Atlanta Christkindlmarkt 2017: German Holiday Traditions in the Heart of Atlanta

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Join us in celebrating Christmas in traditional German fashion! Taking place in the heart of Atlantic Station and presented by the German American Cultural Foundation (GAC-Foundation). This family event is perfect for spreading cheer amongst family, friends, and your local Atlanta neighbor throughout the holiday season!

Christkindlmarkt 2017 Enlarge image (© GAC-F) Visitors to Atlantic Station will enjoy the featured Christmas village of wooden booths selling imported German indulgences, handmade Christmas ornaments and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Vendors from Germany will showcase their finest products, ranging from pastries to marzipan!

To top it all off, there will be a meet-and-greet with the one and only Santa at the heart of the event.

General Admission:
Free

Food/Drinks/Gifts available for purchase inside the official Christkindl Market Lot.

Christkindlmarkt 2017 Enlarge image (© GAC-F) Duration:
Nov. 24th to Dec. 23rd!

  • Monday - Thursday:
    11am - 9 pm
  • Friday - Saturday:
    11 am - 10 pm
  • Sunday:
    1 pm - 7pm

Location: Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30363

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Atlanta Christkindlmarkt 2017

Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

Marking the Advent Season

Advent Wreath, (c) picture-alliance/dpa-Report

Celebrating Advent is an important part of Christmas in Germany. For Christians both Protestant and Roman Catholic, it is a time of quiet contemplation that begins four Sundays before Christmas Eve.

The Legend of Saint Nicholas

Nicholas in training

A man with a long white beard, a bishop’s miter, and a thick red cape comes knocking on the door at some houses every December 6. Other children wake to find their shoes have been filled with treats. Who is this international man of mystery?