Holiday classic "The Nutcracker" returns to the stage at the Paramount Theatre this weekend, with three shows.

Orchestra Iowa accompanies this event, with Ballet Quad Cities joining them. It's a family favorite at the Paramount every year. If you're not familiar, check out the following synopsis from the Paramount Theatre website:

This captivating performance filled with holiday magic will take your family on an enchanted adventure with Clara and her Prince as they battle the Rat Queen. Community dancer and Orchestra Iowa’s Discovery Chorus join the ballet and Orchestra Iowa musicians to create a magical performance you will not want to miss!

Get your tickets to this enchanting event this weekend.

  • Orchestra Iowa with Ballet Quad Cities presents "The Nutcracker"
  • Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 at 2:30
  • Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Tickets at Paramount Theatre box office or website

With Cirque Musica Holiday Presents: Believe also playing Saturday night at the U.S. Cellular Center, it's an opportunity to partake in a pair of holiday classics your whole family will love. Get tickets and details for the Cirque Musica show here.

[Via Paramount Theatre, Paramount Theatre, U.S. Cellular Center]