NOVEMBER 14-17, 2019


About Nutcracker Market 

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 shop featuring over 270 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home d├ęcor, 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."

Houston Chronicle

Spring Spectacular

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.


Buy Your Tickets Early

Don't miss the BIGGEST and BEST holiday market!

Discount General Admission tickets to the Nutcracker Market will be available for purchase. Check back with us for details, coming soon!

General Admission tickets can be purchased at the Market for $22 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY).

Early Bird tickets are now available for purchase by calling 713-535-3231 or by purchasing at the door during the Market (CASH OR CHECK ONLY).

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 Luncheon 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 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 2018 Nutcracker Market merchants

Become a Volunteer

Join in the fun and make friends with over 1,000+ 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.




NOV 12-15, 2020
NOV 11-14, 2021
NOV 10-13, 2022
NOV 9-12, 2023
NOV 14-17, 2024 
NOV 13-16, 2025

For questions, comments, or concerns, contact us at: 

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

All photos by Fulton Davenport, PWL Studio 


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Become A Sponsor

There are many sponsorship and marketing opportunities available that target over 100,000+ loyal Nutcracker Market shoppers during the largest holiday market of the year! Find out how you can be a part of it.

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!

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