2012 Nutcracker Market

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Photo by Fulton Davenport: PWL Studio

More than 325 vendors from across the country will participate in this 32nd annual holiday shopping extravaganza, offering unique gift items for the entire family, including home décor, gourmet food, toys, candles, sporting gifts, novelties, accessories and more. The market benefits the Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy and scholarship programs. This year's theme, chaired by Patti Murphy and Rachel Regan, is "Tinseltown." 

Regular admission can be purchased at Houston-area Randall's beginning Oct. 15.

Special events include:

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; tickets start at $135.
Chairs: Anne Carl, Kimberly DeLape, Kim Moody and Alicia Smith.

Macy's Fashion Show and Holiday Brunch
Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; tickets start at $100.
Chairs: Rosemary Schatzman and Michelle Smith.

Tickets to the special events are good for repeat admission during all four days.

Event Details


11.11.12 | 10:00 am
11.10.12 | 10:00 am
11.9.12 | 10:00 am
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11.8.12 | 10:00 am


1 Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054


Ticket Info

$12 single-day pass purchased in advanced at Houston-area Randalls; $13 single-day pass at the door; half-price admission three hours prior to closing; children under 6 enter free; $40 four-day pass.


Patti Murphy and Rachel Regan