2022 Market Hours
NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
The Market is officially CLOSED for the 2022 season.
See you next year!
Special hours of operation on
Nov 23 (Wed): 11 am - 9 pm
Dec 3 (Sat): 11 am - 10 pm
Dec 10 (Sat): 11 am - 10 pm
Dec 19-22 (Mon-Thurs): 11 am - 9 pm
Dec 24 (Sat): 11 am - 4 pm
Dec 26-30 (Mon-Fri): 11 am - 9 pm

2024 Market Hours
NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 24
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Monday & Tuesday:
CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday:
4 - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday:
12 - 9 pm
Sunday:
12 - 8 pm
Special Hours of Operation
Nov 27 : Noon - 9 pm
Dec 16 & 17 : 4 - 9 pm
Dec 23 : 4 - 9 pm
Dec 24 : Noon - 4 pm
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Spielhaus - Playhouse

- Your favorite stories come to life! -

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The Spielhaus (“Playhouse”) is home to kid-friendly entertainment and meet-and-greets with characters that will surely spark your little ones’ imagination. In Germany, winter months are full of special trips to the theater, story-telling and spending time together as a family. When you step inside the Spielhaus, you’re transported to another world as you become part of the story. You might meet Santa or his elves, or join special guests to make music together and learn a German dance. You might find yourself in front of a stage for marionettes or hand puppets. You could be greeted by fairy tale characters, magicians, real ballerinas, our Christkind - or even the German Sankt Nikolaus himself.

- 2023 Spielhaus Schedule-

All listed events have passed.  
Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule to be released closer to the season.
*Check weekly schedule for times
Saturdays: Fairy tale characters (except during special events)
Sundays: Santa (12-6 p.m.) and Santa’s Elves (6-8 p.m.)
Weekdays: Magic shows, puppet shows, meet the Christkind, Santa Story Time, music or dance

The Spielhaus transforms into an all-day marionette theater from December 18-22.
Carmel Christkind
November 18, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Apple Princess
November 18, 2023
1:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Holidays at Carter Green
November 18, 2023
3:00-6:30 PM
Spielhaus
Visit Santa and his reindeer to receive a gift!
Glass Slipper Princess
November 18, 2023
6:30-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Santa
November 19, 2023
12:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Santa and take your family photos in time for holiday cards.
Carmel Christkind
November 19, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa's Elves
November 19, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Play with Santa's elves and write a letter to the North Pole.
Roz Puppets
November 22, 2023
12:00-4:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Carmel Christkind
November 22, 2023
1:00-3:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Market Magic Show
November 22, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Magic tricks and fun with Magician Craig Stone!
Carmel Christkind
November 22, 2023
5:00-8:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Learn a German Dance
November 24, 2023
12:00-3:30 PM
Spielhaus
Have fun learning a traditional German dance with Resounding Joy Indiana and the Ballet Studio of Carmel!
Carmel Christkind
November 24, 2023
12:00-2:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Explore Instruments
November 24, 2023
3:30-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Try your hand at playing traditional German music on a variety of music instruments with Resounding Joy Indiana
Caroling for the Whole Family
November 24, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Resounding Joy Indiana for caroling and making music together!
Explore Instruments
November 24, 2023
8:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Try your hand at playing traditional German music on a variety of music instruments with Resounding Joy Indiana
Snow Sisters
November 25, 2023
12:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite winter princesses!
Carmel Christkind Story Time
November 25, 2023
3:00-5:00 PM
Spielhaus
The Carmel Christkind will read you a story or play with you!
Sankt Martin Parade
November 25, 2023
5:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet us at the Monon tunnel for a lantern parade!
Beauty Princess
November 25, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Santa
November 26, 2023
12:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Santa and take your family photos!
Carmel Christkind
November 26, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa's Elves
November 26, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Play with Santa's elves and write a letter to the North Pole!
Carmel Christkind
November 26, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa Story Time
November 29, 2023
4:00-9:00
Spielhaus
Santa will read you a story and play with you!
Carmel Christkind
November 29, 2023
7:00-9:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Roz Puppets
November 30, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Roz Puppets
December 1, 2023
12:00-4:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Carmel Christkind
December 1, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
The Carmel Christkind will read you a story or play with you!
Carmel Christkind Story Time
December 1, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
The Carmel Christkind will read you a story or play with you!
Silly Safaris
December 1, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet the sweetest winter wonderland forest animals and their friends!
Rose Princess
December 2, 2023
12:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Arabian Princess
December 2, 2023
3:00-5:30 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Sankt Nikolaus
December 2, 2023
6:00-7:30 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Sankt Nikolaus and get a traditional gift!
Carmel Christkind Story Time
December 2, 2023
7:30-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
The Carmel Christkind will read you a story or play with you!
Santa
December 3, 2023
12:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Santa and take your family photos!
Carmel Christkind
December 3, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa's Elves
December 3, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Play with Santa's elves and write a letter to the North Pole!
Carmel Christkind
December 3, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa Story Time
December 6, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Santa will read you a story and play with you!
Carmel Christkind
December 6, 2023
7:00-9:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Roz Puppets
December 7, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Carmel Christkind
December 7, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Roz Puppets
December 8, 2023
12:00-5:30 PM
Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Carmel Christkind
December 8, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Singing Mrs. Clause
December 8, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Mrs. Clause on a musical adventure around the Christmas Tree.
Mermaid Princess
December 9, 2023
12:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Tower Princess
December 9, 2023
3:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Carmel Christkind at the Christkind Choral Festival
December 9, 2023
4:00-7:30 PM
Winter Pavilion
Join the Carmel Christkind for the Christkind Choral Festival!
Apple Princess
December 9, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Santa
December 10, 2023
12:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Santa and take your family photos!
Carmel Christkind
December 10, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa's Elves
December 10, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Play with Santa's elves and write a letter to the North Pole!
Santa Story Time
December 13, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Santa will read you a story and play with you!
Carmel Christkind
December 13, 2023
7:00-9:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Learn German Christmas Carols
December 14, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
O Tannenbaum and more with Resounding Joy Indiana
Caroling for the Whole Family
December 14, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Resounding Joy Indiana for caroling and making music together!
Learn German Christmas Carols
December 14, 2023
8:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
O Tannenbaum and more with Resounding Joy Indiana
Meet cast members of The Nutcracker Ballet
December 15, 2023
12:00-3:30 PM
Spielhaus
The Ballet Studio of Carmel and Resounding Joy Indiana invite you to look behind the scenes of The Nutcracker Ballet.
Explore Instruments
December 15, 2023
3:30-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Try your hand at playing traditional German music on a variety of music instruments with Resounding Joy Indiana
Caroling for the Whole Family
December 15, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Join Resounding Joy Indiana for caroling and making music together!
Carmel Christkind
December 15, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Explore Instruments
December 15, 2023
8:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Try your hand at playing traditional German music on a variety of music instruments with Resounding Joy Indiana
Glass Slipper Princess
December 16, 2023
12:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Carmel Christkind
December 16, 2023
2:30-4:30 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Snow Sisters
December 16, 2023
3:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite winter royals!
Beauty Princess
December 16, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Santa
December 17, 2023
12:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet Santa and take your family photos!
Carmel Christkind
December 17, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Carmel Christkind
December 17, 2023
5:00-7:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Santa's Elves
December 17, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Spielhaus
Play with Santa's elves and write a letter to the North Pole!
Stevens Puppets
December 18, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Full story (45 min) starting at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm
Carmel Christkind
December 18, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Stevens Puppets
December 19, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Beauty and the Beast - Full story (45 min) starting at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm
Carmel Christkind
December 19, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Stevens Puppets
December 20, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Full story (45 min) starting at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm
Stevens Puppets
December 20, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Beauty and the Beast - Condensed version (20 min) starting every 30-45 minutes at 4:15 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm
Carmel Christkind
December 20, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Carmel Christkind
December 21, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Stevens Puppets
December 22, 2023
12:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Condensed version (20 min) starting every 45 minutes at 12:15 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm
Carmel Christkind
December 22, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Tower Princess
December 23, 2023
12:00-3:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Carmel Christkind
December 23, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Rose Princess
December 23, 2023
3:00-6:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite fairy tale character!
Roz Puppets
December 23, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Next to the Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Snow Sisters
December 23, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM
Spielhaus
Meet your favorite winter royals!
Santa and Elves
December 24, 2023
12:00-4:00 PM
Spielhaus
See Santa and his helper one more time before he is off for their biggest night of the year!
Carmel Christkind
December 24, 2023
12:00-2:00 PM
Roaming
Meet the 2023 Carmel Christkind!
Roz Puppets
December 24, 2023
1:00-4:00 PM
Next to the Spielhaus
Join Pete the Rat, Charlie Chipmunk and their friends for extremely fun holiday antics!
Return to Full Schedule
Interested in providing kid-friendly entertainment in the Spielhaus in 2024?
Email sandra@carmelchristkindlmarkt.com.
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