2022 Market Hours
*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
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
4 - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday:
12 - 9 pm
12 - 8 pm
Special Hours
Nov 27 : Noon - 9 pm
Dec 16 & 17 : 4 - 9 pm
Dec 23 : Noon - 9 pm
Dec 24 : Noon - 4 pm
Gallop 5k

Glühwein Gallop 5k Run/Walk

Get ready for some wintertime fun on Saturday, December 14, for the 4th annual Glühwein Gallop 5k Run/Walk! The route will begin and end at Carmel Christkindlmarkt, and the race starts at 9:00am. Race packet pickup will be December 13 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Runners Forum in Carmel (620 Station Drive). Packets will also be available for collection from the Winter Pavilion starting at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

The Glühwein Gallop draws its name from the German word Glühwein (pronounced 'glue vine'), which translates to "glowing wine" in English. Glühwein is a delicious mulled wine that is served warm in different flavors. Glühwein and its special mugs are one of the biggest attractions each year at the Market.

Register Today!
Prices increase August 1!
2024 Carmel Christkindlmarkt Boot Mug

Our iconic Glühwein boot mugs can be purchased for an additional $6 during race registration. 

Awards will be offered for overall winner and age-groups. Additionally, there will be a costume contest for participants - and the wackier the costume, the better! This event is open to all ages and abilities. Get registered today!

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Carmel Christkindlmarkt
10 Carter Green
Carmel, IN US 46032

Event Highlights

Registrants will receive the following items:
- Beautiful, soft-style shirt*
- Festive finishers medal
- Age group awards
- One (1) complimentary serving of your choice between Glühwein (21+), beer (21+), or hot chocolate
- Post-race refreshments

* Shirt guarantee deadline is December 5

Post-race Glühwein, Beer
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Costume Contest
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Post-race Glühwein, Beer and Hot Chocolate

Participants (21+) can redeem the tear-off tag on their race bib for one complimentary serving of Glühwein or beer! This must be redeemed within the festival, immediately after finishing the 5k.

Be sure to have your photo ID with you!

Additional servings may be purchased separately.

Hot chocolate and other non-alcoholic drink options are also available.

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This beautiful 5k course will start/finish at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, traveling on the Monon Trail and past the shops along Main Street and Rangeline Road.

Once you finish, you'll be at the market, which opens at 12:00 p.m.

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Costume Contest

Get into the holiday spirit and wear your most festive outfits! At the end of the event, awards will be given for our favorite costumes!

Participants are encouraged to go overboard, so put together the best costume you can!

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