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During this unprecedented time, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has been able to truly reflect upon the last 39 years that we have been in business. As we approach our 40th anniversary in November, we want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you who has shopped with us, sponsored us, volunteered with us, worn matching shirts to celebrate us, shared in our fashion shows and Preview Parties with us, and those who have simply purchased a ticket to join us. You have not only supported the arts in Houston, you have helped us get to where we are today.

As the largest single event fundraiser for Houston Ballet, Nutcracker Market needs your support now more than ever. You can help our relief efforts by purchasing your tickets NOW to the 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Market, November 12-15 at NRG Center! *Join us for our Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show, Macy’s Fashion Show or the ever-popular Early Bird shopping. Call 713-535-3231 to purchase. For sponsorship information, please email If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

*Please note that we are hopeful and excited for all our events to go on as planned. However, the health and safety of our shoppers, volunteers, sponsors, and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, take all precautions as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and follow the guidelines as provided by our city and state authorities. Please continue to follow us on social media and our website for updated event information.

Nutcracker Market Spring

Join us April 16-18, 2021 at NRG Center!

Nutcracker Market

Our 40th Anniversary! November 12-15, 2020 NRG Center


Due to the cancellation of our April 2020 Nutcracker Market SPRING event, the following options are available to those who purchased Early Bird tickets. Please email by MAY 15 with your decision. Refunds will no longer be an option after May 15.


  1. We need your support now more than ever! Help reinvest in our future by donating your payment amount to Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. As you may know, all ticket proceeds go towards supporting Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs. Your donation is extremely appreciated, and we are grateful for the support during this particularly difficult and turbulent time. 
  2. Transfer the amount you paid for your SPRING ticket(s) and put it toward purchasing a ticket to the Nutcracker Market 40th Anniversary, November 12-15 at NRG Center. Please note that if you choose this option, you will be charged for the additional funds (i.e. $20 should you transfer your SPRING Early Bird purchase towards a fall Early Bird ticket) to your original form of payment. 

If you purchased a General Admission ticket from H-E-B, you may go back to the same location to request your refund.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation during this time. Should you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at Due to high volume of emails, please allow 48 hours for a response from Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. Additionally, due to the unprecedented volume of cancellations, please not that you should expect to receive your refund approximately 30 days after the cancellation/refund request.

Thank you,
The Nutcracker Market Team

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

Houston Chronicle


601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.535.3231
Fax: 713.523.4038

All photos by Fulton Davenport with PWL Studio, Wilson Parish and Daniel Ortiz


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