Christmas is near

The Nutcracker Market Is Re-Doing Its 40th Year Anniversary Celebration

This November, The Nutcracker Market returns to NRG Center to bring in Houston’s holiday season and celebrate in-person.

08/16/2021 By Shivani Parmar

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

The Houston Ballet Reopens with a Holly, Jolly Surprise

The Wortham Theater Center brings back live performances.

07/29/2021 By Shivani Parmar Edited by Shelby Stewart

A sweet Yuletide suite

Houston Ballet Offering Bayou City New Holiday Treat with Nutcracker Sweets

The virtual production combines footage from old company performances of the Tchaikovsky holiday ballet with new dances set to favorite seasonal songs and carols.

12/15/2020 By Adrianne Reece

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holiday Treats

Houston Ballet Is Bringing Its Classic Christmas Show into the Digital Age with Nutcracker Sweets

While the company has also cancelled in-person shows through June 2021, it will be creating new online programming in its place.

11/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ballet Blues

Houston Ballet Cancels The Nutcracker

The beloved dance company announces 2020-2021 season changes, staff cuts.

07/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Cool Yule Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 13-15

Seasonal faves, festive shows—there are tons of ways to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.

12/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

A Sugarplum of a Show

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker​ Is Just As Enchanting As Ever

This is Stanton Welch’s Christmas gift to Houston.

12/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

'Tis the Season

Houston Ballet’s ​The Nutcracker ​Returns to the Stage

Andrew Vecseri performs as The Prince for the first time.

11/26/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Life & Style

The To-Doux List: April 12-14

This weekend brings watch-making, yoga, and the return of the Nutcracker Market.

04/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

If You Wanna Go and Take a Ride With Me

Lyft Wants to Help You Get to the Nutcracker Market

Because you know parking is going to be straight-up miserable.

11/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Double the Sugar

What's the Big Deal About The Nutcracker?

One writer makes his first adult journey to the holiday staple. Spoiler alert: Nobody vomited.

12/15/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Bumble

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 8–10

Party with us in the Heights, see some comedy, head to Sugar Land for The Nutcracker, and more.

12/07/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Five's Company

Ballet Not Your Thing? WindSync Offers a Twist on The Nutcracker and Other Favorites

The wind quintet teams up with singers and dancers for a non-traditional holiday program.

12/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Big League

One Year in, Smart Financial Centre Solidifies Its Reputation with Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker

If the Sugar Land performing arts venue is good enough for the Houston Ballet, it's probably good enough for anyone.

11/17/2017 By Morgan Kinney

On Pointe

Houston Ballet's New Nutcracker is a Sight to See

Stanton Welch transforms the holiday classic with reimagined costumes, sets and choreography.

11/29/2016 Photography by Amitava Sarkar By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Style and the City

Where to Wear: The Moto Jacket

At The Nutcracker, shopping in Rice Village and on a date in Discovery Green.

12/10/2014 By Niki Fanara