December’s Night Market is coming back, The Home Depot Backyard will be taken over by the smells, sounds and bright colors of a globally inspired market, featuring Atlanta?s top culinary talent, live music, and a colorful array of artisan vendors to kick off the holiday season.

These are photos from November’s Night Market. Lots of food, drinks and fun. Its was a good event. You know why I enjoy Night Market events, its because festival season dwindle down in the Fall and Winter…and this series gives you a little festival vibes. Its definitely a great experience even with the seasons changing and I am anticipating the holiday edition!

Night Market is delighted to welcome even more of Atlanta?s top chefs and one-of-a-kind artisan vendors for December.Night Market is creating  a festive twist this month and truly make it special for the holiday edition, making it a unique experience even for guests who have attended previously.

Master mixologists Tiffanie Barriere at November’s Night Market and specialty fall cocktail with Don Julio!

While sipping on holiday-inspired cocktails prepared by celebrated mixologists, Tiffanie Barriere and Kellie Thorn, guests will also be able to shop a unique selection of goods at the artisan market, curated by local favorite, Indie Craft Experience. Here they can spoil friends and family (or grab a little something for themselves) with unique finds from the market pop-up, all while supporting local businesses including Atlas Candle Co., Fox + Fern Botanicals, Paper & Piece, and more.

About The Chefs & Mixologists:

American Cut is changing the way we picture old school steakhouses and John Adamson is helping them do that. With dishes like Miyazaki Wagyu Strip and a 40 oz. Porterhouse, guests are sure to enjoy a steakhouse feel with a modern twist.

Brezza Cucina, celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman?s latest creation, is located in Ponce City Market and combines old Italian cuisine with new American and specifically, Californian influences. Executive Chef Andrew Cacioppo is delivering bold flavors with dishes like JW Chicken and Kale Salad and the famed Gnocchi.

Fox Bros Bar-B-Q opened on Dekalb Avenue in 2007 and has quickly become an Atlanta staple. Jonathan Fox and his brother, Justin Fox, were inspired by Texas style barbecue and southern spice and through this combination of influences have created their signature cuisine.

Hattie B?s has been a Nashville staple for years and finally, last year, Atlanta learned what hot chicken really is. John Lasater started in fine dining, but quickly discovered his passion and expertise lay in something simpler. Hattie B?s has a simplified menu, excellent ingredients and a lot of heart behind it.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare first opened in 2011 with the goal of redefining Asian street fare. Executive Chef Travis Collum is taking flavors inspired by those in Asia and making them approachable and modern.

Holmes, located in downtown Alpharetta, is known for bringing local and fresh ingredients to the table and making every experience a unique one. Chef Taylor Neary is serving eclectic dishes with seasonal ingredients like Cauliflower with Jalapeno Aioli and Crispy Octopus with Hot Honey.

Honeysuckle Gelato opened in 2011 as a food truck and quickly took off from there. Khatera Ballard, Wes Jones and Jackson Smith founded the ice cream shop as a passion project and now have locations in Ponce City Market and Optimist Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kyma has been a Buckhead staple since opening in 2001, known for its upscale Greek cuisine. Founded and Executive Chef Pano Karatassos prepares both contemporary and traditional Greek food with a large emphasis on high-quality seafood.

Shake Shack was founded on the idea of making a simple burger something spectacular. Now with 130 locations through the country, they are serving up burgers, chicken, frozen custard and more. Brian Higdon is managing the Atlanta locations and ensuring you only get the best when you visit.

The Spotted Trotter has been dubbed by Kevin Ouzts as ?new American charcuterie? where he takes the charcuterie we all know and love and amps it up. He is utilizing the ingredients and agriculture of the Southeast and creating something unique to this area. While their offerings are extensive, some of the top picks are the Black Pepper and Sorghum Smoked Pork Belly and the Andouille.

Sweet Auburn BBQ has been a labor of love for Howard Hsu and his sister, Anita Hsu. They started by winning Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook Offs, grew to a food truck to Sweet Auburn Market and finally, opened a full restaurant in Poncey-Highlands. Sweet Auburn BBQ is known for its traditional southern barbecue recipes with an Asian twist like Pimento Cheese Wontons or Coconut Lemongrass Ribs.

Wheelies Tiny Donuts is taking the nationwide donut craze to a whole new level. Michael Sloan has quickly made a name for his food truck in the community with the ?tiniest donuts on Earth.? With flavors like Vanilla Bean and Orange Almond, you should save room for dessert and then some.

Kellie Thorn, famed bartender and mixologist, joined forces with celebrity chef, Hugh Acheson, to open Empire State South in 2010. Through this, she developed an impressive and creative bar program eventually leading her to become Beverage Director of all of Chef Acheson?s restaurants.

Tiffanie Barriere, also known as The Drinking Coach, is a renowned mixologist and bartender. She landed on the Atlanta bar scene at One Flew South where she curated her craft for seven years before moving. She has been featured in New York TimesGarden & Gun and Atlanta Magazine.

Night Market at The Home Depot Backyard is sponsored by: Bulleit Bourbon, Captain Morgan, Don Julio Tequila and Creature Comforts Classic City Lager.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com/night-market.



Want to attend this event with a friend? All you have to do is comment below and say what is your favorite things about the holidays and who will you bring?

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  • I absolutely love the holidays! My favorite thing about the holidays is spending quality time with all of my loved ones. I would love to attend Night Market at the Home Depot Backyard, and I would bring one of my friends that I attended school with.

  • Tonii says:

    My favorite thing about the holidays is that it beings everyone out. During this time of the year, you see people you havent seen in 365 days!! Its time to celebrate and reunite! I would probably being one of the many I have not seen to get another day in for celebrations!! ✌

  • Tracy says:

    My favorite thing about the holidays is all the celebrations, including with so much great food, and incredible people. Would love to check out the Night Market with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while, to enjoy the holiday season festivities together!

  • Marquisia says:

    The holiday season is truly magical. From the sparkling lights to holiday cheer, you can feel a shift in energy during this special time. My absolute favorite thing about the holidays is the increase in acts of service to friends, family, and strangers – giving to others who are in need.

  • Marquisia says:

    I would bring my boyfriend who always puts other people first and is willing to go out of his way to help other people during tough times. He deserves it.

  • Monica says:

    Beautiful pictures! It looks like a really fun event!

  • What a cool place to go for the holidays! I love the look of that shrimp and the drink with the cranberries!

  • Ceci Rey says:

    This looks like a fantastic event! I wish I lived in the area…I would love to attend!

  • What good looking food and beverages. If I had a chance to go, I’d take my sister who loves events like this as much as I do. We are a few hours away from Atlanta but visit there as often as possible. Night Market sounds like the place to check out this year in Atlanta.

  • Alexia brewster says:

    Omg this always a goal to go here. I love this time of year and it is perfect for a new budding romance so my plus one will be definitely someone I can kiss just in case a mistletoe is present!!!! I love seeing people come together and nothing brings joy like food and drinks!

  • Susan1375 says:

    Love the food and meeting up with friends I haven’t seen in ages.

  • Seems like a nice place to go to for this holiday season. Would love to go there to celebrate with the people closest to me.

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