You know the holidays are here when tree farms sprout up in tents. Gated communities light up their entrance. And tickets for “The Nutcracker” go on sale.
Boca Ballet Theatre and The Harid Conservatory each have versions of the celebrated holiday ballet.
Boca Ballet has four evening and matinee performances Nov. 23 to 25. Both matinees have Gingerbread Balls afterward for the kids. There is a cast meet-and-greet and photo ops.
Harid’s “The Nutcracker: Act II” is part of two matinees Dec. 15 and 16. Their winter performances also include classical ballet.
Both use high school theaters in Boca Raton as venues.
Here are the details and ticket information:
- “Marleen Forkas Presents ‘The Nutcracker,’” 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theatre, 20101 Lyons Road, just north of Glades Road. Reserve seating: children younger than 17 and seniors, $20 or $30; adults $30 or $40. Tickets available at Boca Ballet Theatre website or 561-995-0709
- Gingerbread Ball, 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, $7 purchased separately, at Gingerbread Ball link.
- The Harid Conservatory Winter Performances, 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16, Countess de Hoernle Theater at Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road at Yamato Road. Reserve seating: $25 or $30 www.harid.edu/performance, 561-998-8038