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- The Market-


The Christkind for 2017 has been selected!

Check back next year to apply to for the honor of representing the Carmel Christkindlmarkt in 2018!

- 2017 Christkind -

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Do you love Christmas and have what it takes to represent one of the newest Christmas traditions of the city of Carmel?  The Christkindlmarkt Essay Contest is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in our community, and carry the honor of bringing a popular German tradition to Carmel.

The Christkind is a well-known symbol of Christmas in German speaking countries. As the tradition goes, the Christkind angel delivers Christmas presents, as well as the Christmas tree to German children on Christmas Eve, without being seen. 

The Christkind is the representative of the Christmas Market and delivers the Christmas spirit to the community.  In Germany, the Christkind starts the Christmas season by opening the famous Nuernberger Christkindlmarkt.  We would like to find a Christkind to open our local market for this Christmas season!

Would you like to be our Christkind?

-Enter to Win-

German immigrants have brought many traditions with them to their new homeland over time.
Write a 500-word essay about how German Christmas traditions have influenced Americans, and the significance
of how they have impacted our culture.  


  • High School and College students
  • 500 Word essay
  • 2-3 Pictures of yourself
  • Can commit to making appearance between  November 18 and December 24
  • Must be able to be present at the Grand Opening at noon on Nov 18


Include a cover page with the following information:
Full name
Phone number
Date of birth
German experience


First Prize - $100
Second Prize - $50
Third Prize - $25