The Nutcracker Market is a beloved annual tradition here in the Bayou City. This year’s shopping extravaganza runs from Nov. 9-12 at NRG Center.
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Tickets are $20 at the market. It’s cash only at the NRG ticket windows. ATMs are available in the lobby. Discount tickets for $18 are sold in advance at Houston-area Randalls stores, and online at Ticketmaster. Half-price admission is available daily three hours prior to closing. Children under 5 are free.
WHEN TO GO
Peak Nutcracker Market Traffic: 9 a.m.-noon
Off-Peak Traffic: 2-5 p.m.
WHAT TO GET
The market is ideal for holiday shopping. You can splurge on a $500 dollar fur coat or ball on a budget with $10 jewelry. Other items include: stocking stuffers, ornaments, mink coats, marshmallow launchers, and the famous spaghetti sauce.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
No strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons or pets are permitted inside the Nutcracker Market. Wheelchairs and walkers are allowed.
For more information, visit the Houston Ballet’s website.