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Get ready to capture the magic with Nutcracker Twist: An Enchanted Journey, presented by Symphoria. This year, step into a world of artistry and excitement where aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, and extraordinary circus performers breathe new life into Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. With dazzling costumes, captivating sets, and magical lighting, you’ll experience this cherished classic in a way that will truly captivate your imagination. Join us and witness this electrifying musical backdrop for this holiday celebration.

Experience the holiday season like never before with Symphoria’s performance of Handel’s Messiah. Join us for a magical evening featuring the Syracuse University Oratorio Society, Symphoria, and spectacular soloists. The season’s favorite is back, and it’s a night you won’t want to miss.






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sample itinerary

Friday December 8

Arrive in style at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in the afternoon, where you’ll check into your luxurious room, and begin your enchanting weekend ahead. As the sun sets, indulge in a delightful dinner at the charming 11 Waters and take a leisurely stroll to Wildflowers Armory for a taste of local holiday shopping, adding a touch of magic to your arrival in Syracuse.

Saturday December 9

This morning, board the hotel shuttle bound for Destiny USA. Your morning adventure unfolds at WonderWorks, where family memories come to life through the wonders of Glowgolf and Get Air Trampoline Park. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride the carousel and capture magical moments with Santa himself. For lunch, recharge at Billy Beez before heading to the historic, Landmark Theatre. Brace yourself for an extraordinary 3pm matinee performance of The Nutcracker like you’ve never seen before, featuring astonishing circus acts presented by CirqOvation. After the show, experience the downtown holiday decorations and head to Salt City Market‘s international food court, a place where everyone can find something to love.

Sunday December 10

As Sunday morning arrives, savor a delightful breakfast at Water Street Bagel Company, setting the stage for a sweet farewell. Before you head home, take in family-friendly activities at The MOST, for a final opportunity to create lasting memories as you make your way back home.



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Symphoria's 2023 Holiday Performances