The Nutcracker

Miami City Ballet Principal Soloist Kleber Rebello performing in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. (Miami City Ballet, courtesy / November 28, 2012)

Nuts beware.

As is usual during the holiday season, there are a whole host of “Nutcracker” events here in South Florida. Here are seven you shouldn’t miss:

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”

By The Miami City Ballet

Photos: Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale

Dec. 14-16 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

Dec. 20-24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami

Tickets $20-$74 at

“The Chocolate Nutcracker”

By Ashanti Cultural Arts

2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

Tickets $12-$15 at

“The Nutcracker”

By Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

7 p.m. (VIP Gala at 6 p.m.) Dec 9 at The Fillmore Miami beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Tickets $47.50-$52.50 ($82.50 V.I.P.) at

7 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16. at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets $35 at

7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $16.50-$36.50 at

38th Anniversary Performance of “The Nutcracker”

By Ballet Etudes of South Florida

3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark

Tickets $42 and $52 at