2014 Nutcracker Market

December 10-14

2014 Nutcracker Market  - December 10-14 
Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Wednesday, December 10, Preview Party 
Thursday, December 11 (11am-8pm) 
Friday, December 12 (11am-8pm)
Saturday, December 13 (11am-8pm)
Sunday, December 14 (11am-5pm) 

The Market is FREE and open to the public! 

Pennsylvania Ballet's second annual Nutcracker Market opens on Wednesday, December 10 with a ticketed preview party, and closes Sunday, December 14 at The Kimmel Center. Attendees will enjoy indoor shopping on three levels of The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia. This festive holiday market- a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Ballet and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet- will feature over 75 select exhibitors offering a variety of gifts and hand-crafted works such as ornaments, jewelry, photography, and dance-inspired pieces. The Market will include daily free activities: "Behind the Scenes of the Nutcracker" display, origami lessons, raffles, visits from the characters of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, arts & crafts, and a community stage featuring local dance performances and The Philly POPS. Other family activities will include: Land of Sweets candy shop, specialty food and drink offerings, and more. Exhibitor booths will line the street level (Commonwealth Plaza) and balcony levels (Tiers One and Two). Carefully chosen hand-made crafts and retail items like our wonderful PA Ballet Shop, are sure to meet all shopping needs. Food & beverage provided by notable Jose Garces Group. The Nutcracker Market is well on its way to becoming an annual Philadelphia holiday tradition.



Amaze Art Gallery
Artemis Studios       
Bello Tesoro, LLC.
Beth Palser                                      
Bits-Cotti Gourmet Treats
By Alissa           
Beth & Dots  
Bohemian Pink      
The Calvert Collection                                      
Carol's Scents N' Soaps
Chain Ties        
Chicory Farm Soap                                    
Deborah Johnson Art 
Duck Duck Goose  
Earth Light Images                            
The EarWrap                                   
Elite Gourmet   
Emily Keifer  
Fine Line Leather Designs   
For the Love of Beading         



Hellman Millinery 
Heritage Doll
Karen Dwyer Design                      
Karen Grace Designs 
KG Bee       
John Hurd Jones  
Julia Sclar Pottery
Le Puppet Regime   
Manayunk Calligraphy                 
McConnell Jewelry Designs                            
Megin Diamond Designs   
Metana Jewelry                   
Monari Jewelry
The Mozayik Studio     
My Little Paradise                      



Of Times Gone By, LLC           
Optical Jewels 
Patrick Michael Accessories   
Sandra Webberking                             
Sharon K. Merkel               
Sherri B. Designs  
Schwartz Gallery     



The Talking Quilt                                        
Tassels by Sewkaren                                  
Taste Artisanal Market         
Teresa Haag Art                             
Toria Designs Jewelry    
Tradestone Confections   
Tuyet Jewelry                                               
Vagabond Ceramics    
Victoria Varga                                 
Wearable Art
Wild Bull Design 
Woven Glass                  
Valerie Payton Horn Collection   
Yellow Dog Home                      


Please join us for this exclusive shopping evening!

Nutcracker Market Preview Party
When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center

To purchase tickets click on the button below or call 215-587-6916


Be the first to meander through three levels of holiday gift offerings, meet the dancers and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.

Exclusive vendors for the evening are 
Nicole Miller, with dancers modeling her fashions
Other highlights

  •                 Original jewelry hand-crafted by Principal Dancer Jermel Johnson
  •                 Book and calendar signing by world re-nowned photographer Jordan Matter
  •                 Tango performance by Philadelphia Argentine Tango school
  •                 Designer Maria Pucci will help you choose an item from her Grammercy Atelier

10% of all sales will benefit Pennsylvania Ballet




 (MAP) http://www.kimmelcenter.org/planning/findus.php


Wednesday, Dec. 10th (8am-5pm) from Spruce Street entrance (see link to Kimmel Street map).

You are required to be at your booth during ALL Show Hours:

Wednesday, Dec. 10th (6pm-8pm) Preview Party
Thursday, Dec. 11 (11am-8pm)
Friday, Dec. 12 (11am-8pm) *LGBT Night
Saturday, Dec. 13 (11am-8pm)
Sunday, Dec. 14 (11am-5pm)

Sunday, Dec. 14th at 5:01pm

Arrival and Load-In

  • Please check-in with the exhibit floor manager, Kathleen, upon arrival.
  • Have your donation item for the raffle ready for pick-up by volunteer.
  • You will receive a receipt sheet for 10% sales collection which will be collected daily each day. 
  • Please arrive at your designated time, unload your car, and move along as quickly as possible.
  • There will be a traffic attendant present outside of the Kimmel Center to keep things moving. No one is permitted to park in the Spruce street load-in lane. 
  • Hand-carry your items into the building; No dollies or carts available.
  • Have a colleague/helper in your booth when you park your car doing load-in and load-out.
  • Please do not block the aisle during your booth load-in

Building Info

  • The show office/exhibitor lounge is located on the second level.
  • There are (4) passenger elevators available: (2) on north-side (2) on south-side that go to the balconies.
  • The building will not receive or hold any deliveries; NO STORAGE AREA

Your Booth

  • Unless you made other provisions, you are responsible for all of your booth needs: chairs, tables, clothes, easels (see following bullet point).
  • You may purchase tables and/or chairs from Roberts Events/GES at the cost below. Respond to this e-mail with an order ASAP if you are ordering.

◦                   8' table (30" height) - topped & skirted - white - $45/ea.

◦                   8' table (42" height) - topped & skirted - white - $65/ea.

◦                   black padded side chairs - $15/ea.

◦                   Payment made ON SITE TO: GES Exposition Services

  • We will provide an ID booth sign, low pipe & drape, and power.
  • Bring your own power cord, safety pins, bungee cords, zip ties, scissors, twine, tape, pens forms and packing materials.

◦                   Empty boxes, packaging materials, etc. must be out of view. 

  • We ask that you securely cover your booth daily at show close. There are security cameras and roving guards, but please take all valuables with you. 
  • Your booth must be manned during all show hours.


  • Market attendees include: Pennsylvania Ballet followers, area residents, the general public, and attendees from the Academy of Music, Merriam Theater, and Verizon and Perelman Halls at the Kimmel Center. A schedule of those venue performances is listed.
  • We suggest when transacting retail sales/cash exchange, you use a waist belt/fanny-pack-type device.
  • Suggest your theater customers to check purchases at the Coat Check if they do not want to hold.
  • FYI: The PA Ballet shop is offering a $5-off coupon for their store; last year some exhibitors honored the coupon / optional. 

Show Close

  • The show closes at 5:01pm on Sunday, December 14th.
  • There is not a specified move-out schedule.

SPECIAL EVENTS: (schedule below)

Preview Party: Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

  • Paying guests will arrive, check-in, and be directed to shop.
  • Ribbon cutting on Broad Street side (6:00pm)
  • At 7:30pm, attendees will start arriving for the 8pm Chamber Music (Perelman) and Philly POPS (in Verizon Hall). 

◦                   All attendees will be encouraged to shop. If you make a sale and want to meet the customer after party hours, not a problem.

Friday, Dec. 12 LGBT Night / Board member hosts events; Phiadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performance on Community Stage.


A PA Ballet representative will come through daily to collect your sales. At the end of the show, you can pay your 10% of sales (before taxes) by check or credit card to PA Ballet / Nutcracker Market.

You are required to send 10% of orders written at the show to the ballet: PA Ballet, c/o Nutcracker Market, 1819 JFK, Suite 201, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

AND/OR- SAMPLE SALES BOOK: http://www.staples.com/3page+receipt+book/directory_3page+receipt+book?

The Pennsylvania Ballet Nutcracker Market, Roberts Events, and the Kimmel Center are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen goods. Do not leave computers, cell phones, calculators or other items unattended in your booth.



You can pick up a $20/day parking voucher upon move-in; overnight parking is $30.  Operator: Parkway Corporation, 15th & Spruce Street.


HOTELS *all rooms based on availability

The Doubletree Hotel is across the street from the Kimmel Center.

Use this link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

The rate is 20% off the best available rate at the time you book. If you book today you will get a rate of $149 but as their Best available rate increases so will the rate.

Parking is $26 self park per night.

Free wireless 

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

237 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107



Holiday Inn Mid Town Village is a 10-minute walk.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown

1305 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

1 800 972 2796 



Rooms at the special rate of $119.00 plus 15.5 % tax per room per night if booked in advance. Guest get free deluxe breakfast bar and Free High speed Internet.



Pick-up a discount food voucher in the show office. The Bellvue Food Court is located just down the street. Other places to eat: http://midtownvillage.org;



Wednesday, December 10

Preview Party Night at Market


Move-in Spruce Street

6:00PM Ribbon Cutting on Broad Street


PA Ballet Preview Party


TANGO / Community Stage


Philly POPS, Verizon Hall


Chamber Music Society, Perelman, Kimmel 


Innovation Studio Sittin’ In


Nutcracker Market closes

**only one night Nicole Miller

**two nights PA Ballet dancer Jermel Johnson


Thursday, December 11 

Neighbor’s Night at Market


Nutcracker Market Show Open

8PM Philadelphia Orchestra, Music of the Stage

*community stage schedule to follow

Friday, December 12 

LGBT Night at Market


Philadelphia Men’s Chorus, Community Stage


Philadanco, Perelman

8:00PM Philadelphia Orchestra, Music of the Stage


Mary Poppins (@ Walnut Street Theater)

*community stage schedule to follow

Saturday, December 13

11:30am Kids Spectacular, Verizon Hall, Kimmel


Nutcracker Magic @ Bellvue

2:00pm Nutcracker, @Academy 


Philly POPS, Verizon Hall, Kimmel

7:00pm Nutcracker, @Academy

8:00PM Philadelphia Orchestra@Kimmel, Music of the Stage

8PM, Mary Poppins (@ Walnut Street Theater)

*community stage schedule to follow

Sunday, December 14


12:00pm Nutcracker @Academy

2PM, Mary Poppins (@ Walnut Street Theater)


Philly POPS,Verizon, Kimmel

5:00pm Nutcracker @Academy

*NO early break downs, you must be open the length of the show.

*community stage schedule to follow