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8 can’t-miss holiday markets all around Atlanta, mapped

Where to find unique gifts and support local artisans along the way 

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually hog the accolades for helping holiday shoppers complete their shopping lists. However, some of the best gifts available in Atlanta aren’t found at the big-box stores or online. Instead, they line tables, shelves, and hanging displays at the city’s annual holiday markets.

From artwork to jewelry to stationery to children’s toys and much more, these holiday standbys overflow with handcrafted wares sure to please every family member and friend on your list.

Plus, not only do you score unique and memorable gifts, you support local artisans. Now that’s a holiday win-win.

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1. Atlanta Christkindl Market 

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265 Park Ave W NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-4412
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Taking place in Centennial Olympic Park, the Atlanta Christkindl Market welcomes attendees to come and enjoy a traditional German Christkindl market complete with authentic German food and beverages in addition to shopping among a wide selection of German, Austrian, and Swiss products. 

Free and open to the public, the Atlanta Christkindl Market begins Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m. with a grand opening at 6 p.m. Other than Thanksgiving Day, the market is open daily through December 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Market hours on December 24 are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2. 2019 Holiday Shopping Spectacular

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285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-4000
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Returning November 23 and 24 to the Georgia World Congress Center, the 15th annual Holiday Shopping Spectacular features the works of more than 200 crafters, artists, makers, and vintage sellers from around the country. In addition, expect a special area devoted to locally produced food products curated by Georgia Grown. 

Hosted by the Indie Craft Experience, the two-day event is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 250 attendees for each day will receive free swag bags. Admission is $5 cash per person; kids age 12 and younger are free.

3. Holiday Artists Market

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4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 394-4019
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Now open through December 23, the 26th annual Holiday Artists Market at The Spruill Gallery in Dunwoody features more than 40 local artists showcasing such products as ceramics, glass, jewelry, bath and body, holiday ornaments, and more. 

This free event is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The market will be closed Thanksgiving Day.  

4. Holiday Artisan Market at the High

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1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400
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On November 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the High Museum of Art invites you to meet local artisans and shop for handmade gifts during its Holiday Artisan Market. This annual event brings together 20 local artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs specializing in jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. 

Attending the Holiday Artisan Market is free with museum admission, which is $14.50 for all visitors age 6 and older. Children 5 and younger are free.

5. Holiday Market

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980 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-5338
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A holiday tradition for more than 40 years, the Holiday Market at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is part of the 2019 Christmas at Callanwolde schedule of events. From November 29 through December 7, it actually takes place alongside the Designer Show House, wherein visitors can tour the 27,000-square-foot mansion as well as shop for unique gifts for family and friends. 

General admission tickets are $10 each, with the option to add a guided tour for an additional $10. Check the website for exact hours and tickets. 

6. Merry Market

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136 S Main St
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-5457
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Now through December 21, find the perfect gift from more than 100 stocking stuffers and more during the Merry Market at Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. Apparel, jewelry, home decor, and local food products are just the beginning of what you’ll find. 

The market is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7. Holiday Artists Market

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2744 Peachtreet St NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 365-1105
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Held at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, the Holiday Artists Market at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market will include more than 25 local artists in addition to the farmers market’s regular vendors. Shop for beautiful handmade gifts, and grab your favorite farmers market finds at the same time. 

The Holiday Artists Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 30 and December 14. Free and open to the public, the event also is dog-friendly. 

A sample of products available at the holiday market. Peachtree Road Farmers Market

8. Christmas Market

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130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
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Taking place during Candlelight Nights at the Atlanta History Center, the Christmas Market brings together local artisans and craftsmen showcasing one-of-a-kind gifts. Stained glass, handmade baskets, folk pottery, jewelry, and other items made by Clarkston refugee women and African female artists are just a few of the great finds. 

The market will be open December 13 and 20 during Candlelight Nights. Admission is included with regular Candlelight Nights admission, which is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and $10 for children. 

Artist standing next to her artwork. Courtesy Rachel Campbell/Atlanta History Center

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1. Atlanta Christkindl Market 

265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Taking place in Centennial Olympic Park, the Atlanta Christkindl Market welcomes attendees to come and enjoy a traditional German Christkindl market complete with authentic German food and beverages in addition to shopping among a wide selection of German, Austrian, and Swiss products. 

Free and open to the public, the Atlanta Christkindl Market begins Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m. with a grand opening at 6 p.m. Other than Thanksgiving Day, the market is open daily through December 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Market hours on December 24 are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

265 Park Ave W NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

2. 2019 Holiday Shopping Spectacular

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Returning November 23 and 24 to the Georgia World Congress Center, the 15th annual Holiday Shopping Spectacular features the works of more than 200 crafters, artists, makers, and vintage sellers from around the country. In addition, expect a special area devoted to locally produced food products curated by Georgia Grown. 

Hosted by the Indie Craft Experience, the two-day event is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 250 attendees for each day will receive free swag bags. Admission is $5 cash per person; kids age 12 and younger are free.

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

3. Holiday Artists Market

4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Now open through December 23, the 26th annual Holiday Artists Market at The Spruill Gallery in Dunwoody features more than 40 local artists showcasing such products as ceramics, glass, jewelry, bath and body, holiday ornaments, and more. 

This free event is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The market will be closed Thanksgiving Day.  

4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

4. Holiday Artisan Market at the High

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

On November 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the High Museum of Art invites you to meet local artisans and shop for handmade gifts during its Holiday Artisan Market. This annual event brings together 20 local artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs specializing in jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. 

Attending the Holiday Artisan Market is free with museum admission, which is $14.50 for all visitors age 6 and older. Children 5 and younger are free.

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Holiday Market

980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

A holiday tradition for more than 40 years, the Holiday Market at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is part of the 2019 Christmas at Callanwolde schedule of events. From November 29 through December 7, it actually takes place alongside the Designer Show House, wherein visitors can tour the 27,000-square-foot mansion as well as shop for unique gifts for family and friends. 

General admission tickets are $10 each, with the option to add a guided tour for an additional $10. Check the website for exact hours and tickets. 

980 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

6. Merry Market

136 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Now through December 21, find the perfect gift from more than 100 stocking stuffers and more during the Merry Market at Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. Apparel, jewelry, home decor, and local food products are just the beginning of what you’ll find. 

The market is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

136 S Main St
Jonesboro, GA 30236

7. Holiday Artists Market

2744 Peachtreet St NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
A sample of products available at the holiday market. Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Held at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, the Holiday Artists Market at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market will include more than 25 local artists in addition to the farmers market’s regular vendors. Shop for beautiful handmade gifts, and grab your favorite farmers market finds at the same time. 

The Holiday Artists Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 30 and December 14. Free and open to the public, the event also is dog-friendly. 

2744 Peachtreet St NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. Christmas Market

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Artist standing next to her artwork. Courtesy Rachel Campbell/Atlanta History Center

Taking place during Candlelight Nights at the Atlanta History Center, the Christmas Market brings together local artisans and craftsmen showcasing one-of-a-kind gifts. Stained glass, handmade baskets, folk pottery, jewelry, and other items made by Clarkston refugee women and African female artists are just a few of the great finds. 

The market will be open December 13 and 20 during Candlelight Nights. Admission is included with regular Candlelight Nights admission, which is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and $10 for children. 

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305