Purchasing this fresh produce and wonderful artisan products helps offset the cost of our 2021 Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker. Proceeds support our Nutcracker performance and City Ballet of Cleveland operating expenses. Place orders by October 4, 2021. Pick up from 22925 Shelburne Road, Shaker Heights.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. In its 9th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

The performance will be available to enjoy in-person at the theater or live-streamed via the comfort of your home.

Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s performance will return to its full-length grandeur. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages with a uniquely Cleveland view of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for in-person and $25 for live-stream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

The Sugarplum Fairy Tea

City Ballet of Cleveland is delighted to offer the magical Sugarplum Fairy Tea on Sunday, November 14th, from 2:00–4:00 pm. Now in its 7th year, the annual benefit supports the upcoming Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker performances. So join us for a charming afternoon of delicious delights and endearing performances, including an appearance from the Sugarplum Fairy, in the Cleveland Skating Club Ballroom.

Catered by the Cleveland Skating Club, you’ll enjoy hot beverages and sweet treats as you listen to live music playing seasonal favorites. Then, shop the Petite Boutique, complete a fun craft, raffles, and more. Finally, end your afternoon with a sneak peek of CBC’s “The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker,” featuring the Sugarplum Fairy and more.

Online tickets are available Wednesday, October 13 through 7 pm, Friday, November 12th. Advance ticket prices are available through midnight Sunday, November 7th, with a $10 increase per ticket thereafter. Seating is assigned from the center of the ballroom to the perimeter, with all online purchases guaranteed seating. Each table seats six (6) guests. Parties wishing to be seated at the same table should buy tickets under one name.

Limited tickets may be available at the door. In addition, a limited cash bar with adult beverages will be available at the event. Parking is free.

COVID 19 Protocol for the event: All attendees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. All staff working the event will be masked.

The Cleveland Skating Club is located at 2500 Kemper Rd, Shaker Heights, Ohio.  Parking is free. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit