Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/22
Featuring Holiday Fun Including the German Christkindl Market, a Performance from Atlanta Ballet 2, a new Holiday in Technicolor Event Series, Festive Pop-Ups & More
Buckhead Village is decking the halls this holiday season with an abundance of new and returning holiday activities, inviting guests to reunite with annual favorites like The German American Cultural Foundation’s German Christkindl Market & a performance from the Atlanta Ballet 2 and explore a variety of exciting offerings like a new Holidays in Technicolor event series, festive pop-ups and more.
The property will celebrate the merriest time of year as it transforms into an abstract winter wonderland decked with sparkling globes, illuminated trees and fresh eucalyptus garland. Dashing happenings will abound all season long, including:
Signature Property Events:
- Fri., Nov. 25 through Sat., Dec. 24, open Fri-Sun from 11:30am-9pm and Mon-Thurs from 3-8:30pm – German Christkindl Market
Join Buckhead Village in toasting the season with German Glühwein – also known as mulled wine – hot chocolate or cider, and discover delicious traditional German treats like pretzels, schnitzel, brats and more. Shop items like ornaments from Kaethe Wohlfahrt – one of Germany’s best known Christmas ornament shops – wooden toys, jewelry, clay and hardwood pipes, German handcrafts, and bath and body items, among much more.
Open to the public from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24, the market will be located on the corner of East Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road (290 East Paces Ferry Road NE & Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) and feature over 50 vendors offering seasonal food and beverage and delightful dazzles to shop & discover. Visitors can celebrate on the weekends with live music and entertainment.
- Sat., Nov. 26, 6pm – Atlanta Ballet 2 Performance
Buckhead Village will transform into a music- and dance-inspired holiday nirvana, inviting the community to enjoy magical performances by the Atlanta Ballet 2, presenting selections from classics like The Nutcracker and Snow White plus other contemporary works. Selected by audition from all over the world, Atlanta Ballet 2 represents the highest level of training in the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.
Cozy up alongside fire pits in the open-air space across from Le Bilboquet to enjoy the performances. Performances will be free and open to the public – no tickets required.
Prefer to spectate with a cocktail in hand? Guests can also reserve a special dining experience at Le Bilboquet’s outdoor patio to enjoy the performances. Reservations are available on OpenTable & will require a $95 per person minimum spend on food & beverage.
- Saturdays beginning Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Dec. 17, noon-6pm – Holidays in Technicolor Event Series
Create new traditions with Buckhead Village’s Holidays in Technicolor event series, set to transform The Veranda into a whimsical Christmas Tree-scape with the help of renowned and decorated florist Canaan Marshall of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom.” One of the city’s most anticipated photo ops of the season, the technicolor wonderland will don an array of traditional flocked Christmas trees mixed with contemporary painted trees adorned with cozy lighting, unique jewel-tones, dramatic ornaments and bows, lifesize ornaments throughout the space, a dusting of snow throughout The Veranda and other colorful, themed accents.
The series will also kick off with the unveiling of a new mural by Hvass&Hannibal, a Copenhagen design studio, that will debut the artist’s signature style along with a rich color scheme that seamlessly blends with the jewel toned hues from Marshall’s enchanted wonderland.
Stop by to experience a revolving door of family-friendly activities and crafts like ornament and cookie decorating, appearances throughout the day from Stylish Santa, Lilac Wine, Tinsletone Carolers and snowglobe ballerinas, plus restaurant specials and in-store events from shops around the property. Seasonal treats from Saint Germain Bakery, Georgetown Cupcakes, Bella Cucina, Shake Shack and The Southern Gentleman will be available with donation to the Atlanta Ballet.
Additional Events, Workshops & Happenings:
- Thurs.-Sun. beginning Thurs., Nov. 17 through Sun., Dec 18, 11am-5pm – Girl Gang x Buckhead Village Members Mart Pop-Up
Looking to shop small and support local this holiday season? Stop into The Girl Gang Members Mart, a pop-up market spotlighting female-owned, local businesses offering a one-stop-shop for one of a kind jewelry, art, clothing, candles, home decor and other holiday-inspired gifts. Vendors will rotate weekly.
- Sat., Dec. 3, 10:30am-12:30pm – Le Jardin Français Holiday Wreath Making Workshop in The Veranda
Next up in Buckhead Village’s Curated Series, a series of bespoke workshops for the creative and curious, is a wreath-making workshop with Le Jardin Français. Under the impeccable direction of floral extraordinaire Marie-Laure Coste-Dujols, attendees will embark on a journey to master the art of French floral design and create inspired holiday wreaths using the season’s best materials. Tickets are available for $325 and can be purchased here.
- Sat., Dec 3, noon-3pm – Livable Buckhead Community Tree Decorating Event
Hosted on Buckhead Avenue, Buckhead Village has partnered with Livable Buckhead to kick off a community tree decorating event set to transform Buckhead Village’s streets into a forest of fully-decorated Christmas trees that will remain on display throughout the weekend before they are donated to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation to spread this season’s holiday cheer. The event will take place from noon to 3pm, alongside festivities from the day’s Holidays in Technicolor event that will continue until 6pm. Buckhead Avenue will be closed on Sat., Dec. 3 for this event.
In addition to donning this season’s pines with festive lights, cards and fire truck ornaments, attendees can enjoy s’mores by the fire pits, festive blooms from Gussied Up Flower Truck, kid-friendly ornament decorating stations, live street art from Atlanta-based chalk muralist Jessi Queen, a vintage photo booth from Atlanta Photo Camper and holiday performances by Xiamara (noon-2pm), Tinsletone Carolers (2-6pm), Tune Union (3-6pm) and Stylish Santa (noon-4pm). Seasonal treats including hot chocolate from Saint Germain Bakery and bites from Georgetown Cupcakes will be available with donation to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation.
For those who are not able to attend but would like to support City of Atlanta firefighters, please visit www.atlfrf.org.
- Sat., Dec. 24, 7-9:30pm – Menorah Lighting Event with Chabad Buckhead
Join Chabad Buckhead for a celebratory, family-friendly menorah lighting outside of The Veranda from 7 to 9:30pm, followed by a ticketed (21 and up) after party that will kick-off at 10pm and go until midnight. For more information, visit the official website.
- All season long – Fire Pits
Buckhead Village encourages guests to stop by and cozy up by the fire pits next to The Veranda all season long. There will also be s’mores served throughout the Holiday in Technicolor activations each Saturday for visitors and shoppers to enjoy!