In its ninth year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank, is one of the largest open air holiday markets in the Southwest. Inspired by a cherished German tradition, this free, family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and unique one-of-a-kind finds. Guests can shop for traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles straight from Germany including exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village. Indulging in German treats and eats while enjoying festive music and entertainment throughout the Market is always a crowd-pleaser. And guests will be able to visit with St. Nikolaus for that iconic annual photo and skate on the 5,000 sq. ft. ice rink produced by Ice Rink Rinks through January 12, 2020, making this a destination guests will enjoy even after Christmas has passed!
SPECIAL EVENTS NOT TO MISS AT THE TEXAS CHRISTKINDL MARKET
Tree Lighting and Opening Ceremonies - Dec. 1 at 7 pm
Kicking off the 2019 Market, the community is invited to welcome the beautiful Christkindl Angel at the Opening Ceremonies on Dec. 1. The angelic namesake of the event, the Christkind opens the market, sharing German holiday traditions and stories. Special guests are invited to join the Angel as she lights up the live 30-ft. Concolor Fir Christkindl Tree, presented by Viridian DFW by Johnson Development, opening the Market for a successful 24 days.
Ice Skating in the North Plaza
Take to the ice with 5,000 sq. ft. of frozen fun produced by Ice Rink Rinks! Take a spin on our outdoor ice skating rink, which will be open through Jan. 12, 2020, and create magical memories with family and friends.
Hours: Open Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020. After-school hours on weekdays: 4 pm-9 pm; Saturdays and School Holidays: 11 am-10 pm, Sundays: noon- 7 pm.
Tickets: Individual admission for all ages: $16 (includes skate rental). For tickets and information, please visit txchristkindlmarket.com.
Enjoy the comforts of warm, covered seating in the Warming Haus as a cozy place to enjoy eating your gingerbread or catching up with an old friend. The Warming Haus is an ideal destination to warm up by enjoying seasonal beverages including beer, Kinderpunsch and Glühwein in custom-collectible mugs (while supplies last.) After the refreshments, head back to the ice rink for a classic holiday experience with friends and family.
Before heading to see St. Nikolaus, children are invited to write a letter (or download a special template) at the Kinder Club online at: https://www.txchristkindlmarket.com/kinder-club/kids-downloads/. Letters should be dropped at the Warming Haus at the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas and put it in the specially marked mailbox to receive a personal response from St. Nikolaus himself (with a little help from the Texas Rangers Women’s Club.)
There’s nothing more legendary than a visit with St. Nikolaus at the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington! Every child is invited to meet St. Nikolaus to share their special requests and photography packages may be purchased starting at $19.95.
From local school choirs and dance groups to favorite authentic Texas-German dancing and singing groups, the Texas Christkindl Market brings the holidays alive with entertainment throughout the month. Hear the sweet sounds of young voices singing Christmas tunes or get in the holiday spirit with special performances from the Texas Boys Choir and other favorite holiday groups. Check the website for a daily schedule of special entertainment.
Oh, the Food!
One of the most anticipated features at the Texas Christkindl Market is the German cuisine. With aromas of roasting nuts and freshly made strudel filling the air, guests can wander from hut to hut to enjoy the authentic flavors of a Christkindl market as well as try something new. Sip on the traditional German spiced wine, Glühwein and snack on sweet treats while strolling through the market.
Holiday Gift Vendors
The cornerstone of the Texas Christkindl Market is its vendors. Offering unique holiday shopping experience, guests can select handmade goods such as holiday décor and ornaments that cannot be found anywhere else. This market is also the only place to purchase exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in the Southwest. With classic German products like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, and more, a walk through the market will definitely get guests in the holiday spirit. Many vendors will demonstrate how their handicrafts are made, and then offer the ability to buy directly at their huts. Get a full list of vendors on the website.
Commemorating visitors’ unique experience at the Texas Christkindl Market, many holiday picture opportunities can be found throughout the Market. Stand with the 16-foot tall Nutcrackers, admire the 30’ tall live Christkindl Tree, or take a photo on the ice to capture the memories of the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas.
Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank
Market: Nov. 29 – Dec. 22, 2019
Market Opening: Nov. 29 at 4 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1: 7 pm
Sunday-Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Ice Rink: Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020
North Plaza at Globe Life Field (next to Texas Live!)
1650 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76011
Free market admission, Ice rink admission: $16