The Fairfax Ballet's performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker has been a beloved D.C.-area holiday tradition for more than two decades. This famed yuletide ballet tells the story of a young Clara, a girl who receives a magical nutcracker toy one Christmas Eve and dreams that he comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Mouse King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This always-engaging production features professional guest artists, along with company dancers and students from the Russell School of Ballet. Make the show part of your Thanksgiving weekend plans and catch the holiday spirit.