There’s no need for a plane ticket for a bit of authentic European fun. The Roswell Christkindlmarket is Georgia’s latest holiday market that’ll put you in the holiday spirit. Wooden booths house local artisan vendors, Christmas music plays and there’s even special events for the little ones. Here’s everything you need to know about the Roswell Christkindlmarket at Bulloch Hall.
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What Is The Roswell Christkindlmarket?
Authentic German holiday markets are famous in Europe. They’re known for artisan crafts made by local vendors, live music, drinks and sweets. That’s everything you can find in the Roswell Christkindlmarket and more. Admission is free.
The Roswell market is located on the grounds of Bulloch Hall, which is one of the historic homes that the city is known for. President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, Martha, grew up in Bulloch Hall. The home is open for self-guided tours, so guests can visit the Roswell Christkindlemarket and the historic home. I love that you can do both!
Wooden booths are grouped together with local vendors selling items. Find holiday decor, gifts, ornaments and even soaps at the market. Roswell brought in the famous Käthe-Wohlfahrt Gift Shop straight from Bavaria. Find items from this world-famous Christmas store in Roswell, Georgia.
Food & Drink Offerings At The Roswell Christkindlmarket
If you go for no other reason, there are such great food items at the market. Find tamales, German donuts (fastnachts), gluhwein, chimney cakes, pretzels, spiced nuts and beer. It’s all casual walk-up food service, but there are plenty of options for sweet and savory.
There’s also a bar and biergarten for adults to enjoy. A roaring fire is located near the bar area and it’s the perfect place to gather around and warm up. S’more kits are available for $6 each. Covered areas have picnic tables with plenty of seating for guests to sit and eat.
Drink prices range from $8 for craft, domestic beers and wine. Gluhwein is $11 a glass. Baileys and Bourbon shots are $8 for 1.5oz pours or $15 for 4oz pours. Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider are the non-alcoholic bar options, along with bottled soda.
I do recommend bringing your own bottle of water. It’ll save you a few bucks so you can enjoy more chimney cake instead! Baby wipes also came in handy after noshing on sticky sweets.
Attractions For Kids & Santa Photos
There’s an adorable train ride available for kids at the market. It’s $3 per person to ride or $10 for 4 people. Santa is also at the market, but available at select times. The line for Santa isn’t too bad and it’s a cute photo backdrop. Check the event hours for Santa photo availability. Reservations are not required for Santa.
Kids also love walking around the market. There are plenty of lights and inflatables to enjoy if you attend in the evening. The Käthe-Wohlfahrt Gift Shop allows kids, but it’s a “hands in pocket” type of store. Everything else is very kid-friendly.
Tips For Visiting The Market
- Be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile, as there are more parking spots off of Mimosa Blvd and Atlanta Street, than at Bulloch Hall. Guests should be cautious of no-parking zones that are located near Bulloch Hall.
- Bring a stroller with suspension for areas that are not paved.
- Dogs are allowed at the Roswell Christkindlemarket on a leash.
- Wear layers for cold weather and bring a bottle of water.
- Card is accepted but cash prices were slightly less for certain items.
- Check the hours at Bulloch Hall and plan to visit the historic home and the market on the same trip.
Roswell Christkindlmarket Hours
The market is open daily from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.
Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Christmas Eve 12:30 pm – 6pm
Market Location: 180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell, GA 30075
Santa Hours at The Market (no reservations necessary):
Friday 4 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 7 pm – 7 pm