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Bring the holiday cheer of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® into your home this December with a Nutcracker Magic Pass Package.

For Children Ages 3-8

Get your family moving alongside the artists of NYCB with Nutcracker-themed Ballet Breaks workshops throughout December, as well as exclusive bonus content only available to Nutcracker Magic Pass package buyers, including the opportunity to meet an NYCB dancer.

Choose from one of two packages offered below. Availability is limited.

1

Nutcracker Magic Pass

$95 per household. Available to purchase until DEC 31.

Welcome Video Message from the Sugarplum Fairy

Zoom livestream access to four Nutcracker-themed Ballet Breaks workshops on DEC 5, 12, 19, and 28 at 11 AM EST

Video recordings of Ballet Breaks workshops from DEC 5, 12, 19, and 28, available to view until JAN 4

Exclusive access to a bonus Nutcracker-themed Ballet Breaks workshop recording, available to view until JAN 4

Five Nutcracker coloring pages

Five Nutcracker activity pages

2

Nutcracker Magic Pass Plus

$295 per household. Available to purchase until DEC 13.

Includes the Nutcracker Magic Pass bonus content, plus:

Meet the Magic, a 15-minute semi-private Zoom experience with a NYCB dancer

A personalized certificate of completion made out to your child, signed by your Meet the Magic NYCB dancer

Nutcracker Storybook Read Aloud Video

What happens after I purchase a Nutcracker Magic Pass Package?

  • Your order confirmation from NYCB will contain the Zoom details for the four Ballet Breaks workshops on DEC 5, 12, 19, and 28. We’ll also send you a reminder email the day before each workshop with the link.

  • Within 24 hours of placing your order, the email address used to purchase will receive an email containing your Nutcracker Magic Pass bonus content.

  • Within 24 hours of each Ballet Breaks workshop, the email address used to purchase will receive a video recording of the workshop, a coloring page, and an activity page.

  • Please note: if you purchase this package as a gift, you will receive further instructions on how to notify your gift recipient of the Nutcracker Magic Pass details as well as how they can access their bonus content. Ballet Breaks reminder emails and post-workshop video recordings, coloring pages, and activity pages will be sent directly to your gift recipient.
  • Your order confirmation from NYCB will contain the Zoom details for the four Ballet Breaks workshops on DEC 5, 12, 19, and 28. We’ll also send you a reminder email the day before each workshop with the link.

  • Within 24 hours of placing your order, the email address used to purchase will receive an email containing:
    • Your Nutcracker Magic Pass Plus bonus content
    • Your Meet the Magic scheduling preference form

  • Within 24 hours of each Ballet Breaks workshop, the email address used to purchase will receive a video recording of the workshop, a coloring page, and an activity page.

  • Complete and submit your Meet the Magic scheduling preference form.

  • NYCB Education will contact you to confirm the date and time of your Meet the Magic experience.

  • NYCB Education will send a reminder email the day before your Meet the Magic experience with Zoom details as well as your child’s personalized NYCB Certificate of Completion.

  • Please note: if you purchase this package as a gift, you will receive further instructions on how to notify your gift recipient of the Nutcracker Magic Pass Plus details as well as how they can access their bonus content. Ballet Breaks reminder emails and post-workshop video recordings, coloring pages, and activity pages will be sent directly to your gift recipient. All Meet the Magic scheduling preference forms should be completed by the gift recipient.

Meet the Magic FAQs

Your unique Zoom link and password will give you access for just one device to login to the experience. It is up to you how many people join you, but we recommend no more than 4 people per unique login so you and everyone else receives as personalized an experience as possible.

Each Meet the Magic experience is unique and we will do our best to notify you in advance. Due to scheduling, the dancer is subject to change. We are not accepting requests for specific dancers.

Yes, the New York City Ballet dancer and New York City Ballet staff host will be able to see and hear you.

Yes, absolutely. This special time is for you and we encourage you to ask our dancers your questions!

There are 3 slots reserved for each session so that each experience is semi-private and personalized.

All Meet the Magic experiences will be scheduled to take place between December 10 and December 30 at varying times of day.

Meet the Magic Refund Policy

Due to limited availability, there are no refunds or rescheduling.

In the event that New York City Ballet needs to reschedule your Meet the Magic experience, participants will be notified by email at least 24 hours before the experience.