Nutcracker Means…” Mini-Site

Each week, a fresh take on Nutcracker—and a hidden prize to be found

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker (© Erik Tomasson)

What does Nutcracker mean to you? Dance? San Francisco? Family? Snow? To us, Nutcracker means these things, and so much more—so come backstage as this new “Nutcracker Means…” mini-site each week offers a fresh take on this iconic holiday tradition, plus a hidden gift from us to you!

Each week we’ll be showcase an exciting array of exclusive new content here, from photo galleries and dancer videos from our dancers to share-worthy interviews, tips, tutorials and more. The weekly themes will be:

  • Nutcracker Means Dance (Nov 11 - Nov 19)
    What would Nutcracker be without the beauty, artistry, and athleticism of our world renowned dancers?
  • Nutcracker Means San Francisco (Nov 20 - Nov 26)
    Shining the spotlight on our beautiful city, and the role it plays in this uniquely San Francisco Nutcracker
  • Nutcracker Means Family (Nov 27 - Dec 3)
    Celebrating the nostalgia and magic of Nutcracker for the young (and young at heart)
  • Nutcracker Means Snow (Dec 4 - Dec 10)
    Come behind the scenes as we bring the holiday magic of snow to an unlikely stage—San Francisco!

Join us each week—and join the conversation on social media to tell us what Nutcracker means to you!

Find Your Hidden Gift!

We’ll be hiding a secret gift somewhere on the site each week. These hidden gifts, which will change each week and be online for a limited time only, could be a free treat, access to exclusive dancer content, or even a very special offer on Nutcracker tickets.

Hidden Gift
This is just a sample!

Look for this icon to find hidden gifts!


So keep an eye out for this “gift box” icon as you browse the mini-site each week, and click it when you find it! Be quick—supplies may be limited.