This week we saw The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker which was just as magical as last year! If seeing the Nutcracker is on your holiday to-do list and is a tradition you want to start but you haven’t purchased tickets, The Washington Ballet has a special offer for 20% off tickets for the following performances at The Warner Theater:
- Friday, December 16 (tonight!) at 7 pm
- Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 pm
- Tuesday, December 20 at 7 pm
To get your special savings on the performances listed above, order online at washingtonballet.org. Choose one of the above dates and enter the discount code THANKS.
- The performance is just about 2 hours long with an intermission halfway through.
- Attending on a weeknight is fabulous. I know it’s a school night but we went on Wednesday evening and had fantastic orchestra seats. Also, street parking opens up at 6 pm and you can often find open spots instead of paying for garage parking
- Bathrooms are downstairs and the lines can be long for the women’s room. If Dad or another one of the members in your party is male, have your kids go to the mens’ room where the line is shorter.
- There is a dazzling selection of gifts in the lobby that is hard to resist. Proceeds benefit The Washington Ballet and if you’re looking for a keepsake of the performance, I recommend the Nutcracker ornaments that hang on the trees. They are $8-12 and we personally purchase one each year.
- Don’t be afraid to pack some snacks to eat during intermission. There are refreshments available to purchase but it’s also nice to have the things your kids love ready when they need them.
- The orchestra pit is definitely a great place to visit before the show and during intermission. We had wonderful conversations about the different kinds of instruments and enjoyed watching the musicians tune their instruments before the show.
- If your child can’t see past the head in front of them, fold your coats to serve as a booster seat. Hopefully it will provide just enough height for them to have a better view.
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