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Nutcracker New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT
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Ballet BC is proud to announce the return to Vancouver of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from December 28th until December 31st, 2013 with three evening performances and two matinees.

Nutcracker Vancouver
Photo courtesy of the Alberta Ballet. Credit: Darren Makowichuk

Choreographed by Edmund Stripe, with sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, The Nutcracker is set in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia, an era of opulent grandeur. This production “…sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun and extravagantly displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes. With scores of children, mice in the battle scene dressed as Cossack soldiers, and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses, this “sparking and spectacular achievement” (The Calgary Herald) offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Choreography: Edmund Stripe; Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Live Music: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Set & Costumes: Zack Brown; Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie

Performance times are 7:30pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 28th to December 30th and 2:00pm matinées on Sunday and Tuesday, December 29th and December 31st.

Tickets for The Nutcracker can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985ARTS) or online, and range in price from $26.50-$85 (excluding service charges). Family packs and child prices available.

Nutcracker New Year’s Eve in Vancouver Contest

Thanks to Ballet BC, the St. Regis Hotel, and Gotham Steakhouse, I have a fantastic prize to offer. I wanted to make this an unforgettable night at the theatre inspired by a date night John and I had earlier this year and these three partners have definitely delivered! The following prize package will go to one lucky reader and a guest to enjoy on New Year’s Eve:

  • Two matinée tickets to Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet BC on December 31, 2013.
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  • A one night stay at the St. Regis Hotel on December 31, 2013. Perfectly located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, the St. Regis Hotel offers award-winning service and refined boutique hotel accommodations. The independent, Canadian-owned and operated St. Regis recently completed a total renovation that brought this beautiful heritage building up to the highest level of modern comfort and finish. You stay includes a complimentary full breakfast, high-speed internet, and more within steps of every downtown attraction.
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  • Following the show, warm up with a complimentary round of cocktails for two at Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar. The cocktail bar at Gotham is a sexy, art deco-inspired space to savour a drink and some lively conversation with friends or clients. And nothing goes better with a stiff cocktail than a baby grand. Guests at the cocktail bar enjoy live music from Thursday to Sunday nights.
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St. Regis Hotel

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win a Nutcracker NYE package from @BalletBC @TheStRegisHotel @GothamVancouver @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Prize is only valid for December 31, 2013 and can not be exchanged for any other date combinations. Should the winner drawn be unable to use the prize on December 31, 2013, a new winner will be selected at random from all entries.

Update The winner is Mike! (Comment December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM)


  1. Alan says:

    Would love to win this and do something totally different this New Years Eve.

  2. Jodi says:

    This is such an amazing prize!

  3. Janet says:

    This looks like the perfect way to spend NYE! Thanks Miss604 and Gothan, Ballet BC and St. Regis!

  4. bjh says:

    Would really love to take my mom! She’s had some bad health news and could use some spoiling…

  5. Erin says:

    Great contest!

  6. Tracey Flattes says:

    Wow – this is an awesome prize!

  7. Liana says:

    What a magical evening. Would love to share it with one of my loved ones.

  8. KY says:

    Magic in the city

  9. Mary W says:

    a great way to finish the year

  10. Jennie says:

    Ooh, good prize! 🙂

  11. Connie says:

    a great prize packages for 2013! Can’t wait to take my sister to celebrate the New Year!

  12. shawn rapaz says:

    Sounds amazing. My wife and I would love this!!!

  13. wenxiao says:

    Nutty NYE thanks.

  14. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to attend this

  15. Winnie W says:

    This would be an amazing staycation and a lovely idea to celebrate the New Year!

  16. Lisa Martin says:

    Sounds like an amazing day and night!

  17. Jas says:

    I’ve always wanted to see the Nutcracker. What a great contest!

  18. Luc says:

    Wow, this is an awesome dance+dine+hotel combo!

  19. tina says:

    id love to win i always wanted to stay at that beautiful hotel!

  20. Julie says:

    What a dream! A perfect way to end a great year and to be filled with hope for a new year!!

  21. Rj says:

    Luvin this contest!

  22. Lise says:

    This the perfect contest

  23. Kirsten says:

    We need to show my sister in law a good time, this would be perfect!

  24. Michael Kwan says:

    Sounds like a great way to spend NYE.

  25. Gigi says:

    WOuld love to see it!

  26. vicki says:

    Sounds like a fantastic way to spend NYE!

  27. Amy says:

    Oh my, this prize pack is amazing!

  28. Brent says:

    Terrific prize!!

  29. Maria says:

    Tweeted it, pinned it and commenting. Awesome stuff!!

  30. Lindsay says:

    That sounds like a wonderful NYE!

  31. Chris says:

    Wow. This is an awesome prize. Fingers crossed!

  32. maria says:

    Perfect holiday treat!

  33. jeff says:

    great contest! thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Ana says:

    What an awesome idea for NYE!

  35. Kevin says:

    Amazing Prizes! My fiance and I would love this!!! 🙂

  36. Sher says:

    Sounds like a great NYE plan!!

  37. Michelle Marie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!! Happy Holidays!

  38. Val L says:

    This would be the best thing ever!!! Thanks for the chance.

  39. Jeff S says:

    This sounds awesome! What a great holiday treat this would be, thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Katie P says:

    I’d love to win this!

  41. Vicky says:

    My mom would love this!

  42. Amy says:

    Would LOVE to win this awesome giveaway.
    Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  43. Stephanie says:

    Wow. What an amazing price.

  44. jennifer says:

    would love to win this!!

  45. Kate says:

    This would be a great way to ring in a new year!

  46. Mag says:

    I love watching Tchaikovsky ballet.

  47. Jeff R says:

    What an amazing way to celebrate a new year. My hubby and I would love this!!!!! Crazy life right now with twins, we could sure use the break! 😉

  48. Jen R says:

    Oops, the above comment was for Jen R, that was a typo!

  49. jordan says:

    i LOVE the ballet! Could be an amazing experience for anyone that wins! Good luck to everyone!

  50. Meliss604 says:

    Been dying to see this performance…and what a night to see it!

  51. Eileen says:

    LOVE this prize!!!

  52. jan says:

    what a lovely prize this would be

  53. Jacqui says:

    Thank you Miss604 for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize!

  54. Katy Came says:

    What a wonderful contest! Been years since I’ve seen the Nutcracker. ~~keeps fingers crossed~~

  55. monique says:

    would love this

  56. Elizabeth B says:

    wow, this would sure be different from what we usually do on New Years Eve…nothing! tweeted too!

  57. Mike says:

    I would definitely win Christmas if I won this one for my wife and I 🙂

  58. Shawn Nygren says:

    This would be the best NYE EVER!

  59. Jessica Hugh says:

    What an amazing prize this would be!!!

  60. Kelsey W says:

    This sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  61. stacey says:

    wow this would be an amazing way to spend new years!

  62. Natalie says:


  63. Amy says:

    What a fantastic prize! Thanks!

  64. Amy says:

    Looks wonderful!

  65. Alison says:

    Would love to win this!

  66. Kiri says:

    This would be the perfect way to close the year! I’m pinning it too..

  67. Kathleen says:

    would love to win!

  68. maria says:

    I would love to win!! This would be the best prize ever!!

  69. Paul says:

    Due to work we haven’t been out for NYE in many years. Being able to surprise my wife with this would be so memorable!

  70. Susan says:

    I so need this. Please pick me!

  71. Maria Cargnelli says:

    What an awesome prize !!!

  72. Caylen Robertson says:

    Please send my wife and me to see the Nutcracker! We two country bumpkins need some a’culturin’!

  73. Hillary says:

    Wow, what a great prize package!

  74. Tracy says:

    Would love to see it live!

  75. Jen says:

    What a wonderful way to spend NYE! Fantastic contest!

  76. Laura says:

    My mom took me to see The Nutcracker when I was 14, and I’d love to return the favour 🙂

  77. Angela says:

    Oh this would be an AMAZING way to spend NYE! Can’t remember last time I went out for NYE! This would definitely make me want to leave my house that night!

  78. Tracy says:

    Would love this!

  79. Bobbi says:

    As a NYE hater, this sounds like the perfect way to cure that. Magical!

  80. Debbie says:

    An Amazing way to ring in the New Year!!!

  81. Wally says:

    Great event for New Year’s Eve.

  82. annemarie says:

    Love to enjoy this fantastic gift!

  83. Lisa says:

    What a wonderful prize!

  84. Chester says:

    My girlfriend would love this!

  85. Leslie says:

    I haven’t seen this show since I was a kid.

  86. DB says:

    This would be wonderful!

  87. Vince says:

    I would suprise my mom with a night out to see this before she travels back East!

  88. Amy says:

    I’d like to go!

  89. Joanna says:

    Looks beautiful!

  90. rachel says:

    this would be the perfect way to spend nye !

  91. jeremy says:

    This would be a fantastic night for my girlfriend and I

  92. Sharon says:

    This sounds amazing!

  93. Christina says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win this!

  94. Glen says:

    I LOVE Gotham Steak House and haven’t seen the Nutcracker in 30 years. It would be a wonderful prize!

  95. tracy says:

    yes, would love to win! 😀

  96. Sylvia says:

    Sound like amazing day planned for a special couple!

  97. Swapnil says:

    great way to ring in the new year

  98. Michele says:

    A wonderful celebration of ringing in a New Year, and celebrating the tradition and beauty of The Nutcracker!!

  99. Jen says:

    This would be such an amazing way to spend New Year’s Eve with my hubby!

  100. Julian says:

    This would be great!

  101. Lucie B says:

    Wow, super prize!

  102. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  103. cath says:

    Nutcracker on New Years – wonderful way to celebrate the New Year!

  104. Jennifer M. says:

    Looks fun!

  105. Alicia says:

    I love the Nutcracker!

  106. anna b says:

    Thank you Rebecca ! it sounds super fun!

  107. Carrie G says:

    Great contest. Would love to win!

  108. Carrie R. says:

    So very excited! Super prize pack

  109. Megan says:

    Sounds like an amazing night!

  110. Jeff says:

    Ah, yes please.

  111. Jennifer says:

    Would love to take my mom to this!

  112. Brit says:

    What a great way to spend ringing in the New year! I’ve always wanted to take my mom to the ballet! 🙂

  113. Chris says:

    I stayed at the St Regis before and it is such a beautiful hotel. Plus the breakfast the next morning is amazing. A stay there combined with the Nutcracker (which my gf has always wanted to see), would be such a great New Years, especially with Gotham’s to top it off.

  114. Anne Bruinn says:

    A NYE night out?? Don’t tease me!!! Yes, please!!!

  115. Emilia says:

    Beautiful fingers crossed

  116. Ron Smith says:

    What an amazing day & night -!i would love to take my wife!

  117. Sharon D says:

    Would love to go with my husband for a very much needed date night! Thank you for the opportunity!

  118. Mary says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  119. Eileen says:

    What an amazing prize!!

  120. Mel says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  121. Brooke says:

    Pick me

  122. Serena says:

    I’ve always wanted to do this!

  123. lisa says:

    wow this sounds like an amazing night!

  124. E. Tang says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet before. This would be so much fun!

  125. Sita says:

    This would be wonderful!

  126. Jasmine says:

    YA ~~

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

  127. truenorth says:

    This would surely help solve my current NYE planning dilemma! Great prize!

  128. Shirley says:

    I’ve been hearing advertisements for this and I would love to go.

  129. Julia says:

    I would take my gran for a fabulous night out!

  130. Aiden says:

    Oh, this would be a joy to win!

  131. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    What an awesome and romantic prize pack. Count me in!

  132. Shelley says:

    I have always wanted to see the Nutcracker live.

  133. Debbie says:

    What a great start to the new year to go to this!

  134. Cindy KS says:

    This would be so much fun!

  135. Harjit says:

    What an amazing experience this would be! Fingers tightly crossed x Twitter fan@plumerea

  136. LAinVan says:

    What a romantic way to ring in the new year!

  137. Andre says:

    Give the prize to bjh’s mom!

  138. Hannah says:

    Wonderful way to ring in the new year 😉

  139. R.H. says:

    wow!Amazing prize!!

  140. P.P. says:

    Would be a great way to spend a New Year’s Eve!

  141. Marianne says:

    A great prize to be won!

  142. Am says:

    Sounds like a perfect night!

  143. Debbie kingston says:

    Would love to experience this romantic date night.

  144. Ashlee says:

    Sounds amazing!!!!

  145. Lorraine says:

    Would love to win this for my hubs and I!

  146. Dilara says:

    Sounds lovely!

  147. Stephanie S says:

    I saw the nutcracker for the first time last year, and it was so magical. I would love to ring in the New Year with this production. Good luck to all!

  148. Suzanne says:

    I love that this prize is connected to a memory you have of a date night – and want to pass on that experience to another. I think it is truly in the spirit of the holiday season – to give a gift of a wonderful moment – that will hopefully become an amazing memory. I would find a way to play this forward – and enjoy the night as well…. With children, I think this would be my first ‘outing’ in almost 10 years on New Year’s Eve. I’m smiling just knowing my name is in the draw!

  149. Chelle says:

    Looks like fun!

  150. Becky says:

    This would be a lovely 1 year anniversary present for my husband!

  151. cindy quach says:

    what a treat this would be for my daughter

  152. Karin says:

    As someone who grew up dancing ballet, this is my dream kind of New Year’s celebration

  153. Joey K says:

    It’s not that often that I’d enter to win a prize like this, but it sounds like a very special way to cap off a year and prepare to celebrate starting a new one. Keeping fingers crossed!!

  154. Tiffany Shim says:

    I love Ballet BC. I also would love Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet to be my first Nutcracker! I was so close to buying tickets on Cyber Monday but I still couldn’t afford to do so… I would be a dream to dance for them one day.

  155. Sarah Chow says:


  156. Amy Williams says:

    I can’t remember the last time I went out for NYE!! This would be amazing!!

  157. LA says:

    My daughter wants to see The Nutcracker just for the “wolves” in the photo!

  158. Kayte says:

    This would be a lovely way to spend new years!

  159. Alison says:

    I love the nutcracker!

  160. Anne Guagliardo says:

    I love the nutcracker! I am confident it will be an amazing show 🙂

  161. Jasmine says:

    Could I be a lucky girl today?

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

    Love ^_^

  162. Ashley Hodgson says:

    My nana passed away this year and it will be my mom’s first Christmas without her mom and her and my dad both LOVE nutcrackers. I think this would be a nice mini getaway I could give my parents.

  163. Steven says:

    Sounds like a great way to celebrate the holiday!

  164. What a unique New Years experience, I would love to go.

  165. Melissa W. says:

    Looks like a great way to spend the New Year!

  166. MurrayA says:

    Would be amazing… used to drop into the St.Regis to watch the strippers! Would be wonderful to stay in the city again.

  167. lisa says:

    Me please!

  168. Branka says:

    Would love to win. Good luck everyone.

  169. Rachel says:

    This would be so amazing!

  170. Irene says:

    Would love to,win this and give it to my son and future daughter in law. They live in Victoria but will be here that week,,love love,

  171. chista says:

    great way to spend NYE!

  172. Jessica says:

    What a wonderful way to ring in the new year!

  173. Louise Clarke says:

    I have never been to see the nutcracker and I know I would love it. Thanks so much

  174. Sheila says:

    We saw the Goh Ballet version of the Nutcracker last year. It would be really interesting to see this version. And staying at a hotel is always a treat!

  175. Lauren says:

    Would love to win tickets to the ballet! My boyfriend is a huge fan, but as poor students we can’t afford it this year. Crossing my fingers!!!

  176. jordan says:

    arribbaa! would be amazing!

  177. Tracy Saddul says:

    Would love to see the Nutcracker live

  178. Daniel says:

    Would love to take the gf!

  179. Jennifer says:

    Would be amazing!

  180. Mark says:

    This would definitely score some browny points with the wifey!!!

  181. Lynn Montes says:

    You keep outdoing yourself!! Fabulous chances!! :))

  182. Clare says:

    Great way to celebrate and always wanted to see the nutcracker 🙂

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