DECEMBER 20-23, 29 & 30 A regional family favourite, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet gives Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker a hometown twist. Timeless choreography melds with local charm in this annual production. The ballet features delightful characters from the original tale brought to life on stage in enchanting costumes; show-stoppers include dancing toys and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. Set in a grand manor on Winnipeg’s Wellington Crescent, a snowy game of pond hockey and a battle on Parliament Hill make this Christmas fantasy quintessentially Canadian. Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, 204-956-2792 or visit here.