A little bit of Russia returns to El Paso in December when the Moscow Ballet pulls into town to put its spin on the classic holiday tale, "The Great Russian Nutcracker."

The famed ballet company will perform at the Plaza Theatre Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 23, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The celebrated yuletide ballet features dozens of Russian-trained dancers, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, spectacular handmade costumes, and stunningly beautiful sets hand-painted in Russia.

Local talent will also be a part of each performance as the Moscow Ballet always incorporates area dance students to dance side-by-side with the professional company at each city it performs in.

Tickets for "The Great Russian Nutcracker" are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Plaza Theatre Box Office.