Shoppers get ready for Nutcracker Market

HOUSTON - Nutcracker Market 2012 kicks off the Holidays in Houston.

From all the unpacking and setting up, it is almost show time. Tinseltown Nutcracker Market 2012 is gearing up with plenty of Christmas cheer.
"Gets you in the Holiday mood," said Debbie Vasicek of Buffalo Girls booth from Del Rio.

More than 300 vendors from all over the nation are in Houston to showcase their unique Holiday gifts.

"People line up for hours on Thursday and Friday mornings," said Rachel Regan, co-chair of the market. "We have tailgaters, drinking mimosas, and they come ready to shop."

The market hopes to draw more than 100,000 shoppers and expects to see $30 million in total sales over the next few days.

The Nutcracker Market starts with a preview party Wednesday night and runs through the weekend at Reliant Center.

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