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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2024

- CHRISTKIND CONTEST-

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is continuing the Christkind essay contest. This essay contest is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the Carmel Christkindlmarkt and carry the honor of bringing a beloved German holiday tradition to Carmel, Indiana.

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

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt Christkind shares Christmas cheer with guests throughout the Carmel Christkindlmarkt by welcoming visitors, handing out candy and gifts, and taking photos with visitors. The Christkind also participates in special events, parades and media activities throughout the year.

Scholarship Prizes

Winners of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt Christkind essay contest will receive scholarships in the following amounts:    

First Prize - $1,000

Second Prize - $500

Third Prize - $250

Contest Requirements
  • High School and College students
  • Minimum 500 word essay
  • 2-3 Pictures of yourself
  • Can commit to making at minimum 20, 2-hour appearances between Nov. 23 and Dec. 24
  • Must be willing to be present for the Grand Opening by 10:30 am on November 23, for other special events, and for media appearances.
  • Winners of the Second Prize and Third Prize may be asked to participate at special events and media appearances.
The Essay

The Christkind plays an integral role during Christmas in German-speaking countries and is an important part of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. Research the origin and history of the Christkind, and discuss why this tradition remains relevant today and into the future. Please submit your essay with the subject "Christkind Contest" on the form on this page by October 11, 2024.

Contest Entry Form

Upload your Glühwein mug design below: File format should be JPEG, PNG, or PDF, and the file size should not exceed 10MB. Please limit your entry to two image files. If you have multiple design ideas for different mugs, please submit multiple times vs. attaching them all to one entry. 

Design Description: Provide a brief description of your Glühwein mug design. Include details such as the inspiration behind it, the colors, patterns, or any unique features.

Materials Used: List the materials you used or plan to use to create your Glühwein mug. For example: ceramic, glass, tin, etc.

Dimensions: Provide the approximate dimensions of your Glühwein mug, including height, width, and depth, if available. If you would like to base your design on the current boot mug shape, you can find a template on the first tab of this form. 

Contact Information: Leave your (or the designer's) name, phone number, email address, and mailing address.

Additional Comments or Remarks: Feel free to add any additional comments or remarks about your design that you think might be relevant or interesting.

Essay question: The Christkind plays an integral role during Christmas in German-speaking countries and is an important part of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. Research the origin and history of the Christkind, and discuss why this tradition remains relevant today and into the future.  Please submit your essay below by October 4, 2024.

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Past Christkind Scholarship Winners
Sofia-Alexandra Colon
Christkind 2023
Megan Munson
Christkind 2022
Annika Harshbarger
Christkind 2021
Kayla Gaerte
Christkind 2019
Kate Munson
Christkind 2018
Macy Duncan
Christkind 2017