Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has become the signature holiday fundraising shopping event in Texas that kicks off the holiday season! It is a one-stop giant pop-up shop featuring over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, gifts, food, apparel, toys, accessories and more. It is the best way to shop and give back during the holidays, as proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that is purchased, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation. Learn more about our history and mission.
"It's the greatest show in the world. It's not just shopping. It's an experience."
Don't miss the BIGGEST and BEST holiday market in the U.S. - the 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market at NRG Center!
General Admission tickets can be purchased at discount beginning October 15 at Houston-area Randalls and online at Ticketmaster beginning August 15. Early Bird tickets can be purchased in advance before November 2 by calling now at 713-535-3231.
NO strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons or pets are permitted inside the Market. However, wheelchairs and walkers are permitted.
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!
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.
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 2017 Nutcracker Market merchants.
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! Stay tuned for more details.
Join us for the very FIRST Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular, April 12-14, 2019 at NRG Center! Enjoy much of what you love about the Nutcracker Market but in the spring! Approximately 150 merchants from across the country will showcase unique seasonal items, including summer apparel and accessories, novelties, gourmet food, home decor items for spring and summer holidays and much more. Proceeds from each admission ticket that you purchase, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and Scholarship Programs.
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FUTURE DATES FOR NUTCRACKER MARKET
NOV 8-11, 2018
NOV 14-17, 2019
NOV 12-15, 2020
NOV 11-14, 2021
NOV 10-13, 2022
NOV 9-12, 2023
NOV 14-17, 2024
NOV 13-16, 2025
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All photos by Fulton Davenport, PWL Studio
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Getting to the Market
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!
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