Aficionados of the Nutcracker Market, get your shopping list ready, the 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center November 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 in Houston supporting the various programs of Houston Ballet and its Academy.