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How to Plan the Best Trip to the SF Ballet Nutcracker

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Freshly baked sugar cookies, festive decor, and holiday cheer are just a few things that we love. However, if the SF Ballet Nutcracker isn\’t on your list of holiday traditions, then you are missing out! Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind performance. Afterward, if you are looking for more ways to enjoy Christmastime in Livermore, simply download our free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide. It is full of recommendations on restaurants, wineries, entertainment, events, and more!

How to Plan the Best Trip to the SF Ballet Nutcracker

About the SF Ballet Nutcracker

The San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker first premiered on the Christmas Eve of 1944. Following the first performance, it became one of the greatest holiday traditions in the Bay Area. Part of its popularity lies in that it has something to offer everyone. Whether you are planning a family trip or a date night, this beautiful holiday ballet doesn\’t disappointment. With intricately crafted props, gracefully twirling dancers, and booming music, the SF Ballet Nutcracker guarantees to capture your heart and imagination.

Holiday Dining Experiences

For guests staying at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa, we recommend elevating your theater experience with dinner at one of Livermore Valley’s renown restaurants. Below, you will find several lovely options for holiday dining before the show.

To learn more about the dining options available in Livermore, read our blog on Livermore’s top restaurants.

Helpful Information For Your Trip

  • The first performance for winter 2019 is Wednesday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. The season runs from December 11 through Saturday, December 29. Remember to reserve your tickets in advance.
  • Each person entering the theater must have a ticket. Children must be four years of age or older to attend. In addition, children must sit with an accompanying adult. Lap sitting is not permitted.
  • Do your best to avoid leaving your seat during the performance. The SF Ballet Nutcracker is 2.5-hour affair with one 20-minute intermission, so try to plan your break accordingly.

The Best Place to Stay For Your Holiday Getaway

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After your trip to the SF Ballet Nutcracker, end your evening in one of California’s oldest wine regions. Located in the heart of the lovely Livermore Valley, a stay at the Purple Orchid Resort & Spa is the perfect compliment to any holiday getaway. When you book any of our elegant accommodations, like the Wilderness Retreat King Room, you can always look forward to the best packages, amenities, and top-notch service. 

During your visit, indulge with some Wine Country nurturing! Our resort offers daily, hot-plated breakfast, spa services, a complimentary wine and olive oil hour, and more. If you are ready to plan your next holiday vacation, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa!

If you are looking for more ways to spend the holidays during your Bay Area getaway, remember to download your free vacation guide!

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