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Nutcracker, Columbia’s holiday family tradition, has the distinction of being the Koger Center’s first Nutcracker production and longest consecutively running annual arts event. With seven snow-filled performances, including four matinees, Nutcracker is designed to accommodate the entire family’s holiday schedule. Performances will run December 13th at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM to 14th at 3:00 PM and December 20th and 21st at both 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Nutcracker Teas

Mark your calendars now for our magical Nutcracker Tea on December 13th, December 14th, and December 20th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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.

Encore After Party

Following the last performance of each of our production, join the Columbia City Ballet’s dancers, staff, and supporters after the performance at Hampton Street Vineyard. for an exclusive after party featuring a live DJ, drink specials, and a late-night menu. Your $5 cover charge goes toward the Columbia City Ballet’s Educational Outreach Program.


Sumter, SC:
Saturday, November 22th at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Patriot Hall
Tickets available at Miss Libby’s School of DanceSeaco Music, and by calling the Columbia City Ballet at (803)799.7605

Lancaster, SC:
Monday, November 24th at 7:00 PM, Lancaster High School Auditorium

Savannah, GA:
Saturday, November 29th at 5:30 PM, Savannah Civic Center

North Charleston, SC:
Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 PM, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Columbia, SC:
Saturday, December 13th at 3:00pm at Koger Center
Saturday, December 13th at 7:30pm at Koger Center
Sunday, December 14th at 3:00pm at Koger Center

Saturday, December 20th at 3:00pm at Koger Center
Saturday, December 20th at 7:30pm at Koger Center
Sunday, December 21st at 3:00pm at Koger Center
Sunday, December 21st at 7:00pm at Koger Center

Charleston, SC:
Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 PM, Sottile Theatre
Tickets available at or at (803)799.7605 

Hartsville, SC:
Friday, December 19th at 7:30 PM, Center Theatre