Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, or just want to get out of the house and do some window shopping, there are plenty of places around town to do that.
Here are some of the best holiday markets in and around Atlanta:
Atlanta Christkindl Market
It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for something to do with friends and family, the Atlanta Christkindl Market is the place to be.
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The market opens on Friday, Nov. 25, at the corner of Bolling Way and Peachtree Rd and is open every day until Christmas Eve. There’s no parking at the site, but plenty of parking decks are nearby. From there, you can visit the market to enjoy seasonal food, drink, shopping, music and events like “doggy pictures with Santa” on select days.
Location: Buckhead - 290 East Paces Ferry Rd NE; Date: Friday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Dec. 24; Website: christkindlmarket.org
Piedmont Park Holiday Market
Piedmont Park is a great place to walk around, but it’s even better when you check out the Holiday Market. Not only will you be able to get your holiday shopping done, but you’ll also be able to support local artists with their best works, including leather and metalwork, jewelers, and more!
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Location: Midtown - 1071 Piedmont Ave NE; Date: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27; Website: affps.com
Sip and Shop Holiday Market
If you prefer to avoid the weekend shopping crowds, this Thursday night market at Drawbar is for you.
On Dec. 1, make plans to stop by after work to shop from local vendors and purchase gifts for everyone on your list. Drawbar will also offer food and beverages for purchase so you can make an evening out of it. Who said holiday shopping had to be an inconvenience?
Location: West Midtown - 1 Interlock Ave NW; Date: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1; Website: eventbrite.com
Hops and Shops
Head to Wild Heaven West End on Saturday, Dec. 3 for a day of holiday shopping and tasty brews!
In addition to hops, there will be a live DJ spinning hits to enjoy some tunes as you peruse the wares of more than 50 local artists curated by Georgia Vintage Goods. There will be everything from jewelry to clothing to home decor at this event, so there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.
Location: West End - 1010 White St SW; Date: Noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3; Website: gvgatl.com
Holiday Bazaar at Serenbe
If you’re in the mood for a day of holiday shopping but don’t want to deal with the crowds, check out Serenbe’s Holiday Bazaar. Serenbe is an iconic Chattahoochee Hills neighborhood, a community set among acres of preserved forests and meadows, with miles of nature trails connecting homes and restaurants with local arts and businesses. This market also features seasonal activities and workshops.
Location: Chattahoochee Hills - 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268; Date: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4; Website: serenbeholidaybazaar.com
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Back to Nature Holiday Market
You’ll have to travel OTP for this market but trust us ― it’s totally worth it. The Back to Nature Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is the perfect backdrop for some serene holiday shopping. You’ll find art, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts, bath products, food, nature gifts and so much more!
Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075; Date: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; Website: chattnaturecenter.org
Decatur Holiday Marketplace
The Decatur Holiday Marketplace is back and is now in its 31st year.
The festive, family-friendly event will be held at Clairemont Elementary on Dec. 9-10. The school will magically transform into an inviting artists’ market with delicious food and a festive atmosphere. Perfect for the whole family!
Location: Decatur - 155 Erie Ave, Decatur, GA 30030; Date: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; Website: decaturholidaymarketplace.com
Virginia Highland Winterfest Artist Market
While Winterfest festivities take place over two days, the Artist Market will occur on Saturday, Dec. 10. Stock up on holiday gifts from unique local vendors in town, including young entrepreneurial high school students, at this neighborhood event!
Location: East Atlanta - Virginia-Highland; Date: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; Website: virginiahighlanddistrict.com
Little 5 Points Holiday Shopping Event
If you’re a late shopper or looking for a unique gift, come out to the Little 5 Points Holiday Shopping Event and find something special. This market is a great place to support local businesses while finding that perfect last-minute gift.
Location: East Atlanta - Little Five Points; Date: Noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21; Website: facebook.com