What to Know: Texas Christkindl Market Runs Nov. 18, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022, at Choctaw Stadium
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 18, 2021, November 18, 2021

Texas Christkindl Market

The Texas Christkindl Market returns to The American Dream City this holiday season at Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park), at 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011. 

The almost 70-year relationship between Arlington and its sister city, Bad Königshofen, inspired the Texas Christkindl Market to commemorate its first magical season in 2011. With several markets all over Europe for the holidays, the Texas Christkindl Market also works with its partner Christmas city, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, to bring the same wonderful magic and feeling to Texas. 

Visitors will discover handcrafted gifts and collectibles, including exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt  merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.

The entrance to the market is through the first base entrance, directly across from Texas Live! Here’s a list of frequently asked questions to help you prepare for one of Arlington’s most popular holiday traditions: 

How much is admission to the market?

Admission to the market is free, although Entertainment District parking fees may be applicable.

What are the dates of the market?

The market is open 11 am – 9 pm, November 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022. The market will be closed every Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

What hotels are nearby?

Our list of close and convenient hotel options can be found here.

Where do I park?

For the latest information and updates about parking, please visit parking info here.

What vendors do you have at the market?

Visit here for vendors.

Do vendors take credit cards?

This is a cashless event, so please be prepared. 

What if the weather’s bad? Will the market still be open?

Check the event website and social media channels daily, market hours will be adjusted due to inclement weather as needed. However, the market is a rain or shine event.

Is the market wheelchair and stroller accessible

Yes, Choctaw Stadium is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

What else can I do in Arlington?

The holidays are always magical in Arlington. Elf on the Shelf Magical Holiday Journey is new this year and there’s the nationally-famous Interlochen lights. Don’t forget experiencing Six Flags Holiday in the Park (right next door to the Texas Christkindl Market) first-hand. Visit arlington.org for a comprehensive list of things to do, see, and experience while in town for the Texas Christkindl Market!

What is The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey?

Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is coming to DFW for the first time ever with a whole new open-air experience to spread a Texas-sized serving of Christmas cheer! Located inside Choctaw Stadium next to Texas Christkindl Market, Santa’s sleigh’s compass goes haywire, and Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and his Scout Elf friends need human help! Join Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and friends on a quest to collect the ingredients for Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a journey through twinkling wonderlands to set Santa and Christmas back on course!  The Texas Christkindl Market is free, and you can purchase your tickets for The Magical Holiday Journey at elfontheshelfjourney.com.  

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