39th Annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Ready for Shoppers

Event will run from November 14th through the 17th at NRG Arena

Houston’s favorite holiday market is back with the 39th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market starting November 14 and continuing until November 17.

This year’s theme of Clara’s Dream  is sure to dazzle Houstonians. 


This year more than 260 merchants will show off their unique creations just in time for holiday shopping. The market will include returning favorites like sweets from Susie’s South Forty Confections and needlepoint stocking from Village Traditions. With fan favorites come new items sure to delight including custom made dolls, bar accessories and personalized salt dough ornaments. 

Along with all of the usual goodies available, this year will feature Astros gear to celebrate a historic season. Everything from Astros  prayer candles, shirts, wreaths, cookware and everything else a fan could want. 

“Seeing the excitement on shoppers’ faces as they find that perfect gift and witnessing how it brings people together in the holiday spirit is one of the most wonderful aspects about the Nutcracker Market,” said Patsy Chapman, CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. “The opportunity to discover new merchants brings a special excitement to the Market – our shoppers know there are unexpected finds just waiting around every corner.”

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has grown from small beginnings as a church bazaar, to now the second largest fundraising event at NRG Park. This year’s theme, Clara’s Dream, was carefully selected by Market chairman, Sara Wright Parr, and pays homage to the Market’s namesake – creating a scene reminiscent of the beautiful Nutcracker Ballet – and, of course, plenty of shopping.


While supporting all things Houston, proceeds from ticket sales and 11 percent of merchandise sales will go to the Houston Ballet, scholarship programs and the Houston Ballet Academy. 


MARKET DATES/HOURS: Thursday – Friday, November 14 and 15, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General admission tickets are $20. Tickets are good for one-day admission during November 14-17, 2019. No repeat admission. Reduced-price admission is available daily, three hours prior to closing. Children under 5 are free.

Groups of 20 or more will receive a $2 discount off regular admission price by calling 713-535-3231 in advance.

Special event tickets (Wells Fargo Preview Party, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon, Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon), Early Bird and group General Admission tickets can be purchased now by calling 713- 535-3231.

Tickets are also available at Randalls, Ticketmaster and select other retailers.

For more ticket information, visit nutcrackermarket.com/tickets.

photos courtesy of Nutcracker Market