area markets tout holiday items and more

You don’t have to wait for the Small Business Saturday to shop locally this Christmas time. Visit one of these Christmas pop-ups or Christmas markets. Many are free to read. So make your list, double-check it, and pretty soon you can take on the big man in the red suit.


Arlington’s longstanding Texas Christkindl Market, modeled on the German Christmas tradition, has returned to personal shopping. This year it’s at Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park) – and entry is free. Unique handmade gifts are offered on the market, including authentic German collectibles such as products from the dealer Käthe Wohlfahrt. There are also goodies for sale and live holiday music to enjoy.

Through January 2, Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 9pm at Choctaw Stadium, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enter the third base site across from Texas Live. Free admission.


More than 190 vendors selling gifts, jewelry, Christmas decorations, toys, women’s clothing, bedding, and original art will attend this fashionable event which will raise funds for local charities and college scholarships. Santa Claus pictures will be available on November 20th from 10am to 2pm

November 19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and November 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Automobile Building at Fair Park, 1010 First Ave., Dallas. $ 15. Enter Fair Park at Gate 6 on Robert B. Cullum Boulevard. Parking in car parks 5A, 5B, 6A, and 6B is $ 10.


This upscale indoor flea market features vintage and handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts. The vendors will be spread across two buildings selling antiques, reproductions, country chic and rustic items. Think quirky cowgirl gear, steampunk accessories, quirky visual art, jewelry, furniture, and architectural scraps. There is also live music and food and drink.

19.-21. November 10 am-4pm at Myers Park and Event Center, 166 7117 County Road, McKinney. $ 15 on November 19, $ 10 on November 20-21 November; free for children under 12 years.


About two dozen shops and restaurants on Knox Street between Katy Trail and the North Central Expressway will offer activities, promotions, and tastings. Additional vendors will be set up in the Pop-Up Park on Knox and Travis Streets. In addition, there are live reindeer from 10:00 to 12:00, Concert Truck and Pegasus Contemporary Ballet performances, and food for sale from Parlor’s Ice Cream Cart and the Salty Donut candy store and coffee bar.

November 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pop-Up Park on Knox Street, 3311 Knox St. on Travis Street, Dallas. Free admission.


This annual market features more than 150 local manufacturers and pickers selling handmade, reused, upcycled and vintage items. Expect bath products, jewelry, Christmas decorations, ceramics, visual arts, clothing, and more. There will be photos with Santa Claus, live music, charitable raffles and animal adoptions. This event is family and pet friendly.

November 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and November 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. Free entry, $ 10 parking.


Shops at Legacy North will host block parties with craft markets in November and December. More than 30 local artists, manufacturers and retailers will have stands, plus there will be live music, art installations, photo ops, and food and drink from on-site restaurants and food trucks.

November 21st and December 19th from 12pm to 5pm in the Shops at Legacy North, 7401 Lone Star Drive, Plano. Free admission.


This Richardson mall with shops and restaurants will host an outdoor shopping event curated by the Boho Market. There will be more than 70 local suppliers of jewelry and other accessories, gift items, candles, bath products, clothing, and more. Live music, free arts and crafts for kids, $ 30 wreath workshops, and a gift wrap station are all offered.

December 4, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CityLine Plaza, 1251 State St., Richardson. Free admission.


Approximately 60 small businesses will sell last minute gifts at Four Corners Brewing Co. in the Cedars. Enjoy a free mimosa or buy a pint while you shop from the stalls in the tap room and outside in the beer garden. Children and pets are welcome; must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.

December 19, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St., Dallas. Free admission.