The Nutcracker; Ice-skating downtown

The Nutcracker

The holiday classic The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre accompanied by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will once again re-create the story through music and dance, incorporating local landmarks into the production. Mark your calendars for the spectacular show at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now online.

Ice-skating downtown

It’s time to get on the ice and glide into skating season. Ice-skating at the Baton Rouge River Center opens Friday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m.; the first 250 skaters will receive free admission. Sessions each 75 minutes in length will be available until Jan. 4. For more information, call 389-3030. Tickets are $12 each.