Back for 2019, the Texas Christkindl Market is bigger and better than ever! This family-friendly market, inspired by a cherished German tradition, features holiday gifts, decorations, and other traditional festive goods as well as live entertainment. Check it out this Friday, November 29th, starting at 11:00 a.m.
The 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.
In some parts of Germany and Europe, the Christkindl Angel brings gifts to children on Christmas. She is depicted as a fairy-like being with angelic wings, dressed in gold and white, who is never seen. Traditionally, the children are ushered out of the room on December 24th and the angel arrives to decorate the tree and leave the presents.
The arrival and departure of the Christkindl Angel is announced by the ringing of a small bell. After the parents give the word that gifts have been left and the angel has departed, the family enters the living room, where the Christmas tree has been decorated, and gifts can be opened.
Texas Christkindl Market is more than a shopping event. There, you’ll find festive food and drinks, a warming hut, holiday music and performances, and an outdoor, 5,000 square-foot ice skating rink. Holiday shoppers will want to look for exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas decorations and designs from the renowned Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in Germany.
Make sure you visit the first night of the Texas Christkindl Market on November 29th, when the Christkindl Angel makes the official opening declaration of the market! Admission to the market is free, though there is a small entry fee for the ice skating rink. For more information about Texas Christkindl Market, visit www.txchristkindlmarket.com.
We know how important it is to participate in all of the latest and greatest activities that take place in our community—especially after a long week at the office. Luckily enough for you, adventure is always right around the corner at Ashford Apartments in Carrollton, Texas!
Friday, November 29, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Globe Life Field North Plaza
1650 East Randol Mill Road
Arlington, Texas 76011