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Nutcracker Market Overview

Nutcracker Market


November 12-15, 2015

November 10-13, 2016

November 9-12, 2017

November 8-11, 2018

November 14-17, 2019

November 12-15, 2020 


The Nutcracker Market is a continued success thanks in part to hundreds of gracious volunteers. You can get involved one of two ways, as an individual or as a Houston Ballet Guild member. To learn more, click here for volunteer information or click here to read about the Houston Ballet Guild.


Houston-area Randalls will sell $18 tickets. Admission at the door is $20. Half price admission will be available daily 3 hours prior to closing, and children under 5 are free. Tickets for special events are available by calling 713-535-3231. Special events include:  Priority shopping/Four Day Pass, Wells Fargo Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon, and Macy’s Fashion Show and Brunch. For $50, the Four Day Pass grants access to the Market all four days with early entry beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. AVOID THE RUSH! 4-Day passes can be ordered in advance by calling 713.535.3231 before November 6, 2015. They can also be purchased at the door. For more information about these events please click here.

Cart/Stroller Check-In Area

Market-goers will find a check-in near the entry for strollers, carts, rolling bags and wagons, as they're not permitted inside. Pets are not allowed.

Wheelchairs and walkers are permitted.


Free shuttles run throughout the parking areas, and pedi-cabs will carry shoppers to their cars. Self parking operated by NRG. Valet parking available to sponsor level ticket/ table purchasers only.

For more information, contact Houston Ballet at 713-535-3231 or nutcrackermarket@houstonballet.org.

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