For more than 38 years, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has been a holiday shopping staple in Houston. What began as a local church bazaar raising thousands of dollars for Houston Ballet, its Academy and scholarship programs, developed into a giant pop-up shop raising millions of dollars for the Ballet while hosting hundreds of merchants and thousands of shoppers from all across the country. We couldn't be more proud to have contributed over $68.8 million to Houston Ballet to help bring arts education, scholarships, performances and classes to hundreds of thousands of Houston-area students.

This Market is a magical kingdom of holiday treasures, and has become an annual tradition unlike any other. We hope you will join us this year!

Click the below to learn more about Nutcracker Market's incredible committee members, view exciting media highlights from past Markets, learn about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities with the Market, and some interesting facts about last year's event. 



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Nutcracker Market Participating Merchants

Check out the list of the 2019 participating merchants and plan your visit today!

Nutcracker Market Special Events

Preview parties, fashion shows and more! Learn more and buy your tickets to Nutcracker Market special events.

Sugar Plum

Want to attend ALL Nutcracker Market events? Consider becoming a Sugar Plum!