The Nutcracker is a beautiful and treasured tradition during the holidays. But for many families, Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker does not fit in the holiday budget — or the performance is just too long for young children.

Here are more than 10 community performances of The Nutcracker in the Houston area this season.

HOUSTON

The Nutcracker on Ice at Ice Skate USA Memorial City Mall:
December 8 (6:30 pm)
December 9 (1 pm, 7 pm)
$16 – $25

CYPRESS

Artisan School of Dance at Berry Center:
December 9 (3 pm,  7 pm)
December 10 (1 pm, 4 pm)
$22 — reserved seats

KATY

Connolly Dance Arts at Morton Ranch Performing Arts Center:
December 3 (3 pm)
$10 — general admission, $16 (priority of first 10 rows first-come, first serve)

Allegro Ballet of Houston at Katy High School:
December 16 (1:30 pm, 6:30 pm)
December 27 (2:30 pm)
$20, $25, $30, $60
Full-length production

In Tempo Dance at Seven Lakes High School:
December 16 (1:30 pm)
December 17 (2:30 pm)
$20

STAFFORD

Ballet Forte at Stafford Centre:
December 8 (7:30 pm)
December 9 (2 pm, 7:30 pm)
December 10 (2 pm)
$12, $17.50, $25

TOMBALL/THE WOODLANDS

Texas Academy of Dance Arts at McCullough Junior High:
December 10 (2 pm, 6 pm)
$10 – $25

Payne Academy of Performing Arts at College Park High School:
November 24 (7 pm)
November 25 (2 pm, 7 pm)
November 26 (2 pm)
$20 — reserved seats

Houston Repetoire Ballet at Tomball High School:
December 1 — 7 pm, new abbreviated performance
December 2 — 2 pm, 7 pm
December 3 — 1 pm, 4:30 pm
$15-$22 — Full-length performance Saturday and Sunday
{20th anniversary season featuring Cypress Philharmonic}

Woodlands Civic Ballet at McCullough Junior High:
December 22 (7 pm)
December 23 (2 pm)
$10 cash only at door

KINGWOOD

Kingwood Dance Theatre at Atascocita High School:
December 2 (1:30 pm, 7:30 pm)
December 3 (1:30 pm, 6:30 pm)
$20 — reserved seats
Full-length production

CLEAR LAKE

Bay Area Houston Ballet Theatre at University of Houston Clear Lake:
December 1 (7:30 pm)
December 2 (2 pm, 7:30 pm)
December 3 (2 pm)
December 8 (7:30 pm)
December 9 (2 pm, 7:30 pm)
December 10 (2 pm)
$27.50 Adult, $22.50 Senior/Military

Kennedy Dance Theatre at University of Houston Clear Lake:
December 16 (1 pm, 6 pm)
December 17 (2 pm)
$20