This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on November 11, 2019.
The signature red carpet rolls out November 14-17 at the NRG Center.
The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market began as a church bazaar and has turned into the second-largest fundraising event support the Houston Ballet Foundation and its programs.
This year’s theme, “Clara’s Dream,” pays homage to the Nutcracker Market’s namesake, creating a scene straight out of the beloved ballet.
Familiar favorites like the Texas Tamale Co., Susie’s South Forty Confections and Bear Creek Smokehouse return to the shopping extravaganza along with many merchants making their Nutcracker Market debut.
With over 260 vendors selling unique handcrafted items, Christmas and home decor, custom-made dolls, gourmet food, apparel, toys, candles and jewelry, shoppers can have their holiday checklists wrapped up by the end of the weekend.
Special events will be held throughout the four-day extravaganza including the Wells Fargo Preview Party featuring an exclusive Kendra Scott jewelry pull, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon and Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon.
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is November 14-17 at NRG Stadium. Children under 5 enter free.