Texas Christkindl Market Creates Magical Outdoor Holiday Experience in Arlington Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 14, 2023, November 14, 2023

Texas Christkindl Market

In its 13th year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Reliable Commercial Construction, is a free, family friendly market in Arlington featuring a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and one-of-a-kind finds. This year's event is scheduled from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23, 2023, at the North Plaza at Globe Life Field.

Inspired by the cherished German tradition, guests can shop for traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles from 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, no visit is complete without stopping at St. Nikolaus for that iconic annual photo! Enjoy the beautiful sounds of traditional holiday music performed by local groups, making this a must-attend destination in Arlington’s Entertainment District.

Special Events Not to Miss at the Texas Christkindl Market

Tree Lighting Ceremonies - 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24

Kicking off the 2023 Market, the community is invited to join the Christkindl Angel at the Opening Ceremonies on Nov. 24. The angelic namesake of the event, the Christkind opens the market, sharing German holiday traditions with a special opening dedication. Special guests, The Lord Mayor Markus Naser from Rotheburg, Germany, along with Rothenberg Tourism Director Dr. Jörg Christöphler, will join the Angel as she lights up the 17-foot-tall Christkindl Tree, presented by Viridian DFW by Johnson Development.

St. Nikolaus

There’s nothing more legendary than a visit with St. Nikolaus at the Texas Christkindl Market, adorned in his beautiful robe and legendary beard. Every child, adult and even pets are invited to meet St. Nikolaus to share their special requests and photography packages may be purchased starting at $19.95. Hours for St. Nick may vary. Bring your pets for Fur-Family Fridays! Sponsored by Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Warming Haus

Enjoy the comforts of warm seating in the Warming Haus, presented by Linebarger Gogan Blair & Sampson, as a cozy place to enjoy eating your schnitzel or catching up with an old friend. The Warming Haus is an ideal destination to warm up by enjoying seasonal beverages including Glühwein and hot chocolate. For information on hosting private events and meetings, please email [email protected].

Live Entertainment

From German alpenhorns to favorite authentic Texas-German dancing and singing groups, the Texas Christkindl Market brings the holidays alive with entertainment throughout its tenure. Hear the sweet sounds of young voices singing Christmas tunes or get in the holiday spirit with special performances from your favorite holiday groups. Check the website for scheduled special entertainment.

Oh, the Food!

One of the most anticipated features at the Texas Christkindl Market is the German cuisine. With the aroma of roasting nuts and freshly made strudel filling the air, guests can wander the market while enjoying the authentic flavors of a Christkindl market as well as trying something new. Sip on the traditional German spiced wine, Glühwein, while strolling the market!

Holiday Gift Vendors

The cornerstone of the Texas Christkindl Market is its vendors. Offering a 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. Get a full list of vendors on the website. Please visit https://txchristkindlmarket.com for a complete list of this year’s vendors.

Commemorating visitors’ unique experience at the Texas Christkindl Market, many holiday picture opportunities can be found throughout the Market. Sixteen-foot-tall Nutcrackers, Toy Soldiers, the Texas Christkindl Tree and several photo-perfect scenes make great spots to capture the memories of the holidays in The American Dream City.

Texas Christkindl Market

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