NOV. 10 - 13, 2016

Chaired by Mary Alice Parmet
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Honoring: Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women

Houston Ballet's largest fundraiser and holiday shopping extravaganza, the 36th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will be held November 10 – 13, 2016 at NRG Center, with a Wells Fargo Preview Party on Wednesday, November 9. For those with a passion to shop, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will feature over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping!

About Nutcracker Market
Proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that you purchase, plus 10% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and Scholarship Programs. 

The 2016 Nutcracker Market, chaired by Mary Alice Parmet, is themed “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and with the strong support of the Nutcracker Market committee chairmen, generous donors, loyal shoppers, long-time sponsors and underwriters, and our 1,000+ volunteers, the 2016 Nutcracker Market is expected to be our best one yet!

"It's the greatest show in the world. It's not just shopping. It's an experience."

Houston Chronicle


Don't wait until the last minute!!

Don't miss the BIGGEST and BEST holiday market in the U.S. - the 36th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market at NRG Center! 

General Admission tickets can be purchased at discount beginning October 17 at Houston-area Randalls and online at Ticketmaster. Priority Shopping/Four Day Pass tickets can be purchased in advance before November 4 by calling now at 713-535-3231. 

NO strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons or pets are permitted inside the Market. Wheelchairs and walkers are permitted. 

Special Events

There's a reason why there is a Wells Fargo Preview Party: to dress up, enjoy cocktails, buffets, live entertainment and get an exclusive preview of all the Nutcracker Market merchants before the crowds arrive!

For the shopping enthusiasts, come join us at the Saks Fifth Avenue and Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday and the Macy's Fashion Show and Brunch on Friday! 

Call us today at 713-535-3231 for tables and tickets! 

And if you're feeling lucky, there is another "event" of its own, the Market Raffle which takes place before and during the entire Market! Buy a ticket for $10 or 6 for $50 for a chance to win a fabulous prize. 

Become a Merchant

Think you have great merchandise and what it takes to sell to over 100,000+ shoppers at the Nutcracker Market in just four days? Download our merchant application today and send us your photos and samples. All merchant applications are thoroughly reviewed by a committee. 

Check out the full listing of all 2016 Nutcracker Market merchants

Become a Volunteer

Join in the fun and make friends with over 1,300+ dedicated volunteers who return year after year to volunteer at the Nutcracker Market. Volunteers receive free entry to the Market and free parking - a great incentive to treat yourself and shop! 

It happens fast and it happens once a year - don't miss the 2016 Nutcracker Market! 

Become A Sponsor

There are many sponsorship and marketing opportunities available to target over 100,000+ loyal Nutcracker Market shoppers during the largest holiday market of the year!

Directions and Lodging

Ask any shopping expert, for the best holiday shopping experience, grab your shopping buddies and plan your visit to the Nutcracker Market at NRG Center!

Contact Us

We love to hear from Nutcracker Market fans! Contact us directly with any questions and stay connected with all Nutcracker Market updates and ticket giveaways on social media! #nutcrackermarket