General Admission Dates and Times:

Friday, April 16, 2021: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2021: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2021: 10 AM – 5 PM

Enjoy much of what you love about the Nutcracker Market but in the spring! Approximately 160 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 10% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.




Discount one-day tickets are available at all H-E-B Business Centers and Stay tuned for 2021 on sale dates.


One-day admission tickets can be purchased for $15 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY) at NRG ticket windows during the Market. ATMs are available in the lobby and inside the Market. 


Early Bird tickets can be purchased for $30 by calling 713-535-3231. Early Bird tickets allow for early admission at 8:30 AM on Friday, April 16, 2021, as well as repeat admission all three days of the Market! 

  • Children 4 years and under get in FREE. 
  • All ticket sales are FINAL. We are a nonprofit organization raising funds for the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.

Become A Merchant

Do you have great unique merchandise and what it takes to sell to thousands of shoppers at Nutcracker Market SPRING over the course of three days? Then download our merchant application today 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 choose from a number of great volunteer shifts available at Nutcracker Market SPRING. From handing out programs at Market entry, to selling tickets at the ticket windows, we need your help! Having so many amazing volunteers allow us to make the Market happen for YOU!

Volunteers receive FREE entry to the Market and FREE parking - a great incentive to treat yourself and shop! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us as a sponsor for Nutcracker Market SPRING! With many opportunities for great exposure to thousands of shoppers, we offer exclusive sponsor benefits for each sponsorship level.

Call us today at 713-535-3279 to discuss availability. 

Plan Your Visit

Please visit our "Know Before You Go" page for more information regarding our policies, shopper's tips, parking tips and more.

No strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons or pets are permitted inside the Market. However, wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices are permitted. Please visit our Accessibility Information page for more.


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Nutcracker Market Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers, ages 18 or older, for the 40th annual Nutcracker Market, November 12-15, 2020 at NRG Center!

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.

Nutcracker Market SPRING Merchant Application

Don't miss your chance to become a part of Nutcracker Market SPRING and display and sell your merchandise to thousands of shoppers. Learn more and download your application today!