Tonight was the opening of this years Christkindl Christmas Fair. Last year it only ran for 4 days, but due totally to last years success it is now open for 17 days. Essentially this is an extention of the Christkindl Fair in Munich, Germany. The effort to bring this celebration to Arlington has been brought about from an idea that Sheri Capehart had in her experience with our sister city in Germany. It is a lovely festival located on the north side of "The Ballpark at Arlington,"on the Road to Six Flags. There is shopping for unique items that are made in Germany and then there are some local venders also. The food and drink are worth the trip alone. And if there is a little one, that needs their picture taken with Santa, a builder at Viridian has constructed a Santa House that is beautifully apointed and fills that square nicely.
My wife and I, after eating of course, went shopping down the mall and found some ornaments that were handmade, and therefore not cheap, but will make wonderful gifts for our grown kids. My wife found the perfect wrapping paper for a friends birthday and of course some Christmas paper for our gifts this year. Lastly, a great gift possibility for our daughter. There was music throughout the night, and old friends to talk to. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the evening for the next 17 days. I think that if you want to eat, drink, shop or browse it will be time well spent. My suggestion is to enjoy the fair and get into the spirit of Christmas.