HOUSTON - Get your shopping list ready! Tickets go on sale today for the 38th Annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market.

The market will be returning to NRG Center November 8-11 with over 270 merchants from across the country. They will showcase their unique gift items like home decor, gourmet food, apparel, toys, jewelry, accessories and more.

“The Nutcracker Market has become a holiday tradition in which shoppers come together to make memories and discover new businesses from across the country,” said Patsy Chapman, CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. “There’s something truly special about watching the excitement radiate from shoppers—it’s an experience unlike any other.”

This year’s theme "Cruising into Christmas" celebrates the excitement and fun cultural experience the Market creates for shoppers and the Houston community.

General admission tickets are now on sale at all Randalls locations across Houston, as well as participating Houston-area Nutcracker Market merchant stores.

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


Thursday - Friday, November 8 and 9, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Tickets are good for one-day admission during November 8-11, 2018. No repeat admission.

* $20 each at NRG Center

* $18 each online at Ticketmaster beginning August 15

* $18 each at Houston-area Randalls beginning October 15

* $18 each at participating local Nutcracker Market merchant stores

* Half-price admission is available daily, three hours prior to closing

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

* Children under 5 are free * For more ticket information, visit nutcrackermarket.com/tickets


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 in advance

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 7, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $250

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon

Thursday, November 8, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $135

Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon

Friday, November 9, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $135

The following are merchant stores where tickets are available:

China Baroque - 879 Frostwood, Houston, TX 77024

Manready Mercantile - 321 West 19th street Suite B, Houston, TX 77008

Melinda’s Boutique - 204 Kirby Rd., Seabrook, TX 77586

Michael’s Cookie Jar - 5330 Weslayan, Houston, TX 77005 | 1864 Fountain View Dr., Houston, TX 77057 | 711 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002

One Hip Mom - 9337 Spring Cypress, Suite F, Spring, TX 77379

The Royal Standard - 9955 Barker Cypress Suite 108, Cypress, TX 77433

The Round Top Collection -23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Suite B100, Katy, TX 77494 | 28802 US-290 Frontage, Unit D04, Cypress, TX 77433

For more information about tickets, call 713-535-3231 or visit www.NutcrackerMarket.com.