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
Nov 27 : Noon - 9 pm
Dec 16 & 17 : 4 - 9 pm
Dec 23 : Noon - 9 pm
Dec 24 : Noon - 4 pm
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2024

- Kulturecke Docent Scholarship Program -

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is introducing a new essay and scholarship contest for the 2023 Market season! The Kulturecke Docent Scholarship Program is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the Carmel Christkindlmarkt and partner with us in bringing history and cultural awareness to Carmel, Indiana.

Our Market partnered with the Indiana German Heritage Society and the Indiana Historical Society to bring our guests the Kulturecke in 2019. A space to explore Indiana's rich German-American history, this museum allows guests to learn how German immigrants contributed to the State of Indiana through business, education, architecture and even Christmas traditions. 

As part of this experience, the Kulturecke Docent will wear a special outfit, be present in the hut to welcome visitors, and provide helpful and interesting facts found in the Kulturecke. We’ll make sure you’ll have what you need to succeed.

Scholarship Prizes

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

First Prize - $1,000

Second Prize - $500

Third Prize - $250

In addition, special appearances may be requested for various events around the Market throughout the season.

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Contest Requirements
  • High School and College students
  • Minimum 500 word essay
  • Interview with the IGHS Education Committee
  • 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 volunteer in the Kulturecke during Market hours
Essay Requirements

Include a cover page with the following information:    

  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • German Linguistic and Cultural Experience
  • High School Attended or Attending
  • High School Graduation Year
  • College or University Attending or Planning to Attend
  • College or University Graduation Year
The Essay

German immigrants have made significant contributions to culture and traditions in the State of Indiana. In 500 words, describe a German cultural tradition that you see alive in the state today, and why you think it has remained an impactful part of Hoosier living history.

Please submit a PDF of your cover page and essay through 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: German immigrants have made significant contributions to culture and traditions in the State of Indiana. In 500 words, describe a German cultural tradition that you see alive in the state today, and why you think it has remained an impactful part of Hoosier living history.

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