The Palmdale Junior Ballet and Theater Dance will present the “The Nutcracker Story and Christmas Celebration” on Dec. 4 at the Palmdale Playhouse. Showtime is at 7 p.m.

Based on the famous ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer will tell the enchanting and magical tale of Clara and her Nutcracker in the Nutcracker Story Ballet.

Palmdale Junior Ballet will present an abridged version of the holiday favorite featuring dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes.

Palmdale Theater Dance will celebrate the season with music featuring “Hey Santa Claus,” “Silent Night,” “Christmas Party” and “No Christmas for Me.”

Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and members of the military (with ID) and children under 12 years, may be purchased online at www.palmdaleplayhouse.com. You may also stop by the box office two hours prior to the show, at 38334 10th Street East.

For more details, call (661) 267-5684.