The Atlanta Christkindl Market returns for 2023 in Buckhead. This traditional German Christmas market is a great way to enjoy some holiday fun with authentic German food, warm beverages, and hand-crafted gifts.
Find out everything you need to know about visiting the Atlanta Christkindl Market below!
Atlanta Christkindl Market
The German American Cultural Foundation’s Atlanta Christkindl Market has been a favorite holiday tradition since 2016. In previous years, this Atlanta Christmas market was set up at Centennial Olympic Park and Atlantic Station; this year the market will take place at Buckhead Village shopping district.
The market, inspired by the Christmas markets popular in Germany and all throughout Europe, features a village of more than 50 vendors, housed in Bavarian-style wooden chalets, selling food, beverages, and gifts.
Christmas Market Food and Drinks
The Atlanta Christkindl Market is the perfect place to try out some authentic German food and drinks, like Glühwein (a traditional German mulled wine), pretzels, bratwurst, schnitzel, potato pancakes, and chimney cakes.
You can also get treats like hot chocolate, spiced apple cider (with alcohol added or without), edible chocolate art, and crêpes.
I tried the Glühwein. You’ll receive it in a souvenir mug, which you can bring back for a refill at a discount all during the market days, just like at the markets in Germany.
We also tried the Pretzel Brat and Pretzel Dog with garlic parmesan pretzel buns and beer cheese from Woodstock Pretzel.
And for dessert we got Nutella Chimney Cake from Love Chimney Cake.
Everything was so delicious! Definitely stop by the Christmas market for lunch or dinner so you can try out all the different foods.
Christmas Market Gifts and Goods
If you still need to do some Christmas shopping, the Atlanta Christkindl Market has plenty of local vendors and hand-crafted gifts.
You can shop Christmas ornaments and German Christmas décor. Other vendors have items like hand-crafted lace, wooden carvings, leatherworks, European candle houses, handbags, toys, and more.
Atlanta Christkindl Market Info
The Atlanta Christkindl Market is open daily from November 17-19, 2023 and November 24, 2023 through December 24, 2023.
The Christmas market is open Monday-Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays-Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The market is located behind Buckhead Village at 290 East Paces Ferry Road NE / Peachtree Road NE (the 32,350 square foot Parking Lot F at the corner of Bolling Way and Peachtree Rd).
Parking is available in garages, lots, and street parking all around the area. We parked in a parking garage on North Fulton Drive for $5 for 2 hours. You likely won’t spend more than 2 hours at the market.
Admission to the Atlanta Christkindl Market is free.
Atlanta Christkindl Market FAQ
Atlanta has the annual Atlanta Christkindl Market, a Bavarian-style holiday market in Buckhead.
Yes, pets that are leashed are welcome at the Christmas market.
Yes, the Buckhead and Lenox MARTA stations are just around the corner from the Atlanta Christkindl Market. BucRide also offers free rides from both stations to the Christmas market.
Yes, the Atlanta Christkindl Market is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. This could be your new favorite Christmas Eve tradition!
Yes, the Atlanta Christkindl Market is a rain-or-shine event. This is an open-air market that is not covered, though, so you will get wet if it rains. Check their social media pages for any weather-related updates.
Yes, the Christmas market has an ATM. Most vendors take both cash and card as well.
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