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Where to find Christmas markets and holiday pop-ups in North Texas

Best even Santa himself this year with gifts from these Dallas-area shops.

One needn’t wait for Small Business Saturday to shop local this holiday season. Head to one of these holiday pop-ups or Christmas markets. Many are free to peruse. So make your list, check it twice, and soon you’ll be rivaling the big man in the red suit.

Texas Christkindl Market

FREE Arlington’s long-running Texas Christkindl Market, modeled after the German Christmas tradition, has returned for in-person shopping. This year, it’ll be at Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park) — and it’ll be free to enter. The market will feature unique handmade gifts, including authentic German collectibles such as products from retailer Käthe Wohlfahrt. There will also be treats for sale and live holiday music to enjoy.

Texas Christkindl Market is open through Jan. 2, Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Choctaw Stadium, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Käthe Wohlfahrt is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enter at the third base side, across from Texas Live. Free admission. Paid (and occasionally free) parking available. txchristkindlmarket.com.

Chi Omega Christmas Market

More than 190 merchants selling gifts, jewelry, holiday decor, toys, women’s clothes, linens and original art will be at this fashionable event, which raises funds for local charities and college scholarships. Pictures with Santa will be available Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chi Omega Christmas Market is Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Automobile Building at Fair Park, 1010 First Ave., Dallas. $15. Enter Fair Park at Gate 6 off Robert B. Cullum Boulevard. Parking in lots 5A, 5B, 6A and 6B is $10. chiomegaxmas.org.

The Chi Omega Christmas Market is back at Fair Park this weekend with more than 190 merchants selling holiday decor, jewelry and more. The annual market raises funds for local charities and college scholarships.
The Chi Omega Christmas Market is back at Fair Park this weekend with more than 190 merchants selling holiday decor, jewelry and more. The annual market raises funds for local charities and college scholarships.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)

Vintage Market Days: Candy Cane Wishes

This indoor upscale flea market will feature vintage and handmade holiday decor and gifts. Vendors will be spread across two buildings, selling antique, reproduction, country chic and rustic items. Think quirky cowgirl gear, steampunk accessories, original visual art, jewelry, furnishings and architectural salvage. There will also be live music and food and drinks.

Vintage Market Days: Candy Cane Wishes is Nov. 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 County Road 166, McKinney. $15 on Nov. 19, $10 on Nov. 20-21; free for children under 12. vintagemarketdays.com.

Knox Street’s Holiday Celebration

FREE About two dozen shops and restaurants on Knox Street between the Katy Trail and North Central Expressway will have activities, promotions and tastings. More vendors will set up at the Pop-Up Park at Knox and Travis streets. In addition, there will be live reindeer from 10 a.m. to noon, performances by the Concert Truck and Pegasus Contemporary Ballet, and food for sale from Parlor’s Ice Cream Cart and the Salty Donut sweet shop and coffee bar.

Knox Street’s Holiday Celebration is Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Knox Street’s Pop-Up Park, 3311 Knox St. at Travis Street, Dallas. Free admission. knoxstreetdallas.com.

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

FREE This annual market boasts more than 150 local makers and pickers selling handmade, repurposed, upcycled and vintage items. Expect to find bath products, jewelry, holiday decor, ceramics, visual art, clothing and more. There will be photos with Santa, live music, charitable raffles and animal adoptions. This event is family- and pet-friendly.

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience is Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. Free admission, $10 parking. funkyfinds.com.

The Market at Legacy North

FREE The Shops at Legacy North will host block parties with artisan markets in November and December. More than 30 local artists, makers and retailers will have booths, plus there will be live music, art installations, photo ops, and food and drinks from on-site restaurants and food trucks.

The Market at Legacy North is Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Shops at Legacy North, 7401 Lone Star Drive, Plano. Free admission. facebook.com/ShopsAtLegacy/events.

CityLine Merry Market will take place on the shopping center's plaza that's decorated in twinkling lights.
CityLine Merry Market will take place on the shopping center's plaza that's decorated in twinkling lights.(Anja Schlein)

CityLine Merry Market

FREE This Richardson hub of shops and dining will host an outdoor shopping event curated by Boho Market. There will be more than 70 local vendors of jewelry and other accessories, gift items, candles, bath products, clothing and more. Live music, free make-and-take crafts for kids, wreath-making workshops for $30, and a gift-wrapping station will be available.

CityLine Merry Market is Dec. 4 from 1 to 9 p.m. at CityLine Plaza, 1251 State St., Richardson. Free admission. citylinedfw.com.

Dallas Millennial Holiday Market

FREE About 60 small businesses will sell last-minute gifts at Four Corners Brewing Co. in the Cedars. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa or purchase a pint while shopping booths inside the taproom and outside in the beer garden. Kids and pets are welcome; must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.

Dallas Millennial Holiday Market is Dec. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St., Dallas. Free admission. dallasmillennialmarket.com.

Shannon Sutlief. Shannon is the LocalGraf Database Manager on the product team and the former events editor for Guide and GuideLive.com.

ssutlief@dallasnews.com /shannonsutlief @shannonsutlief
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