Magic 96.5's Christmas Sampler Weekend

We're cooling you off this weekend with a Christmas Sampler Weekend powered by Birmingham Ballet’s The Mutt-cracker & The Nutcracker!

This weekend, we're giving you a sample of the great holiday music coming later this year on Birmingham's Christmas Station. Listen live now:, on the FREE iHeartRadio app, your smart speaker, or wherever you listen to Magic 96.5!

Tickets are now on sale for Birmingham Ballet’s The Mutt-cracker & The Nutcracker at The Alabama Theatre! Buy your tickets now at

  • The Mutt-cracker: November 29
  • The Nutcracker: November 30 - December 1

The Mutt-cracker

Birmingham Ballet’s The Mutt-cracker has been featured on Inside Edition and made headlines in the Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, The UK Telegraph and newspapers all over the world. See why Birmingham Ballet’s The Mutt-cracker became an international sensation. The Mutt-cracker, a new twist a “classic tail”, is essentially Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker with the addition of dogs performing along side the dancers. The holiday favorite is brought to life with masterful story-telling and exciting dancing by professionals as well as local talented aspiring youth. Exciting dancing, beautiful costumes, magical surprises, and of course... the DOGS, make this production delightfully fun!

The Nutcracker

Celebrate the Holidays with Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker - a Magic City Holiday Tradition! Set in the ambiance of the Historic Alabama Theatre… this production features elaborate costumes and sets along with the ambience of the "Showplace of the South" all dressed up for the holidays. Nothing can match the overflowing of abundant youthful energy and good cheer. Dramatic special effects are woven together with heartwarming moments to carry you along on the magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Masterful story telling by choreographer, Cindy Free, brings Clara’s dream to life with a perfect blend of tradition and fresh surprises each year. Always entertaining, this production perfectly blends the skills of accomplished professionals alongside Birmingham’s most gifted aspiring dance artists. Dazzling moments include an elegant flying angel floating gracefully high above the stage and elegant snowflakes twirling while Jack Frost flips merrily 20 feet overhead. The supreme dancing of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince is filled with extraordinary leaps, spins, and elegant partnering. Now in its twenty-third season, this Magic City Holiday Tradition is classic entertainment for your entire family.

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