I lived in Vienna, Austria for several years, and one of my fondest memories is their wonderful Viennese Christmas Market, the Wiener Christkindlmarkt! Colorful wooden market stalls in long rows, each selling beautiful handmade gifts and holiday treats. I can still smell the roasting chestnuts as I strolled through the falling snow, hot glass of Glühwein in my hand. Absolute holiday heaven!
I’ve missed those European Christmas Markets of my youth, and so was absolutely thrilled to partner with the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington to talk about the awesome European Market experience they have right here in our backyard! When my family and I have visited this wonderful free event in past years, the Christmas memories from European Christmas markets came flooding back.
The Texas Christkindl Market is a great way to get a taste of that European Holiday Magic on Texas soil!
Some of the unique things you can experience at the Texas Christkindl Market:
- Meet with Kellie Rasberry and her daughter Emma Kellie on December 5th!
- Gingerbread House/Cookie Decorating!
- German Food!
- Snow Playground & Snow Ball Throw!
- Warming Huts!
- Meet with St. Nick at Santa Haus!
- Marionette Show!
- Storytelling, Carousel!
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Friday: Noon – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Just north of Globe Life Park in Arlington where the Texas Rangers Baseball Team play (Road to Six Flags and Nolan Ryan Expressway)
How much does it Cost?
FREE admission and FREE parking! But I do recommend you bring some cash, because I guarantee you will find some great gifts and food! Note: they have an ATM on site if you need it.
For more information on planning a trip to the Texas Christkindl Market – Check out these resources:
and of course: www.txchristkindlmarket.com
And you might even see me there! Our family has made the Texas Christkindl Market part of our holiday traditions since it opened in 2011. Check it out!