History of The Nutcracker: the Ballet That’s a Christmas Tradition

On December 18, 1892, The Nutcracker premiered at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, a week before Christmas.

Nutcracker Popularity

The Nutcracker has had such an enduring influence on the celebration of Christmas for more than a century that no one even notices that it never mentions…

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Bill Petro

Bill Petro

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Writer and technologist. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, and pop culture. billpetro.com @billpetro