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

About

- The Market-

Carmel Christkindlmarkt 

-Entertainment aPPLICATION-

The mission of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is to provide the City of Carmel with a wintertime tourist destination by providing an engaging and authentic German cultural experience. Entertainers participating in the Carmel Christkindlmarkt must be committed to partnering with the market in order to provide this experience to the visitors of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt.

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will have a blend of Germanic, traditional, and contemporary Christmas performances. Stage musicians, roaming musicians, dance groups, drama troupes, and spoken word acts are encouraged to apply.

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is a winter market – plan to perform in cold temperatures. Entertainers should dress in warm clothes, and should be comfortable in cold temperatures for the duration of their performances.

While the staff of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is happy to support entertainers and function as a resource to the entire market, market staff will not be available to function as stage hands or production assistants. Please do not plan to use market staff or volunteers in order to perform.

GENERAL PERFORMANCE & ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT.
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.
THE MISSION

The mission of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is to provide the City of Carmel with a wintertime tourist destination by providing an engaging and authentic German cultural experience. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is looking for high quality, versatile Germanic and/or holiday themed performances.

While present on Christkindlmarkt grounds, the performer will maintain a professional and friendly demeanor towards event staff and guests of the market.


PLEASE NOTE

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is a winter market – plan to perform in cold temperatures. Performance(s) will take place at 10 Carter Green in Carmel, Indiana, throughout the market space or on stage under a pavilion. Stage heaters will be provided within the pavilion. There will be a designated loading and unloading location for larger acts.


WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED?

The Performer shall provide all equipment necessary or desirable for the Performance(s), except that Carmel Christkindlmarkt will provide a sound system and sound technician as well as a power source for additional equipment. The stage dimensions are 24'x12' with the front portion of the stage being 24'x8' and the rear portion being 16'x4'. The stage is 6 inches in height.

Interested groups can apply using the entertainment application tab!
CHRISTKIND CHORAL FESTIVAL
Does your choir sing like angels? Apply to join our inaugural Christkind’s Choral Festival on Saturday, December 9, from 4 to 9 p.m. 

Selected choirs will perform up to three holiday-themed songs in our Winter Pavilion, on the hour and half hour. Choirs will have ten minutes to perform on the stage, and guests are invited to gather and enjoy the holiday sounds. 

This festival is free to apply to and participate in, and selected choirs will receive recognition on our website and social media leading up to the event. 

Selected choirs will be contacted, and their acceptance will be announced on our website with the time of the performance. 

Registration is now closed.
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT.
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.
CHRISTKINDLMARKT'S GOT TALENT
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT.
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.
Celebrate Germanic heritage at the first ever Christkindlmarkt’s Got Talent cultural showcase on December 16 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Talented performers will present their passion for German arts and culture on our main stage for Market visitors to enjoy all day. All participants will receive a participation gift, as well as receive recognition on our website and social media leading up to the event. 

We are accepting applications in the following categories:

  • German song
  • German dance
  • German instrument
  • German - Other
Selected acts will be contacted, and their acceptance will be announced on our website with the time of the performance. Submissions and participation are free. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please apply using the Entertainment Application tab! Registration deadline is October 15.
CHRISTKINDLMARKT'S GOT TALENT SPECIFICS
Performers must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Minors must have an adult apply for them as their main point of contact.

Performers must perform works of Germanic heritage; for instance, the performers must sing a song originally written in German, or if translated into English, the song must have been originally a German song (German language opera translated into English is permitted). Dancers must perform a traditional German dance, folk dance or German style (polka, waltz etc), or perform an original German act (the Nutcracker). Theatrical performances must be German themed. 

Performers in the vocal or instrument categories must be able to perform as a soloist, duo and/or instrumental soloist/duos. Although sound will be provided, performers are responsible for their own accompaniment using either instrumental backing track or one musician.

Contests must bring their own equipment and provide a brief bio for the Emcee to read. 


ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.
To apply to perform at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt as either an entertainer or performer in Christkindlmarkt’s Got Talent, please fill out the form below. Be sure to check the appropriate box in the first section so we can be sure to evaluate your submission accordingly.
Please list all equipment that your proposal will require, along with the requested information.
Please understand that electrical power to the market is limited, and requested voltages are not guaranteed. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will work with approved performers to accommodate requests as is possible. Additional costs may apply to vendors requiring substantial additional
electricity.
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The 2019 Entertainment Schedule has been completely filled up for the season.
Thank you for your interest! Please check back after the close of the market to apply for the 2020 season.