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Holiday performances at the Ernst Center


Get into the holiday spirit by attending a performance at Northern Virginia Community College’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. Throughout the month of December, see performances by the Virginia Ballet and other local performance organizations.


Upcoming shows include “The Nutcracker” performed by the Swan Ballet Dance Schools and the Virginia Ballet and “Christmas in New York.” Multiple shows are on the schedule for all performances, and times and dates can be found on their websites.

Dec. 11-20: Christmas in New York

Dec. 21-22: The Nutcracker” (Swan Ballet Dance Schools)

Dec. 27-29: The Nutcracker” (Virginia Ballet)


All performances will take place at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at NOVA-Annandale, 8333 Little River Turnpike.


For “Christmas in New York,” tickets range from $19-$23, from $18-$23 for “The Nutcracker” performed by Swan Ballet and from $20-$30 for the Virginia Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” performance.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu




Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.