DANCE

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Tuesday, Dec. 24 | All ages
615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Moscow Ballet at the Ryman Auditorium,116 Fifth Ave. N. Nashville. 1 & 5 p.m. $31 - $91. This Russian interpretation of this holiday ballet tradition feature more than 200 costumes, eye-popping sets, towering puppets and soaring birds.

NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER
Thru Dec. 23 | All ages
615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet at TPAC's Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Dec. 7 at 2 & 7 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2 & 7 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 1 & 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 21 at 2 & 7 p.m.; Dec. 22 at 1 & 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 23 at 2 & 7 p.m. $35 - $93. One of Nashville's favorite holiday traditions brings many aspects of our city to life onstage in holiday wonder, and the show boasts a large cast of local kids.

THEATER

AUNTIE CLAUS
Thru Dec. 29 | All ages
615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Sat 2 p.m. (additional 10 a.m. shows on Dec. 21 & 28); Sun 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, Dec. 4 & 18 at 1 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m.;  Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10 a.m.;  Friday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. $23 adults, $17 ages 3 - 17. Based on Elise Primavera’s children’s book, this musical follows Sophie Kringle’s eclectic great aunt. Read Chad Young's review HERE.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL
Thru Dec. 27 | All ages
615-889-1000 | christmasatgaylordopryland.com

Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Dates & times vary. $24.99 - $109.99. A live musical version of the classic TV holiday special.