Where Can I Find the Nutcracker Bear?

Celebrate the holidays with Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Bear. Our huggable mascot is hard at work spreading holiday cheer throughout the city. Join in the fun at these special events, now through the end of December.

Meet The Nutcracker Bear

Photo credit: Ernesto Galan

Boston public library nutcracker storytimes

Mon, Dec 10 • 10:30 am • North End Branch, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston
Tue, Dec 11 • 10:30 am • West End Branch, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston
Wed, Dec 12 • 10:30 am • Charlestown Branch, 179 Main Street, Charlestown

In these interactive story hours, children and families will hear the story of The Nutcracker and then have the opportunity to participate in a movement experience that highlights the major themes of the story and take a photo with the Nutcracker Bear!

Mike’s Pastry

Fri, Dec 14 • 12:30 pm
Mike’s Pastry – Assembly Row
445 Revolution Drive, Somerville

‘Tis the season for some sweet treats. Stop by Mike’s Pastry and visit with the Nutcracker Bear while you’re there getting your cannoli fix. Plus, enter for a chance to win free tickets—give them as a gift and take someone you love!

Primark In-Store Event

Sat, Dec 15 • 2 pm
Primark, Downtown Crossing
10 Summer Street, Boston

Say cheese! Don’t miss our free holiday photo booth with the Nutcracker Bear. Plus, borrow some gift-giving inspiration from an on-site DIY crafter, who will be giving away free holiday mementos in the store.   

Nutcracker Parade 

Sat, Dec 15 • 4 pm
Primark, Downtown Crossing
10 Summer Street, Boston

Don’t miss Boston Ballet’s first-ever Nutcracker parade! Help us spread holiday cheer throughout Downtown Crossing and grab a free cup of cocoa while you’re there.  

Nutcracker Storytime

Thu, Dec 20 • 10:30 am
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
598 Assembly Row, Somerville

Hear the tale of The Nutcracker at this fun-filled story hour, then watch as the Nutcracker Bear leaps from the page and into real life. Don’t miss your chance to meet the ballet’s cuddliest character.  Then bring your own creativity to life at LEGOLAND’s Bricktacular event.

The audience connection to the art is what truly brings it to life.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director