The Washington Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' at Warner Theatre on view through Christmas Eve

Get into the holiday spirit with The Washington Ballet's mesmerizing performance of 'The Nutcracker' now playing at the Warner Theatre.

Dancing dolls, a pirouetting prince, toy soldiers and - cherry blossoms! The Nutcracker comes to life in D.C.'s annual production at the Warner Theatre performed by The Washington Ballet.

Set in historic Georgetown, the show puts a unique twist on a timeless classic with pieces of the capital city intertwined throughout.

On a recent visit to FOX 5 DC's Good Day DC, young Clara watched as dolls came to life as a sneak peek to the evening's show, featuring a guest appearance by FOX 5's Erin Como.

Julie Kent, renowned ballerina and artistic director of TWB since July 2016, gave a few behind the scenes cues to her students before they took stage in the FOX 5 loft.

"Many of the young talent leave home at an early age to pursue their dreams," she said. "They are really what's happening at The Washington Ballet - it's very, very exciting."

The Nutcracker runs through Dec. 24 with both matinee and evening performances. For ticket information be sure to visit