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The San Diego Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Drive-In


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Liberty Station - Lot N, 2265 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $99 - $139

The San Diego Ballet Company and Liberty Station will present an outdoor matinee of "The Nutcracker," enchanting playgoers with sugarplum fairies, leaping cossacks and flurries of snowflakes underneath the San Diego sky. Transforming a corridor of the Liberty Station neighborhood into a pop-up theater, the drive-in format will allow families to revel in an hour-long vignette production with comfort and safety in mind. The al fresco auditorium will accommodate 30 parking spots per show, with two rows of offset parking to optimize views of the elevated stage. Passengers are encouraged to bring portable chairs, blankets and other cozy necessities to spectate “tailgate-style” in dedicated parking spaces located directly in front of each vehicle. Parking spaces will be left open on either side of the vehicle to assist with social distancing measures. Audience members are also encouraged to support local, neighborhood restaurants by bringing in outside food and beverage.

You will only need one ticket per car. The number of passengers in your vehicle must not exceed the number of safety belts/seats with a max of 6 per vehicle. Should you have an oversized vehicle, you will be directed toward a location where you will not obstruct the view of others.

CAN I PURCHASE A TICKET AT THE EVENT? Tickets are only available online before the event. No tickets will not be sold in-person on site.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? This is a rain or shine event.

WHAT IF SOMEONE IN MY PARTY HAS TO COME LATE? CAN THEY WALK IN? All guests must arrive in a ticketed vehicle. No walk-ins

FAQ on safety, tickets, parking, food, and more can be found here:

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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