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Let the Christmas Festivities Begin: The Nutcracker Market is Here!

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A Christmas extravaganza is set to ring in the holiday season as the Houston Nutcracker Market takes the stage this week, opening its doors to a magical wonderland Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

“‘Twas the night before the Nutcracker Market, and all through the town, not a Christmas lover was quiet as it’s the talk of the town.” (Just a little ode to an old favorite story we’ve come to love and pass down!) The Nutcracker Market is one of the most beloved events for which shoppers wait all year to find that one-of-kind unique Christmas gift, not to mention the abundance of delicious and free samples to satisfy your sweet tooth throughout your shopping excursions there. The YouTube video below from the Nutcracker Market highlights the excitement of the upcoming event.

Video: YoutTube/Nut Market

It’s a family-friendly annual tradition passed down through the generations for the spark of Christmas that not only feels as if you walked into a Hallmark Christmas movie, but it’s all for a worthy cause. “Proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that you purchase, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs,” shares its website.

This year’s theme is “Cruising into Christmas,” and that’s just what thousands of visitors and locals alike are planning to do in the next couple of days. The Nutcracker market has been a treasured event since 1981, delighting folks with one of the largest national and international vendors each showcasing their own unique offerings such as “home décor, gourmet food, apparel, accessories, toys, garden items, and more” for that special Christmas gift you set out to find.

“Texas. It’s a whole other country,” goes the slogan. We might say, “The Nutcracker Market. It’s a whole other world!” This endearing tribute was shared by its website about the cherished event. For ticket information and “Early Bird” specials, be sure to visit their website at www.houstonballet.org. Christmas comes but once a year, and this is the perfect place to shop and add a little Christmas magic in your home for the holidays.