Nutcracker Market 2012

The Christmas Spirit has commenced in Houston!

Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market is a Christmas extravaganza and has 325 vendors selling unique gift ideas such as gourmet food, toys, ornaments, accessories and decorations. The market benefits the Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy and scholarship programs.

The Nutcracker Market is at the Reliant Center and runs from November 8 – 11.  Houston Randall’s stores sell tickets for $12 and admission at the door is $13.  There are a number of special events that run throughout the week.

Wells Fargo Preview Party
Tickets start at $175
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Chairmen: Katrina Arnim, Gabriela Dror, Caroline Kenney, Pattie Dale Tye, and Susan Vick

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Luncheon
Tickets start at $135
Thursday, November 8, 2012
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chairmen: Anne Carl, Kimberly DeLape, Kim Moody, and Alicia Smith

Four Day Pass
Tickets are $40
Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Macy’s Fashion Show and Holiday Brunch
Tickets start at $100
Friday, November 9, 2012
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chairmen: Rosemary Schatzman and Michelle Smith

I love all things Christmas so thoroughly enjoy going to the Nutcracker market and buying up on the gourmet foods.

My husband (and many of my friends’ husbands) cannot think of anything worse than looking through stall after stall of Christmas themed merchandise.  And as you are not allowed to bring strollers to the event, I suggest leaving the kids and husband at home so you can take your time at this massive Christmas festivity.

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