9th Annual Texas Christkindl Market Opens in Arlington Nov. 29
By Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Posted on November 20, 2019, November 20, 2019


Editor's Note: Because of inclement weather, the Tree Lighting and Opening Ceremonies have been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The public is invited to attend this special free event. The Texas Christkindl Market will be open for business as planned starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

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 in Arlington 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-square-foot ice rink produced by Ice Rink Rinks through Jan.12, 2020, making this a destination guests will enjoy even after Christmas has passed!

Here are special events not to miss at this year's Texas Christkindl Market, located at Texas Live! at 1650 E. Randol Mill Road:

Texas Christkindl Market Opening Date

The Texas Christkindl Market opens to the public starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. The community is invited to welcome the beautiful Christkindl Angel at the Opening Ceremonies and Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The Christkindl Angel, who will share German holiday traditions and stories with guests, will light up the live 30-foot Concolor Fir Christkindl Tree, presented by Viridian DFW by Johnson Development.

Ice Skating in the North Plaza

Take to the ice with 5,000 square-foot 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 p.m.to 9 p.m.;Saturdays and School Holidays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays: noon to 7 p.m.

Tickets: Individual admission for all ages: $16 (includes skate rental).

For tickets and information, please visit txchristkindlmarket.com. For questions regarding group discounts or private skate requests, email txchristkindlmarket@icerinkevents.com.

Warming Haus

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. For information on hosting private events and meetings, please email info@txchristkindlmarket.com.

Kinder Club

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. 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.)

St. Nikolaus

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.

Live Entertainment

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, freshly made strudel, brats and kartoffelpuffer 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 and savory delights while strolling through the market.

Inspired by a cherished German tradition, this free, family friendly market in Arlington features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and unique one-of-a-kind finds.


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