About Texas Christkindl Market
The almost 70-year 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. Visitors will discover handcrafted gifts and collectibles, including exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.
The Christkindl Angel
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 24 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 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.
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!