We always look forward to Holiday Markets in Athens, Georgia. The cheer in the air, bows on boxes, and all those makers showing off their amazing talents! Local Athens holiday markets are the perfect opportunity to find truly personal gift ideas. After all, you'll find many of Athens' talented artists all in one place! You'll also be supporting local artists and makers, while being able to browse outdoors, enjoy a festive atmosphere, AND avoid shipping costs and worries of delays. The spirit of giving is alive and well in Athens this holiday season. Check out these Athens holiday markets to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
What about gifts of time and togetherness, you say? We can't think of a better day, or weekend, with your partner, mom, sisters or friends that enjoying time together at an Athens holiday market. We know many who have made a tradition of heading to holiday markets together to pick out gifts for Christmas.
Holiday & Christmas Market Roundup
Here is a roundup of some of the best Athens Holiday Markets. Get inspired, get out of the house, and get ready to meet these talented Athens artists and makers!
Beechwood Holiday Market
In its second year, Beechwood Holiday Market is fun for all ages, including a hay rides, fire pits to roast smores and a live ornament and craft station. There will also be a holiday village complete with seasonal food fare, shopping, holiday vendors and Santa’s post office. Visit the market on November 25, December 2 and December 9 from 6-9pm.
West Broad Farmers Market Holiday Market
Help us celebrate the winter holidays and round off the 2022 market season at the annual Holiday Market and Craft Fair! Come on December 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the West Broad Farmers Market and Garden for music, kids’ holiday crafts, local artisans, craft makers, culinary enthusiasts, and local farmers and growers. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your loved ones this holiday season. Vendor applications are still being accepted for these events. Any artisans and crafters interested in participating in the market can email the Community Agriculture Director, Cameron Teeter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-765-4020.
November 26 & 27
Small Business Saturday Holiday Fair
Head to Athentic Brewing Co. to celebrate Small Business Saturday. You'll find locally-made gifts and of course can enjoy delicious craft beer while you are browsing. Be sure to support local small businesses this holiday season! The fair is Saturday, November 26.
December 3 & 4 Holiday Markets
Heirloom Holiday Market
This year's Heirloom Holiday Market will be their last, as their last day of service will be December 18th. So come on out and give Heirloom a warm farewell at their Holiday Market, which will be on December 3 and 4 from 10am to 2pm each day. Each day will have some variety in vendors, so come twice!
Southern Star Studio Holiday Pottery Sale
Southern Star's 7th annual Holiday Sale will be December 4th and 5th from 9a-4pm.
Holiday Market at Flicker Theatre and Bar
TO BE ANNOUNCED- Last year the Flicker Theatre Holiday Pop-Up Market at Flicker Theatre and Bar featured lots of vendors and lots of outdoor space on Dec 4 from 12-5 PM. Email Flicker.Theatre.email@example.com for more info & to register as a vendor. Follow the Flicker FB page for live updates day of!
Tiny ATH Gallery: Holi-LADDER-day MarketDec. 10 only
How to display art from 10 artists within the tiny gallery? Go vertical, of course! Thus, the Holi-LADDER-day Market at tiny ATH gallery was born. Ten different artists will participate each day, and the Market will run on Dec. 10 [Dec. 3 has been cancelled, but the market is still ON for Dec. 10.]
UGArden Herbs Holiday Market
It's that time of year! Head to 2510 S Milledge Ave for the UGArden Herbs Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am-2:00pm! Between the herbal teas, handmade spice blends, medicinal salves and super cute merch, you're sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
Holiday Market at Southern Brewing Company
Celebrate the season with local creatives, artists and makers at Southern Brewing Company's Holiday Market. The event runs 2-7pm on December 3 and 4, and it's kid and pet friendly, with free admission. Browse gifts and treats with one of Athens' best stouts in your hand.
December 8, 9, 10 & 11 Holiday Markets
Athens Holiday Market
The 2022 Holiday market is a TWO NIGHT event in the courtyard at the Big City Bread Cafe on Dec. 8 &9 from 5pm to 9pm, featuring local artists and craftspeople from around the region. Enjoy great food, live music under the stars and tons of handmade local and regional treasures to fill all your holiday shopping lists.
Indie South Fair: Holiday Hooray!
Indie South Fair's annual Holiday Hooray is one of Athens' largest holiday markets, and typically draws more than 100 vendors selling handmade products. There will be jewelry, paper goods, silk screened fabrics and tees, ceramics, hand printed cards, bath and body products, unique housewares, edgy fashions, locally made food stuffs, and quirky items for pets and children. This year the Holiday Hooray will be held at Bishop Park on Dec. 10 & 11.
Tiny ATH Gallery: Holi-LADDER-day Market
How to display art from 10 artists within the tiny gallery? Go vertical, of course! Thus, the Holi-LADDER-day Market at tiny ATH gallery was born. Ten different artists will participate each day, and the Market will run on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
Marmalade Pottery's 14th annual Holiday Sale
Marmalade Pottery's 14th annual Holiday Sale will be December 10th and 11th, 9a-4pm.
Other Local Athens Gift Ideas:
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Garden Shop
We love the gift shop at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, for its playful collection of all things botanical. You'll find holiday decor, kids games and crafts, lovely books and jewelry, and even local honey from hives at the Garden!
Athens Creatives Directory
Not sure where your favorite Athens artists may be displaying this holiday season? Check out the Athens Creative Directory! This resource is organized by the Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department and CREATE Athens (a division of Envision Athens).
For even more ideas and inspiration on holiday shopping in Athens, visit our Local Holiday Shopping page.