HOUSTON – This is the 36th year for the wildly popular Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. It is one stop shopping until you drop for knick-knacks, Christmas decorations, collectibles, gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry toys – you name it!!

Nutcracker Market is the second-largest charity event at NRG Park. It began at a church back in 1981.

People line up at the door. More than 300 merchants come in from across the country to sell their wares. Many sell out! Some vendors spend all year creating inventory and sell their goods only at Nutcracker Market.

Tickets are $20 at the door of NRG Center. They are $18 at Randalls. The market opens Thursday and runs through Sunday.