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Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra announces 'The Nutcracker' performances

"The Nutcracker" will be presented by the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16-17, at the Northfield Middle School and Cannon Falls High School, respectively. Photo courtesy of the Northfield Arts Guild

Make your holidays bright with Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra's performances of "The Nutcracker." In collaboration with the Cannon Arts Board, the Cannon Falls School of Dance, and the Guild's Dance Theater Company, this family-friendly, one-hour concert highlights the best of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's iconic Christmas classic, complete with dancing from local youth and narration by Northfield's poet laureate, Rob Hardy.

Performances of "The Nutcracker" are 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Northfield Middle School, 2200 Division St. S., and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Cannon Falls High School auditorium, 820 Minnesota St. E.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Lap seats for children age 3 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at, by calling 507-645-8877, or at the Guild gift shop, 304 Division St. S., Northfield. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

In conjunction with the concerts, enjoy a Nutcracker story time at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Cannon Falls Library, 306 W. Mill St., complete with crafts and "Meet the Character" picture opportunities.

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