The Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular is Here!

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The much anticipated Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular is just the ticket to kicking off the season in style. Their annual holiday spectacular Nutcracker Market was the talk of the town, but this inaugural spring event is sure to leave its own mark. Thousands of guests are anticipated to walk through the doors at NRG Center April 12-14, 2019.

“We have considered the idea of a spring event for several years, given the incredible enthusiasm for our holiday-themed Nutcracker Market,” explained Patsy Chapman, CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, to Chapman went on to share how exciting it will be to offer all the best elements of Nutcracker Market but with an entirely different array of merchandise. It’s spring cleaning at its best, you might say, as you make room to bring home that one-of-kind item you’ll only find at such a grand event set. The Nutcracker Market is set to host some 160 merchants from across the country.

Video: YouTube/Nutcracker Market

The YouTube video from The Houston Ballet highlights the event logistics and a few of the items you can expect to come to see. There will be a vast array of seasonal items, apparel, accessories, jewelry, gourmet food, and home décor suited to the warm weather months and spring and summer holidays. You can also expect to see some favorite vendors regular to the Nutcracker Market such as Round Top Collection.

To say adoring fans are excited about this event is an understatement. Ecstatic might be a better word! This Texas Hill Country writer will be among the many shopping till I drop, knowing that the Spring Spectacular will serve as a fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the Houston Ballet Foundation and its Academy and scholarship programs. Last year alone, the Nutcracker Market funds helped introduce over 60,000 Houston-area students to ballet, and over $500,000 went to 129 students who will pursue their dreams of studying dance Houston Ballet Academy. Follow the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market on Facebook at this link or visit their website here. 

The Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular is Here!


There’s still time to grab your tickets and if your a die-hard shopper there’s even early bird specials.  Early Bird and group sale general admission tickets can be purchased now by calling 713-535-3231. Discount tickets may also be purchased from and area Randall’s stores across Houston for $13.


Friday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets will be $15 at the door (Cash Only). Early bird tickets are good for repeat admission all three days and early 8:30 a.m. admission on Friday. To learn more about this upcoming Spring Spectacular wonderland visit