Gone are the days when Christmas-themed shops would pop up in Atlanta area malls offering any themed gift your heart could imagine. Now Atlanta is home to organized shopping experiences and pop-up shops that move into new locations just for the holiday season. Here are 10 worth a look.
American Girl pop-up shop
Perimeter Mall | Nov. 2- Dec. 31; 10 a.m.-9 p.m Monday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
American Girl has come to Perimeter Mall for a limited time. Shop its kiosk on the lower level of the mall, where you'll find a limited assortment of outfits and accessories. No dolls are sold at this location. For more details, visit www.perimetermall.com
Shops Around Lenox | Through Dec. 31
3400 Around Lenox Drive, Atlanta
Buy local -- and handmade -- this holiday season at Crafted Westside's pop-up store at Shops Around Lenox. To find the store, head to the space between Fab'rík and American Apparel. For more details, visit www.craftedwestside.com.
Waiting on Martha
Shops Around Lenox | Through Dec. 31, 2015
3400 Around Lenox Drive, Atlanta
Shop the company's mix of upscale brands from local and international vendors, including its collection of home, entertaining, paper, men's, women's and children's items. For more details, visit www.shopwaitingonmartha.com.
Indie Craft Experience pop-up shop
Indie Craft Experience headquarters | Nov. 12-Dec. 23
1390 McClendon Ave., Atlanta
Shop goods from more than 70 artisans from around the country all in one neighborhood shop. For more details, visit www.ice-atlanta.com.
Arts Clayton County | Nov. 7- Dec. 22; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
136 S. Main St., Jonesboro
Shop the Mistletoe Market, and you'll find Georgia-made and Georgia-grown products for those on your shopping list.
Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse | Nov. 20-Dec. 13; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday
1150 W. Garmon Road NW, Atlanta
Pop into the Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and before you leave visit the market hosted by Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts. Merchandise includes vintage and antique pieces, accessories, lighting, furniture, jewelry and handbags. Shopping is included with your admission ticket. For more details, visit www.atlantaholidayhome.com.
Pop-up holiday shopping events
Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular
Georgia Freight Depot | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 21-22
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta
Get ready, get set, shop local. More than 170 craft and vintage vendors will be inside the Georgia Freight Depot while DJ Zano lifts spirits with music. The first 250 attendees receive a free swag bag. It's $5 cash at the door, with kids 12 and under receiving free admission. For more details, visit www.ice-atlanta.com.
Tinsel & Twine
Westside Provisions District | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12
1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta
Head to the Seed Factory, where you can shop, get your picture taken with Santa, and enjoy a s'more and hot toddy from JCT Kitchen. Free to attend. For more details, visit www.westsideprovisions.com.
Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival
Chattahoochee Nature Center | 10 a.m. Dec. 5
9135 Willeo Road, Roswell
Shop from more than 40 artisans offering handmade, eco-friendly products during this one-day pop-up event. Free to attend. For more details, visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Root City Market holiday pop-up
The Stove Works | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 12
112 Krog St. NE, Atlanta
More than 45 makers will be on hand selling their wares as live music plays. Food vendors will sell delicious treats to sustain you through your shopping. $5 admission. For more details, visit www.rootcitymarket.com.
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