If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit or are really in the mood for some great strudel paired with gluhwein, a trip to the Texas Christkindl Market should be on your list this holiday season. In its ninth year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank, is one of the largest open ­air holiday markets in the Southwest and happens right here in the Arlington Entertainment District.  Inspired by a cherished German tradition, this free, family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and distinctive finds. Guests can shop for traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles including 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 guests will be able to visit with St. Nikolaus for that iconic annual photo, and skate on the 5,000 sq. ft. ice rink produced by Ice Rink Events through January 12, 2020, making this a destination guests will enjoy even after Christmas has passed! 

Christkindl Vendor


Ice Skating in the North Plaza - Take to the ice with 5,000 sq. ft. of frozen fun produced by Ice Rink Events! Take a spin on our outdoor ice skating rink, which will be open through Jan. 12, 2020, and create magical memories with family and friends. Individual admission for all ages: $16 (includes skate rental). For questions regarding group discounts or private skate requests, email txchristkindlmarket@icerinkevents.com.

Christkindl ice skating

Warming Haus - Enjoy the comforts of warm, covered seating in the Warming Haus 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, Kinderpunsch and Glühwein in custom-collectible mugs (while supplies last.) After the refreshments, head back to the ice rink for a classic holiday experience with friends and family. For information on hosting private events and meetings, please email info@txchristkindlmarket.com

Kinder Club and St. Nikolaus - Before heading to see St. Nikolaus, children are invited to write a letter (or download a special template) at the Kinder Club online at: https://www.txchristkindlmarket.com/kinder-club/. Letters should be dropped at the Warming Haus at the Texas Christkindl Market, Texas and put it in the specially marked mailbox to receive a personal response from St. Nikolaus himself (with a little help from the Texas Rangers Women’s Club.)

There’s nothing more legendary than a visit with St. Nikolaus at the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington! Every child is invited to meet St. Nikolaus to share their special requests and photography packages may be purchased starting at $19.95.

Christkindl performers

Live Entertainment - From local school choirs and dance groups to favorite authentic Texas-­German dancing and singing groups, the Texas Christkindl Market brings the holidays alive with entertainment throughout the month on the Linebarger Stage. Hear the sweet sounds of young voices singing Christmas tunes or get in the holiday spirit with special performances from the Texas Boys Choir and other favorite holiday groups. Check the website for a daily schedule of special entertainment.

Oh, the Food! - One of the most anticipated features at the Texas Christkindl Market is the German cuisine. With aromas of roasting nuts and freshly made strudel filling the air, guests can wander from hut to hut to enjoy the authentic flavors of a Christkindl market as well as try something new. Sip on the traditional German spiced wine, Glühwein and snack on sweet treats while strolling through the market.

Christkindl dog

Holiday Gift Vendors - The cornerstone of the Texas Christkindl Market is its vendors. Offering  unique holiday shopping experience, guests can select handmade goods such as holiday décor and ornaments that cannot be found anywhere else like the exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise. But you’ll also be able to find handmade goods from local artisans for everyone on your list…including your four-legged friends. See FAQ section for details about bringing your pet. And find a full list of vendors on the website.

Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank
Nov. 29 – Dec. 22, 2019
North Plaza at Globe Life Field (next to Texas Live!)
1650 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76011
Free market admission, Ice rink admission: $16
Sunday-Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Ice Rink: Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020

For information, visit www.TXChristkindlMarket.com, www.facebook.com/TXChristkindl, www.twitter.com/TXChristkindl, www.instagram.com/TXChristkindl #TXChristkindl