The Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet is the only Nutcracker in the country danced entirely by kids!

The cast of 85 3-to-18-year-olds has been practicing since the summer to prepare for this year's shows.

They’ll take the stage at the Desert Vista Fine Arts Theatre Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16.

You’ll be dazzled by 400 costumes, several set chances and more than a dozen exciting scenes. 

After the 2 p.m. performances, the audience will be invited on stage to get autographs and take photos with Santa and the cast, sing carols and play under the snow machine.

For performance times and tickets, visit the organization's website at