NOVEMBER 9-12, 2023




2022 Nutcracker Market Honoree: Patsy Chapman

The Nutcracker Market proudly salutes our honoree this year – Patsy Chapman

Anyone who has ever shopped Nutcracker Market has probably walked past this year’s honoree as she hustles from one end of NRG to the other and back again - even if they never knew it. Patsy Chapman has been CEO of Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market for 34 years. Under her guidance, Nutcracker Market has grown into one of Houston’s shining, signature events and the can’t-miss kick off to the holiday season for leagues of dedicated fans. For Patsy, Nutcracker Market is more than an especially fun, shopping-fueled long weekend in November.  It is a year-round effort focused on creating a sparkling holiday wonderland and generating support for Houston’s performing arts – a talent she has perfected.

This November, we are thrilled to celebrate Patsy as this year’s incredibly deserving honoree!   


General Admission: One-day admission only. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, at H-E-B Business Centers and at the door.

Early Bird Admission: Early access to shop the Market on Thursday and Friday Nov. 9-10 plus repeat admission all four days. 

*Children ages two (2) and under are FREE. All others require a ticket*

Special Events

*Wells Fargo Preview Party: Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

*Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon: Thursday, November 9 from 10:15 AM - NOON

*Macy's Fashion Show and Luncheon: Friday, November 10 from 10:15 AM - NOON

And if you're feeling lucky, there is another "event" of its own, the Market Raffle which takes place during the entire Market!

Become a Merchant

Do you have great unique merchandise and what it takes to sell to over 100,000+ shoppers at Nutcracker Market? The Merchant Application is available - apply and send us your photos and samples. This Market is a juried show - all applications are thoroughly reviewed and approved by a committee. 

Become a Volunteer

Join in the fun and over 1,000+ dedicated volunteers who return year after year to volunteer at Nutcracker Market. 


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