The holiday season is already in full swing in Atlanta.
This November, Mall of Georgia will be decked out in Christmas decor, and nutcrackers will be sold to the masses at The Atlanta Christkindl Market.
We’ve compiled a list of local tree lightings and holiday markets that will get you into the holiday spirit.
When: Nov. 17, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta
For free, see Atlantic Station sparkling with holiday lights and Christmas cheer. A Christmas tree will be lighted, fireworks will blast and Skate the Station will be opened up to the public. See the schedule for what all is slated to happen online.
When: Nov. 17, from 3 to 10 p.m.
Where: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, Georgia
The young and the young at heart will plenty of things to enjoy at this tree lighting. A face painter and balloon artist will be in the event space, as well as a movie showing of “The Santa Clause” Watch the 50-foot tree get lighted around 6:30 p.m.
When: Nov. 17 to 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
Where: Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta
Vintage and craft sellers will have their goods on display at the 14th annual ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular. There will be plenty of items available for purchase since there are more than 170 vendors on site. All you have to do is pay $5 cash at the door, and kids 12 and under get in free.
When: Nov. 23, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Northcrest Swim and Tennis Club, 3524 Bowling Green Way, Atlanta
At this free event, attendees get to take their pick of what local artists and artisans are selling. The items will range from sculptures to jewelry. Food will be on sale onsite and free s’mores will be warming up around the fire.
When: Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, times vary for each day
Where: Tower Street NW at Atlantic Station
This free market located in Atlantic Station has the purpose of will be showcasing German culture since it is sponsored by non-profit German American Cultural Foundation, according to The Atlanta Christkindl Market website. Items, ranging from nutcrackers to German incense smokers, will be on sale. Potato pancakes, gingerbread and chocolates are a few of the food options at the event.
When: Nov. 24 and Dec. 15, at 9 a.m.
Where: Peachtree Road Farmers Market, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta
The farmers market is transforming itself into a holiday artists market for two days in November and December. Handmade goodies will be sold in the indoor market.
When: Nov. 30, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Avenue, SE, Atlanta
Santa will make an appearance for free photos at this tree lighting celebration. Acapella group The Graduates will also be singing tunes during this event. To top the night off, “The Polar Express” will be shown on the Plaza screen.