Nutcracker Market Spring 2022: What you need to know about tickets, details of this year’s event

Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring, Nutcracker Market Spring)

HOUSTON – Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring will return this April 8-10 at NRG Center, organizers announced Thursday.

The three-day shopping experience will feature approximately 150 merchants from across the country, bringing with them a fresh assortment of seasonal items, on-trend apparel, jewelry, colorful accessories, gourmet food, travel necessities, and cheerful home and holiday décor for that springtime refresh, according to a news release about the event.

“Just like spring and summertime itself, Nutcracker Market SPRING embraces a fun, relaxed feel,” said Patsy Chapman, CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. “Our merchants reinvent their booths with bright colors and trends, and we love watching our shoppers discover those one-of-a-kind, favorite finds to launch the new season.”

While November’s long-running Nutcracker Market serves as Houston’s holiday season kick-off, Nutcracker Market Spring celebrates all things spring and summer.

Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)
Nutcracker Market Spring in photos released by organizers. (Nutcracker Market Spring)

“April’s event helps Houstonians welcome the warmer weather with wardrobe resets, unique graduation and wedding gifts ideas, festive Cinco de Mayo and Fourth of July decorations, and everything needed for the beach, summer getaways, and backyard barbecues,” according to the news release description.

Like the annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market held in November, Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring is a fundraiser that allows shoppers to give back to the community. Organizers said proceeds from admission tickets plus 11% of all merchandise sales stay in Houston supporting Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy and scholarship programs.

Here are some of the merchants to expect: Kendra Scott, Signs for Design, Manready Mercantile, Anything Bling Boutique, Two Tequila Sisters, and The Round Top Collection.

These are the new merchants featured by organizers: Bonblissity, featuring hand and body creams and candy-scented shower scrubs; Just As I Am, a clothing and accessories shop; Ladybugs In My Garden, offering princess dresses, tiaras, tea sets, and toys; Tambora Exchange, featuring handbags and clutches; and Farmhouse Bath & Body Co., on hand with their candle and body cream collections. In addition, the lineup includes several merchants who have already made an impression at the November market who are now debuting at their first Nutcracker Market Spring, including My Massage Pillow, My Drink Bomb, and Black Tie Caramel.

The market noted there are currently no COVID-19 related restrictions in place for the event.

Market Dates/Hours

April 8-10, 2022

· Friday, April 8 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

· Saturday, April 9 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

· Sunday, April 10 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ticketing Details

General admission tickets are good for one-day admission only.

· Tickets are $20 (cash or check only) at NRG ticket windows during Market days - ATMs available onsite.

· Discount tickets available for $18 at Ticketmaster.com beginning March 14.

· Children ages 2 and under are free, all other persons are required to have a ticket.

· Early Bird Admission will not be available for this event.

· Strollers, carts, rolling bags and wagons are not permitted inside. There will be a complimentary check-in area in the lobby for these items. Wheelchairs, walkers, and other ADA approved mobility devices are permitted. Pets are not allowed unless they are certified service animals.

To learn more, please call 713-535-3231 or visit www.NutcrackerMarket.com.


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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.