The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center November 8-11. Over 270 merchants will showcase unique gifts such as home décor, food, apparel, toys, jewelry, and more. Whether you are shopping for a loved one or just perusing holiday gifts, you’re bound to find something you love at the Nutcracker Market!
The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, a holiday staple for Houston, will return November 8-11. The market, which fills the NRG Center, with hundreds of food, apparel, decor, and jewelry vendors. Often considered a beloved holiday event, the market offers visitors a unique shopping experience to get Houstonians in the holiday spirit.
With its theme as Cruising into Christmas, visitors can experience a diverse cultural experience with selections from all over the country. Holiday shoppers will be able to choose from over 270 merchants’ gift items, especially long-time favorites such as handcrafted gifts from The Brookwood Community, marinara sauces from the ladies of Donne Di Domani, home décor from Paul Michael Co., and novelty glass ornaments by the Ornament Barre. This year, twenty-six new merchants will make their debut, featuring all-new artisan beer bread mixes, fishing equipment, vintage clothing, and jewelry inspired by the National Parks.
The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market does more than just provide Houston shoppers with the perfect gifts. The market acts as an annual fundraiser for the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Academy, and its various scholarships. Eleven percent of proceeds go towards the Houston Ballet and its Academy which in years past has allowed almost 63,000 Houston-area students to study ballet. The market provides a platform for Houston dancers and performance-goers to continue experiencing Houston’s acclaimed dance scene and enriching its diverse fine arts community.
The market will host a variety of special events, including a preview party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon, and Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon. Special event tickets and general admission may be purchased here.
Don’t miss out on one of Houston’s most diverse and celebrated shopping events!
Images Courtesy of Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market.