Not Sure What to Get for Everyone on Your List? Check Out the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

In 1981, visions of sugar plums inspired long-time Houston Ballet supporter, Preston Frazier, to approach the board of Houston Ballet Guild with a new concept and means to raise much-needed funds for the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs. His dream of a holiday market in the tradition of a European or Latin American street market became the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market.

From the moment former First Lady Barbara Bush cut the ribbon at the opening of the Nutcracker Market, and through the many successful years filled with a lot of enthusiasm, imagination, and dreams, the Nutcracker Market has become an annual tradition that kicks off the holiday season in Houston, Texas. The 39th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is returning to usher in Houston’s holiday season with its shopping extravaganza on Friday, November 15th.

Shoppers will find the classic line-up of fan favorites, alongside more than 20 new, hand-selected merchants. The four-day event will host more than 260 merchants from across the country, showcasing unique holiday items, gourmet food, apparel, jewelry, accessories, home décor and more. This year’s theme, “Clara’s Dream,” pays homage to the Market’s namesake - creating a scene reminiscent of the beautiful Nutcracker Ballet - and plenty of shopping.

Since its inception, the Nutcracker Market, including its Spring Spectacular, has contributed over $68.8 million back to Houston Ballet. Proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that you purchase, plus 11-percent of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation.

General admission is $20 and can be purchased online at

Hollow Tree Park Apartments in Houston, Texas understands the importance of community engagement and encourages all residents to soak up our local culture. Do just that when you make plans to attend this event with family members, friends, or neighbors!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, November 15, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054

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