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The Beloved Nutcracker Market Brings Christmas Early to Houston

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The beloved Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market, a long-standing tradition in Houston, Texas is once again getting ready to open its doors to a magical wonderland beaming with Christmas inspirations everywhere you turn. The adventures start November 9-12th at NRG Center as the shopping extravaganza kicks off its 37th season.

“It is a one-stop giant pop-up shop featuring over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping,” shares its website.

Proceeds of the Nutcracker Market benefit the Houston Ballet Foundation. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ and Shoppin’.” Each year the market is transformed into a winter wonderland ready to start off your holiday season.

As soon as you walk in the doors at NRG Center you are greeted with holiday decorations and photo opportunities in front of its beautifully decorated horse carriage waiting for you to capture the magical moments of the day’s events. “With the strong support of the Nutcracker Market committee chairmen, generous donors, loyal shoppers, long-time sponsors and underwriters, and our 1,000+  volunteers, the 2017 Nutcracker Market is expected to be our best one yet!” shares its website.

The Nutcracker market has become a staple among the community with a loyal fan base and time-honored tradition among many families. A must for any holiday shopping enthusiast seeking one-of-a-kind gifts to start off the holidays. There are even special events planned leading up to opening day with a Wells Fargo Preview party were you get to dress up and enjoy an exclusive preview of the Nutcracker Market ahead of the crowds.

Add in a Saks Fifth Avenue and Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday and the Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon on Friday, with highlight performances by the Houston Ballet students, and you have yourself a grand showcase and display of holiday spirit for all to see. Not to mention the endless samples of delicious treats and drinks along the way to keep your strength up as you make your way through rows and rows of vendors.

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