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Market Hours
*Closed Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day
We are now closed for the season.
See you next year!
Special hours of operation on
Monday, December 21st : Noon - 9 pm
Tuesday, December 22nd : Noon - 9 pm
Christmas Eve : Noon - 3 pm
We'll see you next year!  
November 20th - December 24th, 2021

2022 Market Hours
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:
4 - 9 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday :
11 am - 9 pm
Special hours of operation
November 23 : 11 am - 9 pm
December 19-22 : 11 am - 9 pm
December 24 : 11 am - 4 pm
December 26-29 : 11 am - 9 pm


- The Market-

Food & Gifts

- 2022 Vendor directory -

Check back for a directory of our 2019 vendors.

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt offers a vast array of authentic German food, drink and gifts, sourced from Germany and German-speaking countries. From raclette and Glühwein, to pretzels and wurst, there’s a treat for every taste. 

Check back this fall for the full list of 2022 market food and gift vendors.


1. Rӓuchermӓnner & Rӓucherkerzen
Incense burners and incense from the Erzgebirge region of Germany.
2. Nussknacker
Nutcrackers from legendary German brands.
3. Werner Reifentiere / Werner Spielzeug
Handmade German toys and figurines made in unique "reifendrehen" style.
4. Geschenke
A selection of German gifts and holiday decor.
5. Weihnachtspyramide
A selection of masterful pyramids and candles from Germany.
6. Schwibbogen
Elegant German candle arches.
7. Klassische Holzkunst
Traditional German folk art from Seiffen, Germany, and the Black Forest.
8. Frankenmuth Clock Company
Legendary Black Forest cuckoo clocks from Hönes, Trenkle, and Schneider.
9. Winterborn Hüte, Handschuhe, & Schals
German-made hats and scarves, and a selection of Andean wool garments.
10. Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys
Toys and games from a variety of German brands.
13. Villeroy & Boch
German-made porcelain and glass.
14. Perlkönig
Beautiful German-made jewelry.
15. Lauri's Baumschmuck
Hand-painted eggs; ceramic, wood and straw German ornaments.
17. Marlene's German Collectibles
German wood craft by KWO and Christian Ulbricht.
32. Out of the Blue
Hand-painted traditional Polish pottery.
33. Vogel German Lace
Traditional German lace and fabrics.
34. Baumschmuck aus Lauscha
Hand-made glass ornaments from Germany.
36. All Things Carmel
Carmel-branded wearables, keepsakes, and other merchandise.
37. Hanukkah Shuk
Gifts to celebrate the Hanukkah season.
38. Zöller & Born
Traditional German Bierkrüge, or steins.


12. The Walking Waffle Company
Selection of gourmet Belgian waffles.
16. Silkelicious
Apple strudel, brownies, donuts, and hot chocolate.
20. Bob's Belgian Hot Chocolate
Gourmet hot chocolate made with real, pulverized Belgian chocolate.
21. Kartoffelpuffer
Traditional German potato pancakes, which are pan-fried until golden and crispy.
22. Alpenlodge
Enjoy Raclette cheese the traditional Alpine way, melted over potatoes!
23. Groomsville Popcorn
Specialty popcorn and roasted nuts.
24. Wurst Haus
Sausages served from a traditional German Schwenkgrill.
25. Das Pretzel Haus
Classic Bavarian pretzels, giant pretzels, and pretzel bites.
26. Rose & Lois
Coffee and fresh sweet and savory pastries.
27. Raclette Chalet
Traditional Swiss-German raclette sandwiches.
28. Glühwein Pyramid
German Glühwein, Glühbier, Bier, and non-alcoholic punches. See carmelpyramid.com for full menu and more information.
40. Kaffee & Schmalzkuchen
Schmalzkuchen, coffee and hot chocolate.
41. Schnitzel & Sauerkraut
The classic German pairing of Schnitzel and Sauerkraut.
42. Das Schokoladenhaus
Chocolate-covered treats and specialty hot chocolate.
44. German Glühwein
A selection of German Glühwein and Kinderpunsch flavors.
45. Ma Crêperie
Sweet crêpes with a variety of seasonal fillings.
46. Java Haus
Gourmet coffee drinks with special holiday flavors.
47. Fischbrötchen & Pommes Frites
German fried fish sandwiches and French fries in a cone served the German way with mayo and other dipping sauces.
48. Bavarian Sweet Shoppe
European candies, chocolate and German Lebkuchen hearts.
49. Farmhouse Flammkuchen
Freshly-baked, traditional Swiss flatbreads. 


11. Christkindlmarkt Express by Mr. Muffin's Trains
Train display set in a miniature European village.
18. Guest Services
Information, collectible mugs, and commemorative Carmel ornaments.
19. Kulturecke Presented by Indiana German Heritage Society and the Indiana Historical Society
Exhibits of German holiday traditions and German history in Indiana.
29. Winter Pavilion
A beautiful covered stage and seating to enjoy entertainment throughout the market season.
30. Ice Skating
Ice skating admission and skate rental.
31. Ice Resurfacer Garage
Ice resurfacer.
35. Guest Services
Information, collectible mugs, and commemorative Carmel ornaments.
39. Kinderecke
Demonstrations, character visits, family activities, and crafts.
43. Operations
Carmel Christkindlmarkt operations.
50. Selfie Station
Take a photo of yourself in a mini hut!
Learn more about what you can find at the market this year!