Bold, bizarre and bangin’: These are strange, wonderful things we spotted at Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market
The Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market ushers in the twinkliest season of the year. It’s the city’s de facto invitation to cast aside jack-o-lanterns, plastic pumpkins and autumnal decor in favor of tinsel, pine trees and all-things red and green.
PHOTOS: Nutcracker Market doesn’t disappoint. See the wild, wonderful holiday garb shoppers wore in celebration of event’s triumphant return.
The Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market kicked off today, celebrating their 40th anniversary after going virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shoppers from all around were excited to explore the nearly 150 merchant stalls, while showcasing their holiday spirit.
The Houston Ballet’s “In Good Company”
The Houston Ballet is proud to present an innovative series of dance films set to music by The Dead South. The films are said to be a celebration of life and community connections. Join “Houston Life” on Friday, March 26 at 3pm to meet the incredible dancers and get a special performance! You can also learn more about the production on the Houston Ballet’s website.
Lauren Anderson: A Houstonian who blazed a trail for ballet dancers
Native Houstonian Lauren Anderson has flourished in one the most detailed artforms in the world -- professional ballet. Her persistence to excel resulted in a remarkable breakthrough in American ballet history. At the age of 18, she joined the Houston Ballet (the fourth-largest professional ballet company in the U.S.) as a ballerina in the Corps de Ballet, which means a group of dancers. The Houston Ballet received pushback for its decision to promote Anderson. However, in a photo that was taken during the Swan Lake performance, Anderson can be seen directly in the center of the formation.
What you need to know about this spring’s Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, coming in April
Consumer Expert Amy Davis previews the first ever spring Nutcracker marketHOUSTON – The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will make a return for the spring season this April. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for on sale dates for Nutcracker Market SPRING* General Admission tickets! Though... Posted by Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market on Monday, February 1, 2021Due to capacity restrictions, all guests must purchase a ticket to enter the Market, regardless of age. Ticket purchases and 10% of merchandise proceeds will benefit the Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy, and scholarship programs. IF YOU GOHouston Ballet Nutcracker Market -- SpringWhere: NRG CenterWhen: April 16-18Tickets: $20 per person, regardless of ageTickets can be purchased at any H-E-B Business Center or on Ticketmaster.
Get your credit cards ready! The 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market opens this week
Houston – The 2020 Nutcracker Market starts this Wednesday, Nov. 11. What: 2020 Virtual Nutcracker MarketThis is the largest annual fundraiser for the Houston Ballet Foundation. When: November 11, 2020 - December 11, 2020Wednesday, November 11: VIP Wells Fargo Early Bird Day $30 (These passes are no longer available). Wear your fun and crazy t-shirts or fun and crazy headbands.”Time to shopThere are 150 vendors this year instead of the 270 at the live Nutcracker Market. Limited edition fabric patterns only for Virtual Nutcracker Market customers.
10-buck ballet: Houston group to host drive-in performances this season
The Houston Ballet is back. As a part of the Frame x Frame Film Fest, the Houston Ballet will hold drive-in performances at its Center for Dance parking lot. The experience affords fans the opportunity to safely experience dance in a socially-distanced setting. Frame x Frame Film Fest at the Houston Ballet Drive-In is a month-long event taking place Thursdays through Sundays beginning Thursday, Nov. 5. The festival will show different performances each night ranging from “Singin' In The Rain” to “White Christmas.”Tickets are $10 per vehicle and must be purchased in advance online.
5 reasons Houston still loves the Nutcracker Market even though it’s virtual
HOUSTON – Houston Ballet’s biggest fundraiser is going virtual this year. The Nutcracker Market, a monthlong shopping event, features more than 200 merchants. It’s localMore than half of the participating merchants of the Nutcracker Market are based in Texas. Do some Christmas shoppingThe Nutcracker Market will feature many items that will make perfect presents and stocking stuffers this holiday season. You can still celebrate with your friendsYou can your family and friends plan a virtual shopping extravaganza.
Nutcracker Market going all virtual this year
HOUSTON – The Nutcracker Market will be going all virtual this year. The market, which is the largest single fundraiser for the Houston Ballet, will be extended to a monthlong event for online shopping. More than 200 merchants have signed up to participate in the virtual event that will run from Nov. 11 to Dec. 11. The holiday tradition was set to open its 40th year at NRG Center on Nov. 11. A spring version of the Nutcracker Market was launched in 2019.
The Nutcracker canceled: What the Houston Ballet said about $5M show on the coronavirus chopping block
HOUSTON Houston will not have The Nutcracker this holiday season, the Houston Ballet announced Monday. The performing arts organization announced the change amid its redesigned season for the 2020-2021 year. In a release about the changes the Houston Ballet shared these words about the holiday staple: " The Nutcracker (November 27 December 27, 2020), which generates $5 million in revenue, will not be performed as planned. We are not finished creating, says Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch. They hope to know more in the coming months about alternative programming, after further discussions with artists unions and healthcare partners.
One Good Thing: Houston Ballet dancers come together for virtual dance program
HOUSTON The dancers from the Houston Ballet aren't letting the pandemic get them down. Because of everything that's going on, the Houston Ballet wanted to find a fun way for their dancers to stay connected and moving while spending more time at home. They came up with a group Zoom dance to Billy Joel's classic, "Dancing with Myself." The virtual performances might make you want to even get up on your feet and join them.