Nutcracker Market General Admission Hours:
Thursday and Friday, November 8-9: 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, November 10: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, November 11: 10 AM – 5 PM
• General admission tickets (good for one day only) are $20 CASH at the door. Discount tickets may be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster.com and at Houston-area Randalls stores. Half-price admission is available daily, 3 hours prior to closing. Children age 4 and under get in FREE.
Ticketmaster ticket-holders please note: You must show your mobile ticket upon entry at the Hall C entrance.
• Early Bird tickets (allowing early admission Thursday and Friday at 8:30 AM and access to regular hours of the Market on Saturday and Sunday) are $50 and can be ordered by calling 713-535-3231.
• Special Events ticket-holders (Wells Fargo Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s Fashion Shows and Luncheons) and Early Bird ticket-holders are allowed REPEAT admission, good for every day of the Market.
Spring Spectacular General Admission Hours:
Friday, April 12, 2019: 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019: 10 AM – 5 PM
• General admission tickets (good for one day only) are $15 CASH at the door. Discount tickets may be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster.com and at Houston-area Randalls stores. Children under the age of 5 get in FREE.
• Early Bird tickets (allowing early admission Friday at 8:30 AM and access to regular hours of the Market on Saturday and Sunday) are $30 and can be ordered by calling 713-535-3231.
• 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit Houston Ballet.
• All ticket sales are FINAL. We are a nonprofit organization raising funds for the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.
• No strollers, wagons, rolling bags or carts, are permitted inside the Market. No exceptions. However, wheelchairs and walkers are permitted. Please visit our accessibility information page for more.
• No pets are allowed. We love Fido and Fluffy, but we cannot let animals into the Market.
• Nutcracker Market does not sanction any tailgating at NRG. We need all parking spots to be reserved for paid vehicles. If you wish to tailgate, you can only do so in the area of your purchased parking space.
• By entering the event premises, you consent to being filmed or photographed for potential use of Nutcracker Market advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose.
• With hundreds of Nutcracker Market merchants from all over the country, some of your Market transactions may look a bit suspicious to a financial institution. We suggest notifying your bank that you’ll be doing some damage to your credit card during the Market!
• Our Market is a bit more crowded during our peak hours each morning, so if you can, come shop with us in the afternoon and evenings.
• To be the most comfortable at the Market, we suggest wearing layers and your walking shoes. You’ll want to make sure you can make it around to visit all of the merchants comfortably!
• Wear your most fun and festive holiday gear!
• No matter where you park, take advantage of the pedicabs and trams around the lots to take you to the Market entrance at NRG Center.
• Nutcracker Market is just like any other big event. Parking lots may be crowded, so please allow plenty of time for parking.
• Uber is the official ride of the Nutcracker Market. The pick-up and drop-off area is at Carruth Plaza (across from NRG Center, between the Astrodome and NRG Stadium)
• Nutcracker Market does NOT offer the option to purchase valet parking. This is a special benefit to our Special Event sponsor level ticket holders and Sugar Plum Sponsors.
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