San Francisco Ballet visits children in the hospital

December 2, 2009 7:34:40 PM PST
The holidays can be a difficult time for children if they are stuck in the hospital. So an early gift arrived for some of them today -- a preview of the San Francisco Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

Many of the children were stuck in the ICU, so the dancers took to the hallways to wave and say hi. Hospital administrators said something special like this has a therapeutic effect for the children.

"The Nutcracker" opens in the Opera House on December 8th.