The Atlanta Christkindl Market is the largest Christkindlmarkt in the Southeast. Located at the Buckhead Village District (290 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305) the Market kicks off Friday, November, 25th and runs daily until December 24th 2022.
This is the only authentic German Christkindl Market organized by German/American citizens for everyone who loves the tradition of a German Christmas Market. The Christkindl Market is following an old tradition from Germany and other parts of Central Europe. A Christmas market, also known as Christkindl Market (literally meaning “Christ Child Market”), is a street market celebrating Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. The history of these markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking part of Europe and in parts of the former Holy Roman Empire. This includes Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria. We named the Atlanta Christkindl Market after Atlanta’s German partner city, Nuremberg, where the Christkindl (“Christ Child”) originates from. The vendors vending out of original German built wooden booths, which over the years brought the total number to 75 booths, a Santa House, an 18 feet Christmas tree and Kaethe Wohlfahrt. Attendees can also look forward to cultural music program with local musicians and artist presenting their art, acting, music and craft to the public.
Vendors are a mix of Germans and Americans who travel throughout the country to promote authentic German specialties such as food, music and crafts. Guests can look forward to Cinnamon Nuts, Chocolate, Bratwurst, Curry Sausage, Schnitzel, German Pancakes, Crepes, traditional Christmas Tree Ornaments, original wood crafts, children’s wooden toy’s, European handmade jewelry, candles, local homegrown honey and many other delectables.
Additionally to all the vendor booths, photos with Santa every Saturday and Sunday during market hours. Meet and greet the Christkindl is also only unique to our Atlanta Christkindl Market. As we have so many dog lovers, we have dedicated one Saturday to bring your four-legged loved one to take a picture with Santa. Last year, dozens of dog lovers brought their dog for photos with Santa. This Christkindlmarkt is the only one taken pictures with dogs, together with people and Santa in an original German built Santa House.
The Christkindl Market is organized and managed by the GA Events and GAC-Foundation (GAC-F) in partnership with Buckhead Village District by Jamestown LLP. In 2015, the fundraiser began out of an idea with a few German Business Leaders that Atlanta should have a traditional German Christmas market.
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