7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
2 pm Saturday and Sunday
Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells.
The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, Mr. Coyote and Ms. Roadrunner and lavish western Victorian-era costumes.
In this 11th year, Zozobra is the newest character addition, with the production showcasing New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of David Felberg for 2022 in what has become an annual family holiday tradition.
$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, kids 12 and younger and NHCC members
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Holiday fun for the entire family! Decorate ornaments and craft luminarias, while enjoying music, hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Then, enjoy a free screening of Encanto at 7:00 pm!
Walt Disney Pictures; Directors; Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Castro Smith; 2021; 99 minutes; PG
Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance. Please note the seating of Encanto will be first come first seated.
This program is generously supported by Bank of America and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.
7:00 pm Friday
2:00 pm & 5:00 pm Saturdays
2:00 pm Sundays
Cardboard Playhouse presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!
Performances will take place Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, and on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. General admission tickets are $15.
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10 am to 2 pm
Discover unique and beautiful crafts that make great gifts for your friends and family (or for yourself !) our Spring Regalos craft fair. All purchases not only support local artists and artisans but also the NHCC Foundation, which funds programs and events at the NHCC.
The craft fair will take place outside of La Tiendita, in the NHCC’s Visual Arts Building.
To become a vendor at the event or to get more information about the event, please contact Corina Marquez in the NHCC Foundation at email@example.com
Free public event
New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring a quartet of Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, including Alyssa Anderson, Jeffrey Beruan, Matthew Vickers, Sarah Asmar, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. Join us after the performance in the Salón Ortega for a champagne reception to celebrate 2017!
$45, $55, $65: After Party an additional $45
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7 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday
Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment. This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children. Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers are also preserved in all their splendor, while beautiful sets, lavish western Victorian-era costumes in the first-act Party, and never-before-seen pyrotechnics in the Battle light up the stage in this all-new production. Resplendent with New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace of its origins, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors/children