By Kena Sosa
The holiday season is here at last. Most still have much shopping to do, not only for gifts and idyllic family meals, but also for the special touches that bring the sparkle to the eye. Visit a Dallas/Fort Worth holiday market to find just the right detail you’ve been looking for to make this winter wonderland extra memorable.
Texas Christkindl Market
Globe Life Park – Lot F
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
The Texas Christkindl Market is not a quick shopping trip, spanning an entire parking lot of Globe Life Park, the market overflows with holiday spirit, vendors, cheer and artisan craftsmanship. Part of the Enchant! celebration, shoppers will need to pay admission, however, if there were ever a winter event to be worth the price, this would be it. Starting November 24 through December 31, Enchant welcomes friends and family to enjoy warm winter beverages, visits with Santa himself, and endless lanes of holiday treats and gifts. Between purchases, take a spin around the ice skating rink, or get lost in the light maze. There will also be food and live entertainment. After all the fun, you might find that you’ve barely begun to shop. You may need more than one day to enjoy every piece of this wintery delightful event!
Happy Holidays Pop Up Market at the Sleepy Cottage
500 E. Front Street, Suite #150
Arlington, TX 76011
It is the season for giving, but for many it really is the thought that counts. If your friends and family members on your shopping list have a passion for the arts or enjoy supporting creativity, the Happy Holidays Pop Up Market at the Sleepy Cottage will have something especially for them. Supporting local entrepreneurs, crafters, designers and artists, this pop up is brought to Arlington by the 817 Arts Alliance. These gifts will prove to be made with care, high quality and being created by local artists, are sure to be unique conversation pieces. This wonderful event will be open November 9 through December 23, 2017.
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Funky Finds Holiday Show
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Cattle Barn 2, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
For eight years running, The Funky Finds Holiday Show has brought the artists and crafty together with cooks and writers to share their holiday cheer and gifts for those on your loving list. Even better, there is no charge to attend the event. On November 18 and 19, the Will Rogers Memorial center in Fort Worth, rows and rows of products of imagination, heart and soul will be on sale to shorten your gift list and also contribute to the greater good. The event also encourages adopting a pet, donating toys and participating in a raffle that sends contributions to the Humane Society of North Texas.
Randy Brodnax and Friends Christmas Show
3414 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Held at the Sons of Hermann Hall in the heart of Dallas, this holiday market has flair. Lining the passages, will be artists from a gallery of life, showcasing their paintings, instruments, pottery, jewelry, glasswork and sculptures. Dancing through the aisles, shoppers will enjoy music they can move to as they peruse, and once they’ve built up a healthy appetite, they can follow the smells of warm food as well. Plan on spending a day here enjoying the festive, artistic atmosphere and the great deals on personally crafted work. The Randy Brodnax and Friends Christmas show will be held Dec.1 through Dec. 3, on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Valet parking will be available Friday as well.
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