The Canton Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” once again will feature a member of the New York City Ballet. Sterling Hyltin, who has been a principal dancer with the New York company since 2007, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy alongside 300 students from the local ballet program.
Few ballets invoke the feelings of the holidays as does “The Nutcracker.” The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet, a fairy tale story about an enchanted Christmas Eve when toys come to life, is a staple of the season.
Some holiday traditions have a timeless appeal. Nostalgic Christmas carols, colorful light displays, the magic of “The Nutcracker” and the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. Here are 10 of our favorite seasonal events, all happening in December, in no particular order. Take a browse.