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As the largest single event fundraiser for Houston Ballet, Nutcracker Market needs your support now more than ever. You can help our relief efforts by purchasing your tickets NOW to the 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Market, November 12-15 at NRG Center! *Join us for our Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show, Macy’s Fashion Show or the ever-popular Early Bird shopping. Call 713-535-3231 to purchase. For sponsorship information, please email If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

*Please note that we are hopeful and excited for all our events to go on as planned. However, the health and safety of our shoppers, volunteers, sponsors, and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, take all precautions as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and follow the guidelines as provided by our city and state authorities. Please continue to follow us on social media and our website for updated event information.

General Admission

General admission tickets can be purchased at a discount at Houston-area Randalls stores (see locations here) and online at TicketmasterCheck back for on sale dates.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Market for $20 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY).

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Early Bird Admission

Early Bird tickets are $50 and allow for 8:30 AM admission on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 12-13), as well as admission to all four days of the Market! Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-535-3231 and at the door.

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Special Events

Special event tickets MUST be purchased in advance by calling 713-535-3231. All special events will be held at NRG Center.

Wells Fargo Preview Party - Wednesday, November 11
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon - Thursday, November 12
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon - Friday, November 13
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM


Market Raffle

The 2020 Nutcracker Marke Raffle, sponsored by John Daugherty, Realtors will be located in the main aisle.

Tickets are $10 each, or 6 for $50 and are available for purchase during all Market hours.

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Sugar Plum

As a Sugar Plum sponsor, you will receive two tickets to each Nutcracker Market special event and valet parking!

Your generous Sugar Plum donation goes directly to supporting Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.

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Shining Star

With your contribution, you will receive TWO Early Bird tickets (valued at $100), which allow you early access to the Market at 8:30 AM on Thursday and Friday for an extra 90 minutes of shopping. Plus, the tickets are good for repeat admission on all four days! Not only that, but your name will be listed in our program (if received by October 1).


The resale of event tickets in Texas is legal. You may well find event tickets on sale at ticket brokers. Though brokers are never the primary sales point, they access tickets by purchasing them in the same way as the consumer. Please keep in mind, when you buy from a broker:

  • We cannot be responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties.
  • We cannot replace your tickets if they are lost or stolen.
  • We cannot issue a refund to you in case of an event cancellation.
  • We cannot guarantee that your re-sale tickets are valid and therefore, cannot guarantee admittance.
  • You may be paying much more than the ticket's face value.
  • We cannot contact you with information regarding time changes, show cancellations or other information.

Please also be aware that Special Event tickets can ONLY be purchased through Nutcracker Market, not from any third party source. Official Nutcracker Market General Admission tickets are only sold through Ticketmaster and H-E-B Business Centers. 


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Nutcracker Market Merchant Application

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Become A Sponsor

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