Best bets for your Houston weekend: Mind-bogglingly massive holiday markets, dizzyingly dazzling light displays and more
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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.
Prizes galore from the Nutcracker Market!
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate spring, there’s no doubt you will want to check out the Nutcracker Market coming to the NRG Center from April 16-18! Nearly 150 merchants will be showcasing seasonal items, including apparel, vacation accessories, gourmet food, home decor items, and much, much more.
3 important things to know ahead of the (in-person) Nutcracker Market SPRING
Houston’s ever-popular Nutcracker Market recently made the exciting announcement that it will be holding the event in person this spring. While that general information is pertinent, there are a few other important things you’ll want to be sure you’re aware of, ahead of the market. SafetyThe CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, Patsy Chapman, said the event has been carefully and thoughtfully prepared to allow in-person shopping in a safe way. There will not be any tickets available for purchase at the market. Visit the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market website by clicking here.
Nutcracker Market Spring: What you need to know about tickets, details of this year’s event
HOUSTON – Tickets for this year’s Nutcracker Market Spring event go on sale Monday. Event detailsNutcracker Market Spring runs April 16-18, 2021. On Friday, the event runs from April 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AdCOVID-19 precautionsAnyone ages two and older entering NRG Park property (indoors or out) for Nutcracker Market Spring will be required to wear a mask - no exceptions - and practice social distancing. Visit the Nutcracker Market Spring Know Before You Go page for full details on event health and safety guidelines and policies.
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.
Nutcracker Market goes virtual this year -- but you can still do all your shopping
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. Sharpening your elbows to get through crowds of people while holiday shopping is a thing of the past -- at least, it is this year. You can kick off the holiday season with the help of the month-long virtual market. Forget about shopping till you drop, because we all now have the luxury of shopping from home, through the click of a few buttons.
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.
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.
Wings Over Houston Airshow to be a drive-in experience this year
Wings Over Houston Airshow to be a drive-in experience this yearPeople watch as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the 35th Annual Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Field on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Houston. People watch as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the 35th Annual Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Field on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Godofredo A. Vásquez, Staff Photographer Photo: Godofredo A. Vásquez, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 6 Caption Close Wings Over Houston Airshow to be a drive-in experience this year 1 / 6 Back to GalleryThis year's Wings Over Houston Airshow will take shape as a drive-in experience. The 36th annual Airshow is set for October 10-11 at Houston's Ellington Airport. A production of the Commemorative Air Force, this year's event features the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, according to the website.chron.com
This is how Houstonians are reacting to the Nutcracker Market going virtual
I officially hate 2020,″ some say regarding the announcement that the annual Nutcracker Market will be held virtually this holiday season. Event organizers announced Wednesday that the move to go virtual is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, say it is “the best decision for the health and safety of everyone involved.”[RELATED: Nutcracker Market going all virtual this year]While some regular attendees reacted with disappointment, others were more understanding of the decision. Will miss the overall vibe of the market, but will look forward to when it returns in person.”“Better virtual than not at all..they may actually sell more..some folks don’t like going in person.”“Not the same. Walmart is open, HEB is open, Kroger is open, Malls are open. Stupid, stupid, stupid...”“The mimosa carts, the people watching, the crowds, the drunken purchases from the mimosa carts, the yummy food smells oh I’m so sad!”“NOOOO!!!!!
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.
Shop 'Til You Drop With These Holiday Gift Markets
But why not indulge in this month's holiday gift markets, with all sorts of hand-crafted and unique items for everybody on your list? Beneficiary: Eleven percent of all merchandise sales, plus the proceeds from admission and special event tickets, support the various programs of the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Houston Ballet Academy, and its scholarship programs. Strollers are welcome Friday and Saturday after 2 p.m. and all day Sunday at the Junior League Holiday Market. Photo by John Morgan/Flickr via CCJunior League Holiday Market, November 21-24It's become a holiday tradition to collect each year's custom ornament designed by the Christopher Radko team. Photo by William Warby/Flickr via CCHome for the Holidays Christmas Gift Market, November 22-24They had us at free parking, but this gift market also features more than 200 vendors from all across the United states, from crafters and small businesses to local artists and artisans.houstonpress.com