2014 Nutcracker Market

December 10-14


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 Geroge 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.

Booth fees are nominal ($50 to $100) and exhibitors are required to contribute 10% of sales (pre-tax) to the Ballet; exhibitors are also encouraged to donate one item for the Nutcracker Market raffle.

Applications now on: https://zapplication.org/

2014 Nutcracker Market
December 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2014
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102


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

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2014 Application 

Together, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Center, and Pennsylvania Ballet marketing and public relations teams will work together to ensure that the general public and performance attendees are well aware of the Market and will make time to shop during the day, and pre and post show times. 





There are a variety of exciting sponsorships available that provide your company valuable promotional and branding opportunities in front of the right audience. More information to come.

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
Jane Roth jewelry, sold locally only at Nordstroms and Saks
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