Presented by

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. (Lollipop Show)
Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.


The Nutcracker Ballet takes place on:

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. (The Lollipop Show)
Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Ardrey Memorial Auditorium of Northern Arizona University

An enduring and popular holiday tradition, the concert features a sparkling party, a dramatic battle, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets accompanied by one of the greatest symphonic scores ever written. The dancers bring the story to life through captivating choreography. Adored by children and parents, this is a Flagstaff holiday tradition. The Lollipop show at 2pm on December 7th is an abridged version, perfect for younger children to enjoy!

Secure your tickets quickly; this event sells out annually. Learn more about parking and directions to the venue here.

Tickets and Information:

$20 to $74 based on location. Ask about our student, military, educator, group, and senior discounts.
Discounted tickets not available online.


The event will include:

Symphonic scores written by Tchaikovsky

Captivating choreography guaranteed to delight and inspire

Music Director and Conductor Charles Latshaw

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Presents

Special – The Nutcracker Ballet (Lollipop)

Underwritten by the Flagstaff Symphony Guild, the Lollipop Concert is an enduring and popular holiday tradition featuring an abridged and kid-friendly version of The Nutcracker for children of all ages. Tickets will go on sale on November 1, 2018. Secure yours quickly; this event sells out annually. As children leave Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, they are given a lollipop by a Guild member. This year’s Lollipop Concert will be Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.

A Letter From

Conductor Charles Latshaw

"The Nutcracker is a treasured tradition for so many good reasons -- it's extraordinary music, the choreography is spectacular, and it's a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. Talented dancers from Flagstaff's own Community Music and Dance Academy Ballet Troupe, along with the extraordinary musicians of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra come together every year to share this Christmas time classic with our community. We look forward to seeing you there!"

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Upcoming Events

2019–2020 | Season 70


Free parking is available in the large surface lot behind Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on Friday concert nights. The NAU designation for this lot is P13 and it is located along West Riordan Road.

Paid parking is available in the Knoles Garage at the corner of West Riordan Road and Knoles Drive. Parking attendants will be standing at the entrance, with the gate open, so that you may quickly enter and park. On your way in you will get an exit ticket. This exit ticket is how you will pay to exit the lot. The parking garage fee is $2 per hour.

Pre-paid Parking exit tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 at the NAU Parking and Shuttle Services in the Centennial building, on NAU campus, at the corner of Dupont Avenue and Beaver Street (credit/debit cards only).

ADA accessible parking is available in surface lots P13 and P16A (across Knoles Drive from the entrance of Ardrey Memorial Auditorium) and in the Knoles Garage.

NAU Parking Office: 928.523.6623 |

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