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Posted on: November 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] It’s Back! Nutcracker in the Park

Sugar plum fairy standing next to twin girls.

Building on the popularity of last year’s inaugural event, League City is once again partnering with the Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre to host “Nutcracker in the Park”—a full day of shopping, food, and family friendly activities at League Park and the surrounding League City Historic District on Saturday, November 27. The fun starts at 8 a.m. with the Mouse King Market and the day wraps up with the lighting of the League City holiday tree at 6:30 p.m.

Mouse King Market
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  | 120 Park Ave.
This year’s event coincides with Shop Small Saturday on Saturday, November 27 and will feature the “Mouse King Market—an outdoor art, craft, and holiday market—from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. in the large parking lot located on the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street. Browse from more than 50 vendors selling everything from designer dog clothing to food items, décor, jewelry, and much more. While you're in the Historic District, don't miss the wonderful Shoppes at Founder's Square and other nearby boutiques. Check out the Hometown Holiday Shopping Pass to discover how you can be entered to win amazing prizes simply by shopping local.

Holiday in the park Vendors

Kids Activities
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  | League Park, 512 2nd St.
Kids can take ballet lessons from real ballerinas and enjoy holiday-themed crafts under the beautiful oaks of League Park with characters from BAHBT’s The Nutcracker. Sign up for a time slot, and don't forget to take photos! The characters will be available for pictures throughout the day. Register for ballet lessons here and crafting sessions here. Space is limited.

Sugar plum fairy giving ballerina lessons to kids at park.

Scavenger Hunt | League City Historic District
8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mischievous Nutcrackers have scattered throughout the Historic District, and it's up to YOU to find them! Search for them in boutiques, eateries, and other locations in the Historic District. Each time you find one, scan the QR code and you will be entered to win a prize package including four tickets to Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre's Nutcracker, a night at South Shore Harbour, and more. The more you find the more entries you get!**Pick up a map of “clues” at League Park starting at 8 a.m. on November 27. The winner will be announced at the Holiday Tree Lighting at League Park at 6:30 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

Three different sized nutcrackers on a table.

Tree Lighting
6:30 p.m. | League Park, 512 2nd St.
Cap off a day of merriment with the holiday tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, a free League City 2021 commemorative ornament, a short performance from BAHBT’s The Nutcracker, and music from the League City Band.

Christmas tree lighting ceremony at League Park.

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