Throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas, the city of Atlanta, Georgia gets an extra festive glow-up thanks to the Atlanta Christkindl Market, which brings dozens of stalls to Centennial Olympic Park for some classic German Christmas festivities.
In this Atlanta Christkindl Market guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about experiencing the wonder of Atlanta’s growing Christmas Market for yourself.
PS: Don’t forget to check out our full guide to Christmas in Atlanta for more inspo.
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When is Atlanta Christkindl Market?
According to the official website, this year’s Atlanta Christkindl Market will take place on the following dates:
- Nov 17 – Nov 19, 2023
- Nov 24 – Dec 24, 2023
Where to Stay for Atlanta Christkindl Market
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Where to Find Atlanta Christkindl Market
While the event started off as a modest affair with only a dozen or so stalls at Atlantic Station, the event relocated to Centennial Olympic Park in 2019 and expanded significantly to include 60+ booths.
In 2021, the event once again relocated, this time to The Buckhead Village District.
What to Eat at Atlanta Christkindl Market
While you’ll find no shortage of delicious treats of all kinds at Atlanta Christkindl Market, the offerings are especially representative of classic German Christmas market foods.
If you want to stay true to European Christmas market tradition, here are a few must-haves to keep an eye out for:
- Glühwein (Mulled Wine): Hot wine mulled with warming spices
- Gebrannte Mandeln (Roasted Almonds): Tasty caramelized almonds that are roasted to perfection
- Quarkbällchen (Quark balls): Crispy pieces of fried dough similar to mini donuts
What to Buy at Atlanta Christkindl Market
While eating and drinking is of course an important priority while visiting Atlanta’s Christmas Market, so is shopping!
With dozens of stalls to choose from, make sure you take advantage of the market to stock up on handmade ornaments, handcrafted gifts, local food products, and other wonderful gifts.
Extra Tips for Visiting Atlanta’s Christmas Market
Bundle your visit with other Atlanta Christmas events
Atlanta is a wonderful city to visit for Christmas lovers, with tons of activities for people of all ages.
Here are a few highlights to keep in mind:
- The Atlanta Children’s Christmas Parade
- The Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Consider a day trip to Helen’s Christmas Market
Want to visit Germany without buying a plane ticket? The adorable faux-Bavarian town of Helen, Georgia is about 1.5 – 2h away from Atlanta, and they have a Christmas market of their own, the Helen Christkindlmarkt.
The half-timbered houses and authentic German restaurants here are the next best thing to spending Christmas in actual Germany this year.
Where to Find More Info on Atlanta Christkindl Market
It seems the best place at the moment to get official updates about Atlanta’s Christmas market is from their official Facebook page.
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