Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker, Win Tickets

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Returning for its 8th holiday season, prestigious local dance organization Goh Ballet presents The Nutcracker at The Centre. Since premiering in 2009, the production of this masterpiece has given tens of thousands of audience members the opportunity to be swept away by this world-famous Christmas story.

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Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

  • Where: The Centre (777 Homer St, Vancouver)
  • When: December 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th at 7:30pm
    December 17th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
    December 18th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Available online now

Under the leadership of Executive Producer Chan Hon Goh, former Prima Ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada and the artistic staging of Emmy-award winning choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes, The Nutcracker returns with spectacular magic and fun for the whole family.

Goh Balletโ€™s The Nutcracker will feature performances by internationally renowned principal dancers from the prestigious National Ballet of Canada, Jurgita Dronina and Guillaume Coฬ‚teฬ, performing together as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier Prince. Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra will provide live musical accompaniment of Tchaikovskyโ€™s world-renowned Nutcracker Suite.

Win Tickets

I’ll never forget my first ballet, when I brought my niece to watch her first as well. It was for Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker in 2012. Gathering under the marquee with tickets in hand, cheeks rosy red from the cold and coats buttoned to our chins, we entered the theatre with a sense of wonder. By the end of the first act we were both enchanted by the performance.

If you would like to experience this magical holiday show for yourself, I have a pair of tickets to give away for the finale performance on December 20th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Follow Goh Ballet on Twitter and Facebook for information.

Update The winner is Melissa Hoffmann!

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  1. KimTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:34pm PST

    Oh my gosh I would love to go! Always wanted to see this

  2. margaretTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:36pm PST

    This would be so much fun!! I’ve never been to the Ballet before, and I hear The Nutcracker is a classic

  3. JenZTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:43pm PST

    Oh my Goh-Ness ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve always wanted to go to this!

  4. lucTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:43pm PST

    Beautiful performance!

  5. Nicole MartignagoTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:46pm PST

    Such a fun event; would love to take my 92 yr old Nana ?

  6. Luisa RamirezTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:53pm PST

    we’d love to go!

  7. LouiseTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 7:54pm PST

    I would love to take my niece who is here from Scotland. I always say I will go and I have never seen The Nutcracker. This would make a great surprise for her. Thanks so much

  8. WinnieTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:03pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. KarlaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:06pm PST

    Never been to the ballet,would love to see this!

  10. Jennifer PGTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:08pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter. Her sister is going to see a different production with school and she’s feeling a little left out.

  11. ChristinaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:10pm PST

    Beautiful! So much talent.

  12. MaryTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:34pm PST

    I love the nutcracker

  13. EileenTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:37pm PST

    I’d love to go! I haven’t seen this!

  14. EileenTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:37pm PST

    Tweeted @eleenie

  15. mariaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:39pm PST

    Would love to take my niece!

  16. NicoleTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:48pm PST

    Would love to see this ballet.

  17. GayleTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 8:55pm PST

    Would love to treat my daughter! What a magical night!

  18. PaulineTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 9:06pm PST

    This would be fabulous! I have the Sugar Plum Fairy necklace ready to see the real thing.

  19. Katy WaldegraveTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 9:15pm PST

    I’d love to see the Nutcracker

  20. DanaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 9:35pm PST

    I’ve always wanted to see this and would love to take my daughter!

  21. HelenTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 9:36pm PST

    Great Prize

  22. AngelaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 9:37pm PST

    I would so love to take my daughter!

  23. CristinaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 10:13pm PST

    The nutcracker is such a classic, I would love to take my bf to see this together!

  24. narceliTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 10:32pm PST

    Yes,I would love to go!thank you!

  25. Jeff STuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 10:42pm PST

    It would be great to take my girlfriend to the Nutcracker!

  26. JordanaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 10:49pm PST

    My beau has never been to the ballet and always said he would only go if it was the Nutcracker. Would love to experience the Goh company!

  27. JessicaTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 10:51pm PST

    I would love to win these! Thanks for putting these contests on!

  28. DilaraTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 11:10pm PST

    I’d love to see this!

  29. David MagallonTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 11:10pm PST

    Oh my! This would be a perfect gift for my mother in law!

  30. AnnTuesday, November 29th, 2016 — 11:25pm PST

    Never miss a chance to dance!

  31. MilynneWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 1:03am PST

    I’ve always wanted to see this and hoping I will be able to this time!

  32. LindsayWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 5:27am PST

    Ah this would be so lovely to win. My husband is a leg amputee and if he could could one thing to be, it would be a ballet dancer! Would love to take him! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Janice MWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 7:19am PST

    I would love to win tickets to the ballet!

  34. Bonnie Y.Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 7:25am PST

    It looks beautiful.

  35. Anna MWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 7:40am PST

    I would love to take my daughter!

  36. Linda WWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 7:53am PST

    Thank you for offering tickets to this wonderful production! I have taken my now grown daughter and her best friend in the past and they loved it! This year my daughter needs unexpected surgery in December which is causing significant distress as she is in the middle of her nursing program. I would love to surprise her with the chance to see the ballet this year! Merry Christmas to you!

  37. SabrinaWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 8:44am PST

    The other day, my 13 year old son actually asked me if he could go see this! After I picked myself up off the ground (the shock, you understand), I told him I’d see what I could do. So, fingers crossed!

  38. ZoeWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 8:59am PST

    Terrific! I have never been to a ballet, so I’d love to go

  39. MoniqueWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 9:27am PST

    Have always wanted to go

  40. TiffanyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 10:02am PST

    I would love to go with my daughter for this special Christmas time.

  41. Darren R.Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 10:23am PST

    My wife and I would love to attend as an early Xmas present to us both!

  42. Jessica R.FWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 10:49am PST

    I would take my mum. She deserves some Christmas magic ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. lisaWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 10:53am PST

    Would love to go again this year!

  44. Karoline UrenaWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 11:14am PST

    I’d love to go for the first time

  45. LouiseWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 11:18am PST

    I’d love to see it ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. BonnieWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 1:13pm PST

    It would be nice to watch the performance with my daughters. I always volunteer back stage so never get an opportunity to watch it live. Would be a very special treat to watch the show!

  47. AshleyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 2:03pm PST

    Would love to go to the ballet again, beautiful work!

  48. Janet Y.J. KongWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 2:15pm PST

    Would love to see The Nutcracker…haven’t had a chance yet!

  49. HadleyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 2:23pm PST

    Thanks for the shot at winning.

  50. MimiWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 2:28pm PST

    Would love to go see The Nutcracker – never been!

  51. KristyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 3:09pm PST

    A classic Xmas experience!

  52. ElyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 3:52pm PST

    โค๏ธโค๏ธ Would love to take my daughter.

  53. Carole JorgensenWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 4:30pm PST

    I would be forever grateful to win tickets to see the Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Every year it is on my Christmas bucket list and, 40+ years later, have not been able to go because of finances. Blessings to everyone this holiday season!

  54. Mousemouse604Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 4:51pm PST

    Thank you! I hope to win, I’ve always wanted to see the Nutcracker ever since I went to the Nutcracker Museum in WA.

  55. JasonWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 5:25pm PST

    Sounds fantastic. This would be my first ballet!

  56. Melissa HoffmannWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 7:45pm PST

    This would be a fabulous way to get into the Christmas Spirit!

  57. ShirleyWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 8:35pm PST

    Like the melodies from the Nutcracker.

  58. Ashley ViensWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 8:52pm PST

    I have NEVER been to the ballet, I would love to go with my new husband!!

  59. Tresa BarthelWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 9:19pm PST

    My daughter would love to go to the Nutcracker!!

  60. MarieWednesday, November 30th, 2016 — 11:32pm PST

    Would love to win this to take my 3 year old daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Morgaine MinshallThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 12:34am PST

    Would be such a treat this holiday!

  62. Michelle WThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 8:25am PST

    I would love to go to The Nutcracker this holiday season!

  63. MichelleThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 11:49am PST

    Would love to go with my daughter!

  64. Chad NehringThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 2:09pm PST

    Fingers Crossed!

  65. AdamThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 2:47pm PST

    great date night prize

  66. Ariel CThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 2:49pm PST

    yes please!

  67. JenThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 4:11pm PST

    Always wanted to go to a show

  68. FrankThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 7:56pm PST

    A true holiday tradition!

  69. JasonThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 8:19pm PST

    Never been would love to go.

  70. AndreaThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 10:19pm PST

    Such a lovely Christmas tradition! Would love to be able to take my daughter.

  71. Cass ChowdhuryThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 10:34pm PST

    Would love to see this and support our up-and-coming local artists!

  72. SusanThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 10:51pm PST

    Wow! This would be amazing! I would love to take my daughter!

  73. CherylThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 10:52pm PST

    Would be nice to treat my daughter to this.

  74. Lynn RoutleyThursday, December 1st, 2016 — 11:32pm PST

    I have wanted to take my daughter to this since she was 4 years old and in ballet herself. We didn’t have the money to continue ballet or to go to something like this and I would love to take her!

  75. Teresa SadlerFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 12:30am PST

    I have never seen The Nutcracker! It would be an amazing experience!

  76. AdrainaFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 7:51am PST

    would love to go

  77. RinoFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 9:03am PST

    I would love to win tickets to the ballet!

  78. TaniaFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 9:04am PST

    Would love to go with my daughter!

  79. AlexFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 9:17am PST

    My wife would love to go and take our son

  80. MeredithFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 9:51am PST

    Never been. How exciting!

  81. LindsayFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 9:54am PST

    Would love to go!

  82. Denise SenkowFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 11:07am PST

    I would love to see the nutcracker and take my wonderful niece to this event. She used to attend with her Mom, my sister many years ago as a Christmas tradition but my sister has been passed away many years now. Just thought it would be a wonderful xmas gift.

    Thank you

    Denise

  83. Jeff GriersonFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 11:33am PST

    I’d like to win

  84. katie borrettFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 1:37pm PST

    i still havent seen this ballet live – ah! – yes please!!!:)

  85. RitaFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 1:45pm PST

    I’ve always wanted to see this, and I would love to be able to take my daughter too!

  86. RubyFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 3:38pm PST

    Would love to win!

  87. GurinderFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 3:38pm PST

    nice prize

  88. RenitaFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 4:47pm PST

    I have never been and would love to go!

  89. ChristaFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 6:54pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this!

  90. JustineFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 8:06pm PST

    I’ve never been to the ballet. What a great opportunity!

  91. Ginger GervaisFriday, December 2nd, 2016 — 11:51pm PST

    Would love to take my 12 year old daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Winnie K.Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 12:28am PST

    Would love to take my 8-year-old daughter. She has seen the ballet on TV numerous times and knows the music by heart. Would be such a thrill for her to see in person!

  93. JenSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 12:53am PST

    I love the nutcracker ballet, and all of the beautiful events that Vancouver is putting on, in celebraton of the holiday season. If won, the tickets will be put to very good use.

  94. Sandy TSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 12:56am PST

    Never been but would LOVE to go! *fingers crossed*

  95. LorenaSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 12:58am PST

    I have the charm for around my neck, as I love it, but have yet to see the “Nutcracker.” Would love to see the show to match the charm. ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Caroline LeungSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 8:22am PST

    I’ve never been but this sounds cool

  97. Christina KosiancicSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 10:20am PST

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker but would love too!???

  98. Emily HSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 10:32am PST

    I’ve always wanted to see this!

  99. BevSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 10:34am PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this!

  100. Kelsey WSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 12:43pm PST

    It would be wonderful to attend!

  101. TammySaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 2:50pm PST

    It would be fantastic to see this!!

  102. Kristina MacdonaldSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 3:23pm PST

    Would love to see the Nutcracker!! Love ballet but rarely get to go

  103. Ryna WittSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 5:33pm PST

    This is what Christmas is all about; caring and sharing. Thanks for the opportunity to see this wonderful ballet.

  104. AmandaSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 7:41pm PST

    I would love to take my husband to see the Nutcracker! Looks like a fabulous show! ?

  105. lorSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 — 10:17pm PST

    Would be amazing I’m sure.

  106. RenfrewSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 10:48am PST

    A beautiful Christmas event.

  107. CeciliaSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 1:20pm PST

    I hope to have this wonderful gift for my 2 girls.

  108. Alecia LSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 1:49pm PST

    Would be excited to attend!

  109. JaclynSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 8:44pm PST

    My daughter would LOVE to see this in person!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Valerie LeeSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 10:01pm PST

    Would love to take my mom to see this! xD

  111. RebeccaSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 11:09pm PST

    Never been to the Goh Ballet – this would be great.

  112. DwayneSunday, December 4th, 2016 — 11:16pm PST

    My wife would be thrilled if I won tickets and took her to see this!

  113. CaitlinMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 11:35am PST

    I have been wanting to see this so badly! Fingers crossed

  114. Christina PearceMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 2:29pm PST

    Sounds incredible!

  115. TheaMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 6:25pm PST

    I have always wanted to see it!

  116. JaspreetMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 7:04pm PST

    I would love to go to this and take my niece who loves ballet and is in her second year (shes 4).

  117. GurinderMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 7:05pm PST

    My wife would be over the moon if I won tickets to the Nutcracker.

  118. GaryMonday, December 5th, 2016 — 7:51pm PST

    Want this

  119. sandra pinkTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 1:10pm PST

    A wonderful holiday tradition.

  120. Jenn CTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 2:26pm PST

    Would love to go

  121. Bernadette EstradaTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 2:34pm PST

    THIS IS AN ANNUAL TRADITION FOR MY MOM AND I AND WOULD LOVE TO BE TREATED THIS YEAR!

  122. JasmineTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 3:49pm PST

    Would love to go!

  123. JenTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 4:52pm PST

    I’d love to take my mum to this

  124. Kathleen ThomTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 7:19pm PST

    this would be great!

  125. KayteTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 8:01pm PST

    I have wanted to see this again for years. I would love to force my grinchy boyfriend into the holiday spirit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  126. KevinTuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 8:45pm PST

    Never been to this would love to take my gf

  127. Eva ChoyWednesday, December 7th, 2016 — 1:06am PST

    Would love to bring family to see the Nutcracker.

  128. Janice MWednesday, December 7th, 2016 — 7:19am PST

    I would love to see this ballet!

  129. Melissa HoffmannWednesday, December 7th, 2016 — 5:32pm PST

    Thank you so much! I am so excited!!

  130. Heather SponaugleFriday, December 9th, 2016 — 12:22pm PST

    I would love to see this!! โ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

  131. Karen MSaturday, December 10th, 2016 — 1:53pm PST

    Great prize. I would love to see this magical performance. Hope I Win!

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