Ballet Austin’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Choreography by Stephen Mills. Photo by Tony Spielberg.

Celebrate the magic of the holidays by experiencing this sweet treat with your family and friends. Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker” is the longest-running production of the seasonal classic in Texas. Stephen Mills’ take on this timeless tale features a cast of hundreds of dancers, including the talented students from the Ballet Austin Academy who share the spotlight with Ballet Austin’s professional company of artists.

Each performance will feature live accompaniment by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 17-19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-23. $22-$92. The Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. 512-457-5100,