Celebrated during the four weeks of advent in Europe, the Christkindlmarkt is a traditional Christmas market that originated in the middle ages in German-speaking Europe.

The 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.