Shoppers will kick off the holidays at the 37th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Rockin’ and Shoppin’ at NRG Center from November 8-12. Over 280 merchants from across the country will participate and showcase their unique gift items, including home décor, gourmet food, apparel, toys, candles, jewelry, novelties, accessories and more.
Ten percent of all merchandise sales, plus the proceeds from admission and special event tickets, stays right here in Houston supporting the various programs of Houston Ballet and its Academy. With the funds raised in 2016, almost 56,000 Houston-area students were exposed to ballet through the Academy’s Education and Community Engagement programs, $786,947 was awarded to 200 students to continue their dream of studying dance at Houston Ballet Academy, and students from 299 Houston-area schools got their first opportunity to see ballet and hear from dancers through free programming, performances and classes at Houston Ballet’s prestigious Center for Dance.
Tickets are good for one day admission during November 9-12, 2017. No repeat admission.
-$20 each at NRG
-$18 each at Houston-area Randalls beginning October 16
-$18 each online at Ticketmaster beginning August 15
-Half-price admission is available daily, three hours prior to closing
-Children under 5 are free
-Group Rate: Groups of 20 or more will receive a $2 discount off regular admission price by calling 713-535-3231 prior to November 3, 2017
Tickets are good for repeat admission all four days and early 8:30 a.m. admission Thursday and Friday.
-$50 each by calling 713-535-3231 prior to November 3, 2017
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 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
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $250
Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon
Thursday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $135
Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon
Friday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $135