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Atlanta Christkindl Market Offers a Taste of German Holiday Spirit

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

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.

Atlanta Christkindl Market

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.

Pretzel Brat and Pretzel Dog

And for dessert we got Nutella Chimney Cake from Love Chimney Cake.

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 Christmas Market

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

Does Atlanta have a Christmas market?

Atlanta has the annual Atlanta Christkindl Market, a Bavarian-style holiday market in Buckhead.

Can I bring a pet to the Atlanta Christkindl Market?

Yes, pets that are leashed are welcome at the Christmas market.

Is there a MARTA stop near the Atlanta Christkindl 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.

Is the Atlanta Christkindl Market open on Christmas Eve?

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!

Is the Atlanta Christkindl Market open if it rains?

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.

Is there an ATM at the Atlanta Christkindl Market?

Yes, the Christmas market has an ATM. Most vendors take both cash and card as well.

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  1. The market looks like such a fun place to visit! I especially love the pretzel! It looks so good – I’m hungry now haha ?? I love that you get to keep the mug too! Here in the UK, you have to give it back, so I definitely think they should adopt that for over here!

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