Events

San Francisco Ballet (© Erik Tomasson)

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker Under the Dome at Westfield San Francsico Centre (© Erik Tomasson)

Nutcracker Under the Dome

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.

Westfield San Francisco Centre

Thursday, November 20 – Saturday, December 31, 2014
Launch Event: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free light spectaculars nightly every half hour from 5pm until mall closing.

Mall visitors will also be able to meet our students and dancers at special appearances and participate in unique interactive family programs presented by the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education.

Candyland at Nutcracker

Inspired by SF Ballet’s Nutcracker’s “Land of Sweets,” Patina Restaurant Group has created a special winter Candyland featuring a curated assortment of candy and sweets that even the Sugar Plum Fairy would approve of. Enjoy Candyland with the whole family during matinees and evening performances of Nutcracker through December 29.

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Upcoming Events

All events take place at Westfield San Francisco Centre, 4th Floor Under the Dome unless otherwise noted.

Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8–9am

SF Ballet and Westfield San Francisco Centre host a special Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast with Santa. Open to the general public, this ticketed event will include:

  • Special Nutcracker movement workshop with San Francisco Ballet School
  • Private VIP showing of San Francisco Ballet’s 3-D Light Show Nutcracker Under the Dome
  • Meet and greet with Santa including one commemorative photo per child
  • Traditional continental breakfast by La Boulange du Dome
  • Exclusive Nutcracker gift

At this breakfast, guests are invited to bring an unwrapped children’s toy for South of Market Child Care, Inc. (SOMACC).

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Past Events

Family Festival Launch Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4–6pm

San Francisco Ballet and Westfield San Francisco Centre kick off the holiday season by unveiling the 3D holiday light spectacular, Nutcracker Under the Dome. Join us on Level 4 Under the Dome for a family festival with a special Santa arrival and Santa photos, photo opportunities with San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker characters, family friendly crafts and activities, and this season’s first viewing of Nutcracker Under the Dome at 5pm. Plus children ages 8 and under can enjoy a special movement workshop with San Francisco Ballet School. The first 150 children in attendance will receive commemorative tutus. Please arrive early.

SF Ballet Meet & Greet

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 5–6pm

Join us for a special meet and greet appearance with Nutcracker characters to take photos and collect autographs. Nutcracker characters will be Under the Dome on Level 4.

Nutcracker Story time and Movement Workshop

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:15–4:45pm

Interact with Nutcracker in a whole new way with San Francisco Ballet School. Together, experience the story of Nutcracker through our Nutcracker Interactive Storybook tablet app, and then participate in a short movement workshop based on characters in the app. Activities take place on Level 4 Under the Dome.

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

Giving Tuesday Happy Hour

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm

La Boulange du Dome, Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4

Join San Francisco Ballet and Westfield San Francisco Centre for a young professionals happy hour event celebrating the spirit of holiday giving. Proceeds from the event will support San Francisco Ballet’s Children’s Enchantment Fund (CHEF), which provides underserved children and families the opportunity to see SF Ballet’s Nutcracker free of charge. Learn more about the CHEF program.

SF Ballet Meet & Greet

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5–6pm

Join us for a special meet and greet appearance with Nutcracker characters to take photos and collect autographs. Nutcracker characters will be Under the Dome on Level 4.

Nutcracker Story time and Movement Workshop

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 4:15–4:45pm

Interact with Nutcracker in a whole new way with San Francisco Ballet School. Together, experience the story of Nutcracker through our Nutcracker Interactive Storybook tablet app, and then participate in a short movement workshop based on characters in the app. Activities take place on Level 4 Under the Dome.

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

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Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Questions?

For additional questions call Ticket Services

415.865.2000

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

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

Learn More About Nutcracker
2014 Nutcracker

Browse our behind the scenes Nutcracker videos, photo galleries, and blog posts.
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Nutcracker Interactive Storybook
Nutcracker Interactive Storybook

Interact with San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker through our beautifully illustrated tablet app.
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