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Atlanta Christkindl Market & Festive Attractions 2024
Become spellbound by the unique outdoor atmosphere of the Atlanta Christkindl Market – the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at Buckhead Village District, presented by the German American Cultural Foundation.
- Stay downtown, close to the city’s top attractions and take a taxi to the markets to the markets. The AC Hotel by Marriott Atlanta Downtown features stylish rooms, in-room video games and a mini-market with snacks on site.
- 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.
- Open Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Friday & Saturday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm – Sunday 11:30 am to 8:30 pm
- Stay close to the market at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, rated “Fabulous” by guests with tasteful modern interiors, a wine-hour and delicious breakfasts.
- The market takes place at Buckhead Village District, an incredible space for over 50 vendors to set up shop in Parking Lot F, a 32,250 square foot lot at the corner of Bolling Way and Peachtree Rd. Sandwiched between Downtown and Midtown, the district features chic stores, fine dine restaurants and is one of the most walkable areas in Atlanta.
- The market is 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.
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
- Awaiting dates – 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.
Popular Atlanta Hotels
The following hotels are all close to the Christmas markets & just a short ride from the city’s gay bars:
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.
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5 Star, Readers Choice
- 5 Star, Luxurious, downtown location, elegant rooms.
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars.
- Elegant rooms with feather beds.
- Stay for luxury in the heart of Atlanta, with upscale amenities & convenient downtown access.
4 Star, Charming B&B
- 4 Star, Historic, gourmet breakfast, cozy atmosphere.
- Close to the gay district.
- Flat-screen TV, iPod station.
- Ideal for a charming, intimate experience with gourmet breakfast & historic ambiance.
4 Star, Great Value
- 4 Star, Boutique hotel, rooftop bar, city views.
- A short walk to the gay bars.
- Spacious rooms, 37-inch TV.
- Offers great value with a stylish rooftop bar & modern rooms in a vibrant neighborhood.
The Glenn Hotel
3 Star, Great Location
- 3 Star, Modern, city skyline views, rooftop lounge.
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars.
- Spacious rooms, iPod docking.
- Perfect for experiencing Atlanta’s skyline from a rooftop lounge, with modern amenities, central location.
Video Of the Atlanta Christmas Market
A taste of what to expect at the market.
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Atlanta
Atlanta has a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ+ community, and it’s often considered one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly cities in the United States. The city was home to some early LGBTQ+ activist organizations, and it played a significant part in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Midtown | The heart of the city’s gay community
- Midtown Atlanta is often considered the heart of the city’s gay community.
- It’s home to many gay bars, clubs, and businesses, including the famous Atlanta Pride Festival.
- The intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue is often referred to as the epicenter of gay life in Atlanta.
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This eclectic neighborhood is known for its welcoming atmosphere & diverse community. Home to several gay-friendly bars, restaurants, & shops.
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