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Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market 2022

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market returns for its 42nd year, Nov. 10-13. The market is an annual fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs. (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

Nutcracker Market is poised to once again deliver the shopping magic, memories, and mimosas for which it has become famous. This will be the Market’s 42nd year of ushering in the Houston holiday season and providing eager shoppers with the opportunity to enjoy a wonderland of more than 270 booths decked out in their finest seasonal splendor.  

Nutcracker Market selectively curates their merchant list each year – blending long-running fan favorites alongside exciting new shops for an experience which is both familiar and fun. Apparel, accessories, handbags, fashion and fine jewelry, gourmet food and treats, home and holiday décor, toys, kitchen wares, and one-of-a-kind gifts will all fill the halls of NRG Center. 

Longtime Houston Ballet Guild and Nutcracker Market committee member Casey Rowe will serve as this year’s Market chairman. Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is an annual fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs. Eleven percent of all merchandise sales, plus the proceeds from admission and special event tickets, supports various programs of Houston Ballet and its Academy. Since its inception, Nutcracker Market has contributed more than $80 million to the Houston Ballet Foundation.

The Nutcracker Market Raffle, located in the main aisle and open during all four days of the Market, is sponsored this year by Nan and Company. Prizes include an array of exciting items, including a Loro Piana fine Italian wool cape with fox fur trim from Alaska Fur Gallery, white diamond and deep red ruby dangle earrings from Valobra Master Jewelers, Houston Astros autographed memorabilia and dugout seat tickets, and more!

Market Schedule:
Thur., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Sat., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sun., Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Ticket Information:     
General Admission tickets are good for one-day admission only. 
Children 2 and under are free. All others must have a ticket. 
Early Bird tickets are $60 and can be purchased by calling 713-535-3231 by November 4, 2022. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Early Bird tickets allow for 8:30 a.m. admission on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11 as well as repeat admission all four days of the Market.

There is a check-in area near the entry for strollers, carts, rolling bags, and wagons as they are not permitted inside. Wheelchairs and walkers are permitted. Pets are not allowed.  

Special Events: 
Special event tickets are good for repeat admission all four days and early 8:30 a.m. admission on Thursday and Friday.

Wells Fargo Preview Party
Weds., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.                                                                  
Tickets start at $300

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon                            
Thurs., Nov. 10, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                      
Tickets start at $200

Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon 
Fri., Nov. 11, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                       
Tickets start at $200

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

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