Two local Christmas markets are on sale after the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is the perfect time for Atlantans to start their holiday shopping and related information around the world.
Of the Atlanta Christkindl Marketwhich is working towards becoming a bona fide tradition after six years in the city, it starts again at the Buckhead Village market this Friday.
The traditional German Christmas market, which includes stalls like those that gather every winter in town squares across the country Dutchlanded in that spot for the second year in a row when a pandemic returned in 2020.
The event began in an apartment building 12 in Atlantic Station in 2016, later moved to Centennial Olympic Park before heading to Buckhead Village last year.
Along the way, a total of more than 60 shops offer German (and some international) food as well as traditional decorations, toys and crafts, gifts and more. More than 50 customers have signed up for this year’s edition, and Santa Claus is scheduled to pose for photos over the weekend. The event often includes performances by cultural organizations and choirs from the Southeast.
Members of the public will also visit the market, which anchors the city’s German community during the winter months and helps raise funds for the German-American Cultural Foundationwhich supports German language and cultural programs throughout the year.
Although the market was launched on Friday, a “big announcement” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 12:30 pm and comments a Melanie MoltmannConsulate General of Germany in Atlanta, as well as an opportunity to join the organizers and listen to songs from the Atlanta Carolers.
The location, a converted parking lot between Peachtree and East Paces Ferry avenues, can be found by locating 290 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Parking is available at nearby counters. in Buckhead Village. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.org or visit the Facebook page.
Latin America Association’s Second Annual Christmas Market
A few weeks after the launch of the German market, the Latin American Association will host its second annual Christmas market, which aims to raise money for the organization while benefiting Latin businesses the metro area.
December 10 is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes handmade jewelry, traditional Latin American hats, accessories, desserts, jewelry, and more. all created or uploaded by some of the more than 70 local women participating in the Avanzando Juntas (Advancing Together) empowerment program. Beyond physical products, some women entrepreneurs also offer services from marketing to photography and real estate.
“The Christmas Market was a big hit last year,” he said Santiago Marquez, president and CEO of LAA, in a news release. “It’s a great way for people to shop for the holidays, pick up unique gifts and support local Latinas who are building trusted businesses.”
Open to the public, the event will be held at the Latin American Association’s Atlanta Outreach Center at 2750 Buford Highway.
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