2011 marks the 60th Anniversary of the partnership between Arlington and her sister city, Bad Königshofen, Germany. In honor of this anniversary, Arlington introduces the First Arlington Christkindl Market (Kris-kin-dill Market) to deepen knowledge of the German culture in the community.
Arlington Christkindl Market is an enchanting family market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany during the Christmas season. Set up as an Old World- style charming festival, this outdoor market offers authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts, exquisite unique ornaments, rare European crafts and holiday gifts and the opportunity to devour German delicacies like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, cookies, German beers and Gluhwein!
She Is Dallas Info:The Opening Ceremonies for the Arlington Christkindl Market will begin at 6 pm, December 8th at the base of the Christkindl Christmas Tree (located in the center of the Market.). Regular hours are Thurs Dec 8 3pm–10pm, Fri Dec 9 3pm–10pm, Sat Dec 10 10am–10pm, Sun Dec 11 11am–7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the City of Arlington website.
The Opening Ceremonies promises a festive beginning to a new annual tradition in Arlington, featuring:
* Official Tree Lighting with Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and City Council member Sheri Capehart
* Special Appearance by the Christkindl Angel
* Arlington Academy Choir performance
* Fireworks Display
If you can’t make it to the opening ceremonies, don’t worry. There are several days of food and fun to enjoy at the Arlington Christkindl Market.
Enjoy delicious foods from many regional eateries including Helmut’s Original Austrian Strudel, Everything German Restaurant, Juergen’s German Grill, and Old World Sausage Company, plus many more!
Entertainment for the whole family fills the air of the Christkindl Market as many different performing acts take the stage. Live entertainment from the main stage will include performances by Tarrant County Community College theatre group, German band of North Texas and many other musicians and dancers from across the region.
Brave Combo Saturday Night Performance at 7:30 and 9pm.
Experience the Christkindl Market from a horse-drawn carriage! Tickets are $15 adults, $5 kids. Carriage times are Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9 from 6pm – 9pm; Saturday, Dec. 10: 2pm – 9pm; and Sunday, Dec. 11: 12noon- 5pm.
Photos with St. Nick at St. Nick’s Haus Experience
* Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
* Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
* Sunday: 1:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Photos with the Christkindl Angel
Stop by the Chamber of Commerce Christkindl hut for a $20 off coupon for entry into Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas!
Parking: There will be free trolley from Lincoln Square Shopping Center (as needed). There is also free parking in Lots D, E and L with trolley service available to and from Market. Trolleys will also drop off and pick up at Holiday in the Park as requested by passengers. Check out the Christkindl Market Parking Map (PDF) for more information. Due to the Cowboys Game, parking for Sunday, December 11th, will be at Hurricane Harbor with a free shuttle to and from the Market.
Check out more great holiday events in Arlington at The Spirit of Arlington website.