The Nutcracker Market is holiday season shopping event presented by the Houston Ballet. It takes place annually and features approximately 300 merchants selling a variety of holiday-themed goods, including home decor, clothing, toys, food and accessories.
Visitors to the four-day market must pay an admission fee. Visitors have the opportunity to volunteer to help out at the market either as an individual or as a member of the Houston Ballet Guild. The market features fashion shows by Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's as well as a welcome party sponsored by Wells Fargo. Merchants come from all over the country to the event, including Cherchies Specialty Foods from Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Peaches Provisions from Ft. Myers, Florida.