ATLANTA, Ga. — For those looking for a Christmas adventure, the Georgia Christmas markets are the place to go.
Inspired by European tradition, Christmas markets have begun 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 holiday gifts without traveling abroad.
Trips to Discover searched across the country for the best Christmas markets. It named three towns in Georgia with the best Christmas market out of 15 cities in America.
1. Christkindlmarkt Alpine – Helen, Georgia
Inspired by the villages of Germany, the Alpine town of Helen takes visitors on a journey through the Bavarian-style downtown with shops and restaurants.
The Christkindlmarkt Alpine has an outdoor festival admist all the shops to celebrate the holidays.
Dates: Nov. 26th to Nov. 27th and Dec. 3th to 4th.
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2. Atlanta Christkindl Market - Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Christkindl Market will take visitors on a trip to a traditional German market in the state’s largest city.
Held in the Buckhead Village District, visitors can enjoy authentic german food in this festive atmosphere, such as taste currywurst and bratwurst.
Vendors sell crafts and other items in the market, such as hand-carved wooden toys and colorful ornaments.
Dates: Nov. 25th to Dec. 24th
3. Savannah Christmas Market - Savannah, Georgia
The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside hosts 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 and allows visitors to stroll along the water through the European-style Christmas market.
Dates: Nov. 25th to Jan. 2nd
The other Christmas markets in America that made a list are:
- Christkindlmarket - Chicago, Illinois
- The Great Dickens Christmas Fair - San Francisco, California
- Christkindlmarkt - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Union Square Holiday Market - New York City, New York
- Texas Christkindl Market - Arlington, Texas
- Downtown Holiday Market - Washington, D.C.
- Old World Christmas Market - Elkhart, Wisconsin
- Georgetown Christmas Market - Georgetown, Colorado
- Christmas Village - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Christkindlmarkt - Leavenworth, Washington
- Denver Christkindlemarket - Denver, Colorado
- Germania Society Christkindlmarkt - Cincinnati, Ohio
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