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


- The Market-


Informational tours of the market available!
Wed & Thur :  By request - see guest services
Friday : 7:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun :  2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
All tours meet at Guest Services #15
Other times available by request.
Get ready for some wintertime fun on Saturday, December 2, for the 3rd annual Glühwein Gallop 5k Run/Walk! This event starts at 9:00 a.m., and the race starts and ends at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. Race packet pickup will be Dec. 1, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Runners Forum in Carmel (620 Station Drive).

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.
NEW FOR 2023...we are excited to announce that mugs can be purchased for an additional $6 during event 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!

Glühwein Gallop
5k Run/Walk


Prices increase Dec. 1!


Carmel Christkindlmarkt
10 Carter Green
Carmel, IN US 46032


Registrants will receive the following items:

- Beautiful, soft-style shirt*

- Festive finishers medal**

- Age group awards (top 2 per group)

- Option to be timed

- One (1) complimentary serving of your choice between Glühwein (21+), beer (21+), or hot chocolate

- Post-race refreshments

* Shirt guarantee deadline is Nov. 23
** Provided to the first 1,000 finishers
Post-race Glühwein & Beer
View the Course
Costume Contest
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Thank you to our

- 2023 Sponsors -

2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Post-race Glühwein & Beer

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.

View the Course

This beautiful 5k course will start/finish at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt festival, 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.

View Course Map

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!