Texas Christkindl Market Creates Magical Outdoor Holiday Experience in Arlington Nov. 25-Dec. 23, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 08, 2022, November 08, 2022

This year's event is scheduled from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23, 2022, at the North Plaza at Globe Life Field.

In its 12th year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Reliable Commercial Construction, is a free, family friendly market in Arlington that features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and unique one-of-a-kind finds. This year's event is scheduled from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23, 2022, 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 German groups, making this a must-attend destination in Arlington’s Entertainment District.

Special Events Not to Miss at the Texas Christkindl Market

Tree Lighting and Opening Ceremonies -7 p.m. Nov. 25

Kicking off the 2022 Market, the community is invited to join the Christkindl Angel at the Opening Ceremonies on Nov. 25. The angelic namesake of the event, the Christkind opens the market, sharing German holiday traditions with a special opening dedication. Special guests are invited to join the Angel as she lights up the 17-foot-tall Christkindl Tree, presented by Viridian DFW by Johnson Development.

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: txchristkindlmarket.com/kinder-club. Letters should be dropped at the special red Mailbox by the Warming Haus at the Texas Christkindl Market!

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.

Kinder Kids Rootbeer Garden

Bring the whole family, especially the kids, for an interactive “Kinder Kids Root Beer Garden.” Hosted by Le Theatre de Marionette, enjoy special holiday-themed activities under the Texas skies including:

  • Reindeer Games – Stage Show for kids on the KINDER STAGE
  • Holiday Marionette Show on the KINDER STAGE*
  • Wood Craft Painting Workshop
  • Giant Snow Globe Photos (Selfie Station)
  • Root Beer and Hot Cocoa Hut (Concession)
  • Marionette Toy Theaters, Puppets and Gifts Shop *admission charges may apply to some events

Warming Haus

Enjoy the comforts of warm, covered seating in the Warming Haus, presented by Linebarger Gogan Blair & Sampson, 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 and Glühwein. 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.

Commemorating visitors’ unique experience at the Texas Christkindl Market, many holiday picture opportunities can be found throughout the Market. 16-foot
tall Nutcrackers, the Texas Christkindl Tree and several photo-perfect scenes make great spots to capture the memories of the holidays in The American Dream City.

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