ATLANTA, Georgia – For those looking for a holiday adventure, Georgia’s Christmas markets are the place to be.
Inspired by European tradition, Christmas markets have started to have their roots in the United States.
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According to Trips to Discover, exploring these markets is a fun way to celebrate the season and stock up on Christmas gifts without traveling abroad.
Trips to Discover searched the country for the best Christmas markets. It named three Georgia cities with the best Christmas markets out of 15 cities in America.
1. Alpine Christmas Market – Helen, Georgia
Inspired by the villages of Germany, the Alpine town of Helen takes visitors on a journey through downtown Bavaria with its shops and restaurants.
The Christkindlmarkt Alpine has an outdoor festival that manages all the shops to celebrate the holidays.
Dates: Nov 26 – Nov 27 and Dec 3 – 4
2. Atlanta Christkindl Market – Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Christkindl Market takes visitors on a journey to a traditional German market in the state’s largest city.
In the Buckhead Village District, visitors can enjoy authentic German food in this festive atmosphere, such as B. try currywurst and bratwurst.
Vendors sell handicrafts and other items at the market, such as hand-carved wooden toys and colorful ornaments.
Dates: Nov 25 to Dec 24
3. Savannah Christmas Market – Savannah, Georgia
The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside features a traditional tree lighting ceremony and other fun live music events, children’s activities and photos with Santa.
The traditional Salzburg Christmas market also hosts the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights, allowing visitors to stroll along the water through the European-style Christmas market.
Dates: November 25th to January 2nd
The other Christmas markets in America that made a list are:
- Christmas Market – Chicago, Illinois
- The Great Dickens Christmas Market – San Francisco, California
- Christmas Market – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Union Square Holiday Market – New York City, New York
- Texas Christmas Market – Arlington, Texas
- Downtown Holiday Market – Washington, DC
- Old World Christmas Market – Elkhart, Wisconsin
- Georgetown Christmas Market – Georgetown, Colorado
- Christmas Village – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Christmas Market – Leavenworth, Washington
- Denver Christmas Market – Denver, Colorado
- Germania Society Christkindlmarkt – Cincinnati, Ohio
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