The Tradition of the Christkindl Angel
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 07, 2012, December 07, 2012

Arlington's Christkindl is about authenticity and there's nothing more authentic than the Christkindl Angel. In many European homes, it is the beautiful Christkindl Angel who arrives to decorate the tree and leave presents. It is tradition for children to be ushered out of the room before she arrives. After her work is done, the children will hear a small bell and enter the room to find a tree and gifts. If you'd like to spend some time with a genuine Christkindl Angel, there's still time. Come by the Second annual Arlington Christkindl Market near Rangers Ballpark for a photo with the beautiful Angel. You can't miss this fairy-like being with blonde hair and angelic wings, dressed in gold and white. You might even hear bells ringing.

Kids can also visit Santa during market hours at a gigantic Santa Haus erected by Viridian Development and K. Hovnanian Homes.

Christkindl markets are a holiday tradition in Germany and in recent years have become more popular in the U.S. Shoppers can visit the dozens of charming outdoor shops for holiday gifts, from German chocolate and nutcrackers to sweaters and pottery.

Don't miss the fantastic German cuisine and a chance to sample Germany's finest beers, hot apple cider and authentic hot gluwein.

Here are the Christkindl Angel Hours for this week:

Tuesday, Dec. 11 4:30 - 7p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 1- 4 p.m.

Christkindl Market Hours this weekend:

Friday, Dec. 14 6p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 11a.m.-9 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Arlington Christkindl website.

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