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Nutcracker, Columbia’s holiday family tradition, has the distinction of being Koger Center’s first Nutcracker production and longest consecutively running annual arts event. With six snow-filled performances, including four matinees, Nutcracker is designed to accommodate the entire family’s holiday schedule.



Patriot Hall

3:00PM Saturday, November 19, 2016
7:30PM Saturday, November 19, 2016


Lancaster High School Auditorium

7:00PM Monday, November 21, 2016


Savannah Civic Center

5:30PM Saturday, November 26, 2016


Richmond Community College

7:30PM Tuesday, November 29, 2016


North Charleston Performing Arts Center

5:30PM Sunday, December 4, 2016


Koger Center for the Arts

3:00PM Saturday, December 10, 2016
7:30PM Saturday, December 10, 2016
3:00PM Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:00PM Saturday, December 17, 2016
7:30PM Saturday, December 17, 2016
3:00PM Sunday, December 18, 2016


Francis Marion University of Performing Arts

7:30PM Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Center Theater

7:30PM Friday, December 16, 2016

Sottile Theater

7:00PM Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nutcracker Teas

Mark your calendars now for our magical Nutcracker Tea at 1:30–2:30PM December 10, December 11, and December 17,  just before the Nutcracker matinee performances.

The special events will be in Koger Center’s “ballroom” and will feature a sit-down tea, cakes, cookies and lots of surprises. Learn the real story of the Nutcracker as you meet Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy and other company dancers.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Columbia City Ballet at 803-799-7605.