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38th Annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

Nutcracker Market

The 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center Nov. 8-11. 


Get your shopping list ready, the 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center Nov. 8-11. Over 270 merchants from across the country will showcase their unique gift items, including home décor, gourmet food, apparel, toys, candles, jewelry, novelties, accessories and more.

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has grown from small beginnings as a church bazaar, to now the second-largest charity event at NRG Park. This year’s theme Cruising into Christmas was carefully selected by Market chairman, Wendy Wilkins Burks, and celebrates the excitement and fun cultural experience the Market creates for shoppers and the Houston community.

The Nutcracker Market is an annual fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Academy and its scholarship programs. Eleven percent of all merchandise sales, plus the proceeds from admission and special event tickets, stays right here in Houston supporting the various programs of Houston Ballet and its Academy.

General admission tickets go on sale to the public starting Aug. 15 online at Ticketmaster. On Oct. 15, general admission tickets go on sale at all Randalls locations across Houston, as well as participating Houston-area Nutcracker Market merchant stores. Special event tickets (Wells Fargo Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon, Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon), Early Bird and group sale general admission tickets can be purchased now by calling 713-535-3231.

The Nutcracker Market Raffle, sponsored by John Daugherty Realtors, includes a Dine Around gift card package (valued at $5,000+), a $1,000 Macy’s gift card, an “Insta-Wine Cellar” wine package including more than 25 bottles of wine, a gift card package from CityCentre Houston, and a $1,200 gift card from Events gift store in River Oaks.

Market Dates:

Thursday - Friday, Nov. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                 

Special Events: 

Wells Fargo Preview Party: Weds., Nov. 7, 6:30-10 p.m.; tickets start at $250

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon: Thurs., Nov 8, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; tickets start at $135

Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon: Fri., Nov. 9, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; tickets start at $135                                                                                       

Event type: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
General Admission: $20 each at NRG Center; $18 at local Randalls and merchant stores; children under 5 are free
NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

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