Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Adapts to COVID-19 Cancellation With Virtual 2020 Spring Nutcracker Marketplace

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/26/2020, 11:42 a.m.

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market SPRING, cancelled due to concerns around the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19), announces shoppers can now participate in an online market featuring many of the same merchants who were scheduled to appear at the event. Running March 25 through April 30, Nutcracker Market will host Virtual 2020 SPRING Nutcracker Marketplace via Facebook, providing both an opportunity for the shop owners to sell their merchandise and for shoppers to support these small businesses.

Shoppers can access the virtual marketplace by following this link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/236802087459318/

Nutcracker Market SPRING was set to bring 160 merchants from across the country to NRG Center from April 17-19 and was cancelled on March 16 based on recommendations from the City of Houston and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“It was so difficult, but ultimately necessary to have to cancel our Spring show this year,” said Patsy Chapman, CEO of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. “However, we are trying to make the best of a complicated situation by offering an alternative space for our merchants to showcase their items and for our shoppers to enjoy a special online shopping event from home. We hope the virtual market brings some happiness to our shoppers and helps supplement the sales of our wonderful merchants who work so hard as small business owners.”

For the Virtual Marketplace, 100% of the sales will go back to the merchants in Nutcracker Market’s effort to support small business. A full list of participating merchants can be found at www.NutcrackerMarket.com.

Customers who had already purchased tickets to the April 17-19 event at NRG Center are eligible to receive full refunds. Visit www.NutcrackerMarket.com for more information on all ticket refund options. The deadline is May 15.