HOW TO FIND THE BEST ATLANTA CHRISTMAS MARKET IN 2022

Shop local. Find unique holiday gifts for those you love. It’s a win-win with this Atlanta Christmas Market Guide!

Atlanta, Georgia really knows how to pull out all the stops for the holidays!

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE ATLANTA CHRISTMAS MARKET GUIDE FOR 2022

GERMAN CHRISTKINDL MARKET 2022

Buckhead Village District | Buckhead
When: Friday, November 25th – Saturday, December 24th, 2022

Hosted by the German American Cultural foundation and open to the public from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24, the Atlanta Christkindl Market will be located on the corner of East Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road (290 East Paces Ferry Road NE & Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) and feature over 50 vendors offering food and beverage treats and items to shop, plus live music and entertainment on the weekends. This is the same market that was once held at Centennial Olympic Park.

Daily Hours:
Monday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Want to try authentic German food and beverages? This German Christmas market is your chance! Attendees will be able to wind their way through the festive holiday market and enjoy drinks like German Glühwein – also known as mulled wine – hot chocolate and cider, and traditional German food, including pretzels, schnitzel, brats and more.

To shop, visitors will find items like ornaments from Kaethe Wohlfahrt, one of Germany’s best known Christmas ornament shops, wooden toys, jewelry, clay and hardwood pipes, German handcrafts, and bath and body items, among much more.

BACK TO NATURE HOLIDAY MARKET

Chattahoochee Nature Center | Roswell
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Explore more than 40 vendors who have unique handcrafted and/or eco-friendly gifts for the holiday season at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Back to Nature Holiday Market. Art, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts, bath products, food, nature gifts, and more. 

In addition, you can enjoy a beautiful hike, be a part of a wildlife encounter and enjoy all that CNC has to offer for FREE.

While this event is free, they encourage reservations, however, they may be able to accommodate walk-ups on the day of the event. But why chance it?

VININGS JUBILEE’S HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET

Vinings Jubilee | 4300 Paces Ferry Road | Atlanta
When: Thursday afternoons 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and there’s nothing better than the food, the decorations, the gifts + goodies, the sips, and, well, quality time with friends + family, of course! To help make this year’s get-togethers hassle-free, Vinings Jubilee’s Farmers Market is celebrating the season with a holiday market.

Expect everything from seasonal veggies to holiday wreaths, hot chocolate bombs, fresh apple elderberry cider, and gift items like candles, skincare, and lavender-infused products.

Shop from more than 20 vendors including Honey Harvest Pasta, One Woman and a Wreath, Saddle Creek Lavender Farm, Hometown Honey, Hot Bomb Mom, The Sophisticated Palate, Southern Baked Pie + more.

NIGHT MARKET: HOLIDAY EDITION AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD

The Home Depot Backyard | 1 Backyard Way | Atlanta
When: December 1, 2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Celebrate the holidays and experience a night with under the stars with Atlanta’s best chefs, mixologists, entertainers, and artisans at the Home Depot Backyard during Night Market: Holiday Edition! Enjoy a delicious evening filled with live music, craft cocktails, savory and sweet food offerings while shopping fine goods and crafts with local artisans.

Artisan vendors expected to be in attendance will be listed HERE closer to the event. Entertainment will be courtesy jazz musician/saxophonist Richard Shaw, Jr. while V103’s DJ Jelly and DJ Greg Street will serve as DJ and host, respectively.

S’more stations will be onsite, along with great local food and drinks.

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT NORTH POINT MALL

North Point Mall | Alpharetta
When: Nov. 18, 2022

Come out and shop your list at North Point Mall’s annual Christmas Market. Find gifts for everyone on your list with more unique artisans and crafters this year.

ALPHARETTA CHRISTMAS MARKET

Alpharetta Community Center at Wills Park | Alpharetta
When: December 10, 2022, 9am – 4pm

At the Alpharetta Christmas Market, visitors will enjoy shopping for holiday gifts and products for everyone on their list. Enjoy a variety of crafts, food, decor, jewelry and more!

Get a free picture with Santa from 10am-12pm. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a “Free Pictures With Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Alpharetta Community Center.

VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS HOLIDAY MARKET

Virginia Highlands neighborhood | Atlanta
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Virginia Highland’s inaugural Winterfest will kick off with a Tour of Lights on Friday to show off the neighborhood’s most vibrant holiday decorations. On Saturday, we will start with a Jingle Jog, followed by a Holiday Parade. The day will rev up with the biggest holiday market the Highlands has ever seen, with live music to pair. 

Stock up on the best holiday gifts from the unique local vendors in town! With 50+ curated Atlanta vendors offering top-quality gifts for everyone on your list!

HOLIDAY MARKET AT FARMVIEW

Farmview Market | Madison
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Join Farmview Market in Madison for a one-day-only, Christmas themed market!

Shop an assortment of handcrafted gifts,  Christmas carols,  a special appearance by Santa Claus, and more!

This event is FREE and family-friendly!

SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Plant Riverside District | Savannah
When: November 25, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Discover the magic of a traditional Salzburg Christmas Market brought to life in Savannah at Plant Riverside District.

The 2022 Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will offer a wide range of holiday-themed events as well as a dazzling European-style outdoor holiday market, live performances, tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, gingerbread house, photos with Santa and more.

A weekend in Savannah at the Christmas Market is the perfect way to get in the spirit of the season!

CHIRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center | Atlanta
When: November 25 until December 10, 2022

Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated with professional holiday displays and themed events. They’re also hosting workshops, activities, and events.

This year, they are hosting a 16-day event called Winter House — and an Artist Market will be available all 16 days!

Ticketed performances during Winter House are held in the beautiful indoor Courtyard of the Mansion. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available for sale before and during each performance. No outside beverages or food allowed.

HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET AT HIGH MUSEUM

High Museum of Art | Atlanta
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.

This event is for High Museum members only. The Holiday Artisan Market at the High Museum of Art is an event that brings together 20 of Atlanta’s top artists, creatives and entrepreneurs all in one space.

Meet local artisans, and shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. You’ll be sure to find the best gifts for your holiday list! The event is free with museum admission.

From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy family-friendly activities including art making, festive in-gallery activities, and sweet treats. From 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy music, seasonal cocktails, and winter merriment inspired by our collection and special exhibitions.  

Capacity is limited and preregistration is required. Register using the ticket button above or by calling Member Services at (404) 733-4575.

THE ELEGANT ELF MARKETPLACE

City Springs Civic & Cultural Center | Sandy Springs
When: Saturday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Sandy Springs Society will host their annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser The Elegant Elf Marketplace, a popular and highly-anticipated, two-day gift market featuring more than 100 carefully selected local and regional artisans who offer hand-crafted items, exquisite artistic creations and the latest gourmet delights.

This shopping event is an ideal way to kick off the holiday season while supporting small businesses and local nonprofits.

The event is held at the City Springs Civic & Cultural Center. There is a $5 entrance fee, but children 10 and under are free.  Parking is complimentary for 2 hours in the parking garage.

INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE

Georgia Freight Depot | Atlanta
When: Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. both days

For over 17 years this events has been connecting crafters, artists, makers, and vintage vendors with a wonderful Atlanta audience eager to find unique holiday gifts. Grab a special gift for someone on your list, and get a little something for yourself! This is supposed to be their largest event of the year.

Held at the Georgia Freight Depot year, visitors can take care of their holiday shopping while having fun and supporting super talented vendors in a historic Atlanta building!

There will be 170 craft, art, and vintage vendors, and the first 250 people in line each day will receive complimentary cotton tote bags.

Note: There is a $5 cash entrance fee, kids 10 and under are free.

MISTLETOE MARKET

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge | Young Harris
When: Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending the annual Mistletoe Market event the 3rd weekend in November at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Young Harris.

Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts handmade by regional and local vendors. Attendees and Vendors alike will enjoy the new, luxurious indoor venue for the best in arts & crafts. FREE Admission. FREE Parking!

KRIS KRINGLE MARKET IN BLAIRSVILLE

Union County Farmers Market | Blairsville
When: Saturday December 3, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In Blairsville, the Kris Kringle Market is scheduled to take place on Dec. 3. Enjoy over 75 vendors, handcrafted items by local artisans, produce, plants, baked goods, and more! 

There will be must and a children’s area. Kids can visit with Santa and ride the Christmas Train. Free Entertainment.

HOLIDAY ARTISTS MARKET IN DUNWOODY

Spruill Center for the Arts | Dunwoody
DATES: November 16, 2022 until December 23, 2022

Shoppers can find the most unique gifts at Spruill Gallery’s Annual Holiday Artists Market in Dunwoody!

The Gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring handmade gifts from 100 local artists including ceramics, jewelry, photography, and home décor.

They are open 7 days a week: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET IN HAPEVILLE

Arches Brewing | Hapeville
DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saturday, December 3, Arches Brewing is shutting down Hapeville with a festive holiday market to promote local artisans. From 2 to 7 p.m., craft beer fans can cozy up by Biergarten firepits – where Arches Brewing will serve seasonal beers including two taproom exclusives, the Double IPA Sap Stories: Chapter 3 and Holiday Ale Jubilance – and enjoy browsing art, collections and vintage goods that make the perfect holiday gifts.

The market will feature a special “Moments Out West” indoor photography exhibit by Bretagne Isler.  At 8 p.m. on the taproom stage, the renowned Douglas Dewey Creative drag cabaret’s “Holiday Spec-TACKY-lar” will take place. Cabaret tickets are available on douglasdeweycreative.com.

HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP AT ST. REGIS ATLANTA

St. Regis Atlanta | 8 West Paces Ferry Road | Atlanta
When: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14, 2022, 4-6pm

To celebrate the debut of The Astor Chalet, an amazing Swiss-inspired chalet, The St. Regis Atlanta will host three festive Holiday Sip & Shops, co-hosted by some of the city’s favorite Atlantans. Guests will enjoy complimentary bubbly, light bites and holiday jingles while crossing off the holiday shopping list in the Lucy’s Market pop-up. 

  • November 30: Hosted by Megan Ann Lore, Tastemaker and Content Creator
  • December 7: Hosted by Kate Stewart, Founder, Bauble Stockings
  • December 14: Hosted by Keith Summerour, Summerour Architects; Keith will be signing his book, Creating Home, Design for Living

Each Holiday Sip & Shop will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and open to the public. Discounted $5 valet parking will be offered.

HOLIDAY MARKETS IN ATHENS

Athens
When: Various

The holiday markets in Athens, Georgia are a favorite for locals and visitors every year. Each unique one hosts multiple vendors’ and artists’ works, creating the perfect opportunity for everyone, including kids, to find a special gift for everyone on their list.

At each market, visitors can participate in the spirit of giving and enjoy the festive atmosphere all while supporting the local community.

WINTER WONDERLAND ON WALKER

Atlanta
When: Friday, December 9, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderland on Walker is back with the second inaugural holiday market in the heart of the Castleberry Hill neighborhood.

This one-day event will feature more than 20 local artists, handmade artisans, live music, an open bar, a hot cocoa and s’more station, an ornament-making station, complimentary gift wrapping, and more. In addition, we are collecting donations for Community Friendship for winter care packages. 

This event is free to attend and family-friendly. So come out and enjoy an evening of holiday shopping with some of the best local hand makers Atlanta has to offer.

This event is presented by Castleberry Market and Yelp benefiting Community Friendship Inc., an Atlanta-based non-profit focusing on assisting the unhoused community that battles with mental illness.

Bring a donation item or show your receipt from your monetary donation to receive complimentary gift wrapping. Here are some of the items needed: blankets, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, tissue packs, toothbrush/toothpaste, shaving cream and razors, chapstick, gloves, hats, snacks, socks, and gallon size ziplock bags.

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