How To Find the Best Atlanta Christmas Market in 2023

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How To Find the Best Atlanta Christmas Market in 2023

GERMAN CHRISTKINDL MARKET 2023

Buckhead Village District | Buckhead
When: November 17-19 & November 24-December 24, 2023, Noon-8pm

Deck the halls this season with the enchanting return of the annual German Christkindl Market at the Buckhead Village District, a magical experience blending traditional German festivities with the vibrant spirit of Atlanta. In partnership with The German American Cultural Foundation and back for its third year, the month-long market will be free and open to the public, featuring a variety of authentic culinary treats, endless selections of curated items to shop, live music, enchanting family-friendly entertainment, and of course, Santa Claus. 

Visitors and holiday-goers will be able to experience the magic with drinks like German Glühwein – also known as mulled wine – hot chocolate, cider and traditional German food including pretzels, schnitzel, brats, and more. To shop, visitors will find items like hand-crafted ornaments, wooden toys, jewelry, clay and hardwood pipes, bath and body items, and much more.

Atlanta’s German Christkindl Market will kick off at Buckhead Village Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19 and will return Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 24 (open daily). Hours are 11am-9pm Friday through Sunday, and 3-8pm Monday through Thursday.

BACK TO NATURE HOLIDAY MARKET

Chattahoochee Nature Center | Roswell
When: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10am – 5pm

We absolutely adore the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, and we consider it a “Top 10” Atlanta attraction. Each year, they offer a holiday gift to everyone — free admission!

On this special day you can enjoy the CNC, and also visit their Back To Nature Holiday Market. Explore the goods of local artisans who have made unique, handmade, and/or eco-friendly gifts for the holiday season. Art, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts, food, and much more are offered.

Admission is free, but reservations are requested. However, they may be able to accommodate walk-ups on the day of the event.

THE SISTAH SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET

Atlantic Station | 1380 Atlantic Drive NW Suite #14125, Atlanta, GA 39363 (located next to Publix)
When: Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10 & Friday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 17

The Sistah Shop Holiday Market is a holiday shopping experience not to miss! Featuring over 40 Black woman-owned brands to shop from, The Sistah Shop Holiday Market promises a variety of unique gifts for everyone to enjoy.

The market will be open 10am to 8pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday of each weekend.

NIGHT MARKET: HOLIDAY EDITION AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD

The Home Depot Backyard | 1 Backyard Way | Atlanta
When: November 30, 2023 from 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. Entertainment will be courtesy of saxophonist Trey Daniels.

S’more stations will be onsite, along with great local food and drinks. Find out all the info and get your tickets here. This is a 21+ event.

ROSWELL CHRISTKINDL MARKET

Bulloch Hall | Roswell
When: Nov. 24 – Dec. 24, 2023

The first traditional Christmas market in Roswell will take place during the 2023 season. The
event will run from November 24th to December 24th on the historic Bulloch Hall grounds in Roswell, GA.

Inspired by German Christmas markets, the family-friendly event will feature vendors offering a variety of seasonal crafts, food and drinks including authentic German specialties and Gluhwein. The beautifully decorated grounds span multiple sections, connected through accessible paths, lined with rows of wooden vendor stalls.

Activities include a carousel, free photos with The Santa Bob of Roswell, and the opportunity to leave letters for Santa. Admission and ample parking are free, enabling everyone to visit and enjoy. All ages are welcome, and they are dog friendly if on leash! The market will be open every afternoon, but some attractions are only available on weekends.

HOLIDAY MARKET AT SERENBE

Gainey Hall at Serenbe | Chattahoochee Hills
DATES: December 5-9, 2023

Each holiday season, Serenbe celebrates by hosting the Holiday Market. This year, December 5-9, enjoy a day in the community, where you can find something truly unique for your family, friends and even yourself. They’ll have workshops, seasonal activities, a food truck, warm beverages and more while you shop the Holiday Market’s local artisans and makers during the season of giving.  

Special Events

  • Thursday 5-8pm: Sip & Shop: DJ, Food Truck, Cocktails
  • Friday 5-8pm: Food Truck, Music + Carolers
  • Saturday 4pm: Holiday Bubbles Tasting at the General Store

The holiday market hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday and Friday 11am-8pm; and Saturday from 10am-4pm. The market will be held at Gainey Hall at Serenbe, 10640 Serenbe Lanes, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268.

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE ARBORS OF ALPHARETTA

The Arbors of Alpharetta | Alpharetta
When: December 9, 2023

The holiday season is fast approaching, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit of giving than by attending the Charity Christmas Market at The Arbors of Alpharetta.

Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family to this joyful event. It’s the perfect opportunity to kickstart your holiday shopping, enjoy some festive treats, and support local artisans and charitable causes.

ALPHARETTA CHRISTMAS MARKET

Innovation Academy | Alpharetta
When: December 2, 2023, 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!

VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS HOLIDAY MARKET

Virginia Highlands neighborhood | Atlanta
When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11am to 5pm

Find great stocking-stuffers and gifts worth giving this holiday season all while supporting local small business owners at the Gift Market during Virginia Highlands’ Winterfest!

This year’s market will feature a selection of 60 vendors, 11 sweet and savory food trucks, and 11 Young Entrepreneurs selling curated goods and crafts.

HOLIDAY MARKET AT FARMVIEW

Farmview Market | Madison
When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 9am to 1pm

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

Shop an assortment of handcrafted gifts and delicious treats, enjoy live music, let the kids make a holiday craft and visit the petting zoo, and make your own yummy drink at the DIY hot chocolate station. All of this festive fun is FREE and perfect for the whole family.

Professional photos with Santa will also be available for $50 for 5 high-resolution digital photos from 9-11:30am. Advanced reservations can be made here.

SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Plant Riverside District | Savannah
When: November 16, 2023 – January 1, 2024

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

The 2023 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 25-26, November 30-December 2, December 7-10, 2023

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is again hosting Winter House — a fun and festive event that takes place over 9 days. 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.

As part of Winter House, an Artist Market will be available all nine days. Admission is free.

THE ELEGANT ELF MARKETPLACE

Sandy Springs Performing Arts & Conference Center | Sandy Springs
When: November 4-5, 2023

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 80 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 Sandy Springs Performing Arts & Conference Center.

INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE

Georgia Freight Depot | Atlanta
When: December 2-3, 2023

For over 17 years the Indie Craft Experience 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

NEW Location: 22 Lovell Road | Blairsville, GA
When: November 18-19, 2023

Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending the annual Mistletoe Market event the 3rd weekend in November at their new location in 2023: 22 Lovell Road in Blairsville, GA.

Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts handmade by regional and local vendors. Over 60 vendors will be in attendance.

KRIS KRINGLE MARKET IN BLAIRSVILLE

Union County Farmers Market | Blairsville
When: Saturday December 2, 2023 from 10am to 2pm

In Blairsville, the Kris Kringle Market is scheduled to take place on Dec. 2. Enjoy over 75 vendors, handcrafted items by local artisans, produce, plants, baked goods, and more! 

HOLIDAY ART FAIR IN DUNWOODY

Spruill Center for the Arts | Dunwoody
DATES: November 16 – December 23, 2023

Shoppers can find the most unique gifts at Spruill Gallery’s Annual Holiday Art Fair 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.

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.

TRUIST NIGHT MARKET HOLIDAY EDITION

Home Depot Backyard
When: November 30, 2023

The Home Depot Backyard will culminate its signature event calendar with Truist Night Market: Holiday Edition on Thursday, November 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

Musical entertainment will be headlined by award-winning saxophonist Trey Daniels.

Truist Night Market: Holiday Edition is highlighted by beverage partner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, who together with The Home Depot Backyard, will continue its partnership with Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit food rescue organization working to reduce hunger and food waste in the Atlanta area, to donate the event’s surplus food to provide meals for those in need.

Food offerings will be provided by some of metro Atlanta’s best chefs and restauranteurs.

Vendor Village, presented by Truist, will spotlight as many as 20 local artisans and vendors from across the greater Atlanta area specializing in art, apparel, cooking accessories, jewelry, candles, skincare, and other products.  
 
Food and beverage packages are now available at BigTickets.com.

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How To Find the Best Atlanta Christmas Market in 2023