Nutcracker by Spielzeugschachtel

My German Nutcracker that my mom brought back from her Danube River Christmas Markets Cruise.

Erlebnis Holzkunst ~ Spielzeugschachtel

Seiffen, Germany ~

The toy-making village of Seiffen has become famous for its unmistakable woodturning crafts. What is today an ever-improving toy manufacturing industry actually first originated from the need for mining families to buy more bread. All year round more than 100 small workshops produce and sell ornamental fir trees, pipe-smoker incense burners, nutcrackers, enchanting angels, decorative Christmas arches, music boxes and pyramids that rotate by candle heat.

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Going to see the Nutcracker on Saturday

I’m very excited! I’m going to see the Nutcracker on Saturday with my mom, sister, neice and nephew, a friend and her daughter. It’s been over four years since I’ve seen it last.

The City Ballet of San Diego will be performing The Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, December 20th, at 7 pm at the Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (the place I still call the MGM).