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Christmas markets in Germany and Latin America will kick off the holiday season

Two local Christmas markets are betting that right after the buzz of Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time for Atlantic residents to start their holiday shopping with a globally connected experience.

The Christkindl Market in Atlantawhich, after six years in town, aims to become a bona fide tradition, kicks off again this Friday in the Buckhead Village shopping district.

A traditional German Christmas market that includes booths similar to those that gather in town squares every winter Germanylanded in this spot for the second year in a row after returning from a pandemic hiatus in 2020.

The event started with a modest 12 booths at Atlantic Station in 2016 and then moved to Olympic Park of the century before going to Buckhead Village last year.

Along the way, the number of stalls has increased to more than 60, offering German (and some international) cuisine, as well as traditional ornaments, toys and handicrafts, gifts and much more. More than 50 vendors have signed up for this year’s edition, and Santa Claus is scheduled to take photos throughout the weekend. The event usually includes performances by cultural groups and choirs from across the Southeast.

The dignitaries will also visit the market, which is a link between the city’s German community during the winter months and helps raise funds for German-American Cultural Foundationwhich supports German language and cultural programs at the local level throughout the year.

Although the market opens on Friday, the “grand opening” will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 12:30 p.m. Melanie MoltmanGerman Consul General in Atlanta.

The venue, a converted parking lot sandwiched between Peachtree and East Pace Ferry roads, can be found by searching 290 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Parking is available on nearby decks in Buckhead Village. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.org or visit the Facebook page.

Christmas Currency: “Santa’s Reserve Bank” vouchers cost $7.50 and are accepted by all merchants in the market. These can be purchased as gifts for friends and family, offering them an unparalleled experience while helping the GAC Foundation raise funds.

Latin American Association’s Second Annual Christmas Fair

Weeks after launching a permanent German market, the Latin American Association will hold its second annual one-day Christmas market, which aims to raise funds for the organization and benefit Latin American entrepreneurs in the metro area.

The Dec. 10 event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features handmade jewelry, traditional Latin American headdresses, accessories, desserts, jewelry and more, made or purchased by some of the more than 70 local women participating in Juntas advance Advancing Together Program. In addition to 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 rewarding way for people to shop for the holidays, purchase unique gifts, and support local Latinos who are creating promising businesses.”

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Latin American Association Information Center in Atlanta at 2750 Buford Highway.

Learn more and register as a vendor or contributor here.

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Christmas markets in Germany and Latin America will kick off the holiday season

Two local Christmas markets are betting that right after the buzz of Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time for Atlantic residents to start their holiday shopping with a globally connected experience.

The Christkindl Market in Atlantawhich, after six years in town, aims to become a bona fide tradition, kicks off again this Friday in the Buckhead Village shopping district.

A traditional German Christmas market that includes booths similar to those that gather in town squares every winter Germanylanded in this spot for the second year in a row after returning from a pandemic hiatus in 2020.

The event started with a modest 12 booths at Atlantic Station in 2016 and then moved to Olympic Park of the century before going to Buckhead Village last year.

Along the way, the number of stalls has increased to more than 60, offering German (and some international) cuisine, as well as traditional ornaments, toys and handicrafts, gifts and much more. More than 50 vendors have signed up for this year’s edition, and Santa Claus is scheduled to take photos throughout the weekend. The event usually includes performances by cultural groups and choirs from across the Southeast.

The dignitaries will also visit the market, which is a link between the city’s German community during the winter months and helps raise funds for German-American Cultural Foundationwhich supports German language and cultural programs at the local level throughout the year.

Although the market opens on Friday, the “grand opening” will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 12:30 p.m. Melanie MoltmanGerman Consul General in Atlanta.

The venue, a converted parking lot sandwiched between Peachtree and East Pace Ferry roads, can be found by searching 290 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Parking is available on nearby decks in Buckhead Village. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.org or visit the Facebook page.

Christmas Currency: “Santa’s Reserve Bank” vouchers cost $7.50 and are accepted by all merchants in the market. These can be purchased as gifts for friends and family, offering them an unparalleled experience while helping the GAC Foundation raise funds.

Latin American Association’s Second Annual Christmas Fair

Weeks after launching a permanent German market, the Latin American Association will hold its second annual one-day Christmas market, which aims to raise funds for the organization and benefit Latin American entrepreneurs in the metro area.

The Dec. 10 event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features handmade jewelry, traditional Latin American headdresses, accessories, desserts, jewelry and more, made or purchased by some of the more than 70 local women participating in Juntas advance Advancing Together Program. In addition to 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 rewarding way for people to shop for the holidays, purchase unique gifts, and support local Latinos who are creating promising businesses.”

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Latin American Association Information Center in Atlanta at 2750 Buford Highway.

Learn more and register as a vendor or contributor here.

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