From: Saturday, Nov 20th, 2021
To: Monday, Dec 27th, 2021
Atlanta Christkindl Market & Festive Attractions 2021
Become spellbound by the unique outdoor atmosphere of the Atlanta Christkindl Market – the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at Centennial Olympic Park presented by the German American Cultural Foundation.
Meet and mingle with your family & friends at the traditional German Christkindl Market. Come and enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere.
Atlanta Christkindl Market is a maze of high-quality gifts and goods like wooden toys, glass ornaments, and authentic Plauener Spitze lace pieces from Germany. Visitors can sing along to music performed by local choirs and bands or watch a live theatre performance while munching on sweet and savoury European treats such as spiral-shaped chimney cakes, currywurst, and leberkäse, a bologna-like, stick-to-your-ribs meatloaf.
- The market takes place at Centennial Olympic Park, just a short 12-minute taxi ride from the city’s gay district on Piedmont Avenue.
- Atlanta’s original gayborhood, Midtown , is the core of LGBTQ life in Atlanta.
- 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue are considered the starting point for many LGBTQ visitors to the city. Not only is Midtown the cultural hub of Atlanta, but it is also the home for gay nightlife in Atlanta and showcases just how diverse Atlanta’s LGBTQ community is.
- Stay close to the markets at the AC Hotel by Marriott Atlanta Downtown
, with stylish rooms, express check-out, in-room video games and a mini-market with snacks on site.
Atlanta Christmas Lights Displays
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden features more than one million colourful lights. It joins other beloved Atlanta Christmas events such as the Sounds of the SEAson at Georgia Aquarium and many more.
- Other holiday light extravaganzas include Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens and the Stone Mountain Christmas spectacular.
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert.
For 25 years, hearing the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus perform at the Cathedral of St. Philip has been the way thousands of Atlantans kick off their holiday season. The AGMC presents a unique holiday concert each December, full of joy and humour with a message of connection and inclusion. Expect classic holiday tunes plus such humorous favourites as “Super Gay Christmas” and “Recycle the Fruitcake.” The event typically takes place on the first weekend of December.
Christkindlmarkt Helen, Georgia
Got time to spare? Take a trip 90 miles northeast to Helen, Georgia, for a truly unique Christmas experience
. A Bavarian town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen is hosting a road trip-worthy Christkindlmarkt on its Downtown Marktplatz from November 27-28 and December 4-5, 2021.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Map of Gay Atlanta
The Atlanta gay population lives, works and plays all over the city and even into the suburbs. Midtown has several of the city’s most popular gay bars like Blake’s, Burkhart’s Pub, Bulldogs and Swinging Richards. The Atlanta LBGT populace is also partially responsible for the resurgence of Grant Park in the 1980s. The historic neighborhood was falling into ruins when members of the community started scooping up properties, renovating and restoring them to their original glory. This fever pitch trickled over into the neighborhoods of East Atlanta, Ormewood Park and the Old Fourth Ward. These are all eclectic, funky and tolerant neighborhoods, like most of Atlanta.
Recommended Apartments in Atlanta
Sleeps 6 Guests
West Home is a one of a Kind 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine loft overlooking Midtown & offers free WiFi and air conditioning
Sleeps 4 Guests
Amazing air conditioned Midtown apartment with 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, with living room and fully fitted Kitchen, located in Atlanta’s most popular Midtown neighborhood close to bars and lots of restaurants
Sleeps 5 Guests
Amazing Atlanta Fully Furnished air conditioned Apartments features a living room with cable flat-screen TV a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher, bathroom with a shower, free toiletries. Free WiFi and fitness centre
Sleeps 6 Guests
Cozy Hotel Style air conditioned Condo Located Midtown offering 2 bedrooms, a living room with TV, a fully equipped kitchen, patio and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi, a fitness centre. close to the bars and restaurants
Video Of the Atlanta Christmas Market
A taste of what to expect at the market.
Recommended Hotels in Atlanta
The gay scene is spread across the city of Atlanta, however we recommend you stay in Midtown. Its close to the best bars and clubs plus it is within easy reach of all the other sights and gay districts.
5 Star, Readers Choice
The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta’s elegant and spacious rooms feature feather beds, iPod docking stations and WiFi. They also have minibars and 24-hour in-room dining.
4 Star, Charming B&B
Stonehurst Place is an historic bed and breakfast featuring a daily gourmet breakfast,a flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station are available in each room.
4 Star, Great Value
Boutique hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness center and spacious rooms with a 37-inch flat-screen TV. A seasonal rooftop bar offers evening cocktails and a city view.
The Glenn Hotel
3 Star, Great Location
Downtown’s first boutique propertywhere eye-popping orange room accents and a South Beach-worthy rooftop bar with one of the best city skyline views amp up the buzz.
Why you may want a car in Atlanta
Atlanta is a big city and with so much to see and do such as, The World of Coca-Cola Celebrating the world’s most popular soft drink, Atlanta’s premier shopping destinations include Lenox Mall, and Phipps Plaza. Lovers of movies and architecture should check out The Walking Dead and Hunger Games Film Locations and Atlanta Historical Homes and Swan House. Other highlights include Margret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind”, the Governor’s Mansion and Rhodes Hall. Exploring these attractions is easy with your own car.