Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/17
Featuring ICE Pop Up Shop, Holiday Shopping Spectacular, Shopping Happy Hours
and Holiday Market
ICE Pop Up Shop
Since 2005, ICE has become known for its curated markets and pop-up shops celebrating local, regional and national independent artists, printmakers, jewelry makers, artisans, crafters, makers and more. Purveyors Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson kick off the start of the holiday season with a special Pop-Up Shop that will once again transform ICE headquarters in Candler Park (1390 McLendon Ave. NE) into a boutique featuring handcrafted gifts made by the best local and national artists, crafters, and more. Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to explore the ICE Pop-Up Shop through Saturday, December 23, 2017. For more information on the ICE Pop Up Shop, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/pop-up-shop/.
The 13th Annual ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular
Always a favorite, the craft innovators behind the Indie Craft Experience (ICE), are also excited to host the 13th annual ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular. Set for Saturday, November 18, 2017 and Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular will take place at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (65 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30334). This two-day event features over 165 unique craft and vintage vendors, local food options, and a live music performance by DJ Zano. Attendees can also take advantage of a special Georgia Grown section in the garden, kids crafts with Treehouse Kid and Craft, and the Tiny Doors ATL tiny tree lot. The first 250 attendees will receive complimentary swag bags. Entry is $5 cash at the door and kids 12 and under are free. For more information on the ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/holiday-shopping-spectacular/.
Weekly Shopping Happy Hours at the Margaret Mitchell House
In addition to the traditional ICE holiday markets, founders Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson have welcomed a new slew events to the roster. A series of three evening craft markets leading up to the holidays, ICE is now hosting special holiday Shopping Happy Hours every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginning November 30 to Decemeber 14, 2017, each evening will feature 25 vendors showcasing an amazing selection of craft, art and vintage offerings at the Atlanta History Center’s lovely Midtown campus, otherwise known as the Margaret Mitchell House (979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309). In an intimate setting, guests can sip and shop with access to a cash bar, and will have the opportunity to tour the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. With no monetary cost to enter, ICE strives to give back this holiday season. Entry to the Shopping Happy Hour experience is two non-perishable food items, which will be donated to a local non-profit organization. For more information on the Holiday Happy Hours, visit http://www.ice-atlanta.com/about-holiday-shopping-happy-hour/.
ICE Holiday Market
Finally, ICE will close out the 2017 season with the Holiday Market on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yaarab Temple (400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). An ideal spot for shoppers to pick up last minute gifts, patrons can shop ‘til they drop at the one-day event featuring an array of handcrafted and vintage options from more than 50 vendors, local food vendors and music by DJ Zano. The first 100 attendees will receive complimentary swag bags. Entry is $5 cash at the door and kids 12 and under are free.