Nutcracker Under the Dome

Nutcracker like you’ve never seen it before!

Westfield San Francisco Centre
Thu, Nov 21-Tue, Dec 31

Nutcracker Under the Dome

Launch Event: Thu, Nov 21, 3:30pm tutu giveaway, 4pm Nutcracker movement workshop, 4:30pm SF Ballet School Trainee performance, 5pm Nutcracker Under the Dome premieres.
Free light spectaculars nightly every half hour from 5pm until mall closing at 9pm

Westfield San Francisco Centre’s iconic Dome comes to life each evening with a one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular. This holiday season, San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker is the inspiration for this extraordinary visual experience crafted by local technology innovators, Obscura Digital.

Mall visitors will also be able to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts at the SF Ballet Pop-Up Shop, meet the students of the San Francisco Ballet School and SF Ballet company dancers at scheduled special appearances, and participate in unique interactive family programs.

San Francisco Ballet Activities

Throughout the holiday season, SF Ballet will host special activities at Westfield San Francisco Centre. Shoppers, SF Ballet fans, and aspiring dancers can meet our artists, take photos, collect autographs, participate in activities by the SF Ballet Center for Dance Education, and purchase unique holiday merchandise.

Nutcracker Story Time with The San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education at Westfield

Saturdays, Nov 30, Dec 14, and Dec 21

Experience Nutcracker in a whole new way with the SF Ballet Center for Dance Education. Together we’ll read the story of Nutcracker through our brand new Interactive Nutcracker Storybook App, and then participate in a short movement experience based on characters in the app.

*PLEASE NOTE: This activity is not a performance and space is limited. Participation will be on a first come, first served basis.

Meet SF Ballet Nutcracker Dancers at Westfield

Saturdays, Nov 23 and Dec 7

Meet Nutcracker dancers at these special photo opportunities at Westfield San Francisco Centre. Remember to bring your camera!

New SF Ballet Pop-Up Shop on Level 4 at Westfield San Francisco Centre

Also new this year, SF Ballet will launch a pop-up shop, located on Level 4 of the Westfield San Francisco Centre near the historic Dome.  Shoppers and ballet fans will discover a festive selection of gifts, including beautiful nutcrackers, music, DVDs, toys, and collectibles. The SF Ballet Pop-Up Shop will be open Thu-Sun, Nov 21-Dec 29, 5-9pm.

Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfasts with Santa

On Sat, Dec 7; Sat, Dec 14, and Sat, Dec 21, from 8-9am, Westfield San Francisco Centre and SF Ballet will host special Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfasts with Santa.

Open to the general public, these ticketed events will include a special Sugar Plum Fairy dance class by the San Francisco Ballet ; a private VIP showing Nutcracker Under the Dome 3D light spectacular, inspired by SF Ballet’s production of Nutcracker; a meet-and-greet with Santa, including one commemorative photo per child; breakfast provided by La Boulange du Dome; and an exclusive Nutcracker gift.

At these breakfasts, guests are invited to bring an unwrapped children’s toy for South of Market Child Care, Inc. (SOMACC). Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast tickets are $25 per person. Capacity for these events is limited, and will sell out quickly, so purchase early to ensure your spot is saved!

Saturday, December 7, 8-9am, Buy Tickets
Saturday, December 14, 8-9am, Buy Tickets
Saturday, December 21, 8-9am, Buy Tickets

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson


For additional questions call Ticket Services


Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

On performance days, the phones open at 10am and stay open until the performance begins.