Kick off the holidays with the Central Florida Ballet's 18th Annual Nutcracker production! Taking a hint from local theme parks, Central Florida Ballet merged the Nutcracker fairytale with a touch of Cirque and a glimmer of pyrotechnics creating an unforgettable experience. CFB's production was recognized as 'one of the top five productions in the nation' by CNN and has become known to many as the "pyrotechnic Nutcracker" thanks to it's coverage in USA Today. National coverage has also been provided by ABC News, Wall Street Journal, and the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday tradition performed all over the world.  The story is based on a fairytale in which the Nutcracker doll comes to life as an enchanted prince who saves a pretty young maiden named Maria from distress.  Prince Nikita then takes her through a magical journey to his kingdom, The Land of Sweets, where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The Prince tells them about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances from all around the world.



Address: 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 2:00pm


Nutcracker Giveaways:

Follow our Instagram account daily (@centralfloridaballet) between Nov. 1 - 30 for a chance to enter and win!

The Dining and Dance Giveaway: Win Dinner for Two at the Sugar Factory and two complimentary tickets to the December 15th 7:30pm performance.

The Suite Getaway Giveaway: Win an overnight hotel stay and two complimentary tickets to the December 15th 7:30pm performance.

Restaurant Partnerships:

The restaurants below will be providing a 20% discount to all patrons

who show their Nutcracker performance ticket on the day of the Nutcracker performance

  • Outback Steakhouse - International Drive

  • Cuba Libre - Pointe Orlando

  • The Sugar Factory - International Drive

Interested in group sales? Please contact Kailey Klopfenstein at

Don't miss the Nutcracker Raffle & Silent Auction, held December 15-16, 2018
in the lobby of the Orange County Convention Center's Linda Chapin Theater!