One Month Countdown Until Doors Open For 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Market

Plus, H-E-B launches discount ticket option starting today

Let the countdown begin! Just one month until doors open for the 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Market – the Redo, kicking off Houston’s holiday season and welcoming the return to in person shopping for the much-anticipated November Market.  In addition, starting today, general admission tickets will go on sale at H-E-B Business Centers for $18 (regularly $20).  

While 2020 officially marked the 40th year of Nutcracker Market, the pandemic-induced virtual market prevented festivities fitting of such a milestone, making this return to NRG Center all the more momentous for this Houston tradition.

Apparel, accessories, jewelry, gourmet food, home and holiday décor, toys, kitchen wares, and unique gifts will fill the halls of NRG Center for the four-day event. This year’s Market already has more than 265 booths on the books, including more than 50 new merchants.

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is an annual fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs. Since its inception, Nutcracker Market has contributed $75.3 million to the Houston Ballet Foundation.

Please note, Nutcracker Market will follow all CDC and NRG Center health and safety guidelines in place at the time of Nutcracker Market.



November 11-14, 2021

  • Thursday, November 11 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 13 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 14- 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1 NRG Parkway, Houston, TX

INTERVIEWS:     Nutcracker Market spokespeople and local merchants are available for interview to comment on Market details and what shoppers can look forward to in November.  Please contact Lisa Raterman at to arrange.

MORE: General Admission tickets are good for one day admission only. All persons, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket to attend the Market. Discount General Admission tickets will also go on sale at H-E-B Business Centers starting Monday, October 11.

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

Visit for more information and additional ticketing details.