If you enjoy live theatre productions and you havent been to any recently (or even if you have) then why not travel to London or Broadway if you are over in the US and see one of the biggest and best productions of this festive season; The Nutcracker. This would really make a great family day out and if you are lucky the traditional German market may be around as a sort of after show wound down. The great thing about The Nutcracker is that its aimed at children and adults alike, it also offers something other than a night sat in front of the TV watching a televised version which, lets face it, is not the same thing as the real deal. Try to get tickets well in advanced though because they are usually sell out shows with obvious reasons, also make sure if you are taking your kids that you do so when they have finished school for the semester, that way you wont have to make them skip classes. Add a bit of culture to your lives, go and see The Nutcracker, you might even enjoy it.