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The holiday season can be a hectic time of year for many, and when you’re running around trying to buy presents for everyone on your list, carving out the time to experience all the fun events might not be at the forefront of your mind. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few holiday events in the Atlanta area that are a little closer to home. Read on to find out how you can join in on all the winter festivities.

1. Atlanta Christkindl Market

November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Minutes away from Empire Buckley, the Atlanta Christkindl Market in Buckhead is the biggest celebration of its kind. Jump into a Bavarian-style wonderland, where you’ll be able to experience the old-fashioned wooden chalets and shop from over 80 local vendors. Enjoy authentic German food and drinks like schnitzel, bratwurst, spiced cider and so much more. This event is free to attend, so don’t hesitate to bring as many friends and family members as you’d like.

2. Winter Wonderland: Taste of the Diaspora

December 26, 2021

Experience flavors from all over the world at Winter Winter Wonderland: Taste of the Diaspora. Here, you’ll be able to indulge in traditional dishes from all over the African Diaspora, such as Ghana, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa and the Caribbean Islands. You’ll also find some classic holiday treats as well, like hot chocolate and spiced hot apple cider. Don’t forget to check out their vegan s’mores station to satisfy your sweet tooth.

3. Wreath Building Workshop

December 19, 2021

When it comes to holiday décor, why not take the DIY route to add that personal touch? The Bridge Boutique is offering a wreath building workshop, where you’ll be guided by an instructor to create a wreath you’ll be able to use for years to come. While it would be a beautifully eye-catching piece to display in your home, wreaths are also great items to gift family and friends. This is a ticketed event, so be sure to snag your spots as soon as possible. 

4. Winterland

November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Step into this interactive holiday-themed exhibit, where you’ll be absolutely immersed in the sights and sounds of a magical winter village. Witness several forest creatures as they run around and roam the Illuminarium landscape, and catch a glimpse of the bright and colorful Northern Lights. 

5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Puppet Show

November 10, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Enjoy a classic childhood favorite this holiday season by taking a trip to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer live and in-person. The Center for Puppetry Arts will be reviving this classic tale using the original puppets from the 1964 production — a rare spectacle you wont want to miss.

Still on the prowl for more places to visit around town? Stop by these local shops we can’t get enough of.


Images courtesy of; Atlanta Parent (Atlanta Chriskindl Market); Woman’s Day (Winter Wonderland: Taste of the Diaspora); Illuminarium (Winterland); Atlanta Parent (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 


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