A new holiday tradition for San Jose families!

The San Jose Nutcracker takes place in San Jose at the turn of the last century. This unique production features landmarks of the era, with dazzling new scenic elements including a growing replica of the historic San Jose Light Tower and a skyline of San Jose inspired by the city in 1905. Costumes for the first act were inspired by period dolls from the History San Jose archives and the second act was inspired the Santa Clara Valley in the last century, carpeted in orchard blossoms and known as "The Valley of Heart's Delight.” 

Affordable tickets! Bring the entire family!

Magical Extras

History San Jose's Pop-Up Gallery

The fun continues in the lobby of the theatre, where History San Jose will present a unique display of period toys and dolls to delight and inspire your entire family. 

Parterre Premium VIP Experience for an Extra Special Outing

Treat your family to a VIP experience featuring the best seats in the house and exclusive extras. 

Casa de Fruta on the Stage and in the Lobby

A new ballet character named "Casa de Fruta"  was inspired by the famous roadside attraction and fruit stand, and our Sponsor Casa de Fruta will add to the fun both on the stage and in the lobby!