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Ages 15-18 are also welcome to volunteer with parental permission.

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Market Hours
NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 24
*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
NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:
CLOSED
Thursday:
4 - 9 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday :
11 am - 9 pm
Special hours of operation
Nov 23 (Wed): 11 am - 9 pm
Dec 3 (Sat): 11 am - 10 pm
Dec 10 (Sat): 11 am - 10 pm
Dec 19-23 (Mon-Fri): 11 am - 9 pm
Dec 24 (Sat): 11 am - 4 pm
Dec 26-30 (Mon-Fri): 11 am - 9 pm
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Upcoming in the Kinderecke...

NOVEMBER 19
Meet the Carmel Christkind
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NOVEMBER 19
Meet the Apple Princess
12:00 - 3:00 PM
NOVEMBER 19
Meet the Carmel Christkind
6:00 - 8:00 PM
DECEMBER 8
Cookie Decorating
4:00 - 9:00 PM
DECEMBER 8
Mr. Daniel
6:00 - 6:45 PM
DECEMBER 9
Meet the Carmel Christkind
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Willkommen in der Kinderecke!

-Welcome to our Kids Corner!-

The Kinderecke is located in Hut #62.
Join us for crafts, puzzles, books, toys, and games everyday in the Kinderecke!
Click here to learn how you can help spread cheer this holiday season!
The Kinderecke is a safe place for families to color, craft and play together.
It is located inside hut #46 between the Carmel Pyramid and The Tarkington Theatre.
Decorate cookies with Lindy's Cookies during cookie days!
Meet and greet your favorite princesses!
Visit Santa for a chat and family photos!
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly in the Kinderecke for all to hear!

Cookie Decorating

Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22
Show off your artistic side and feed your holiday spirit with delicious cookies from Lindy’s Cookies! 

Character Saturdays

Step into a storybook and meet your favorite fairy tale princesses!
Nov. 19, 12:00-3:00 PM - Apple Princess
Nov. 26, 12:00-3:00 PM - Snow Sisters
Nov. 26, 5:00-7:300 PM - Beauty Princess
Dec. 3, 12:00-3:00 PM - Glass Slipper Princess
Dec. 10, 12:00-3:00 PM - Rose Princess
Dec. 10, 5:00-7:30 PM - Rose Princess
Dec. 17, 12:00-3:00 PM - Snow Sisters
Dec. 17, 5:00-7:30 PM - Beauty Princess

Santa Sundays

November 20, 27, December 4, 11, and 18
1:00-7:00 PM
Visit Santa for a chat and family photos.!

Musik Days

FRIDAYS - November 25, December 2, 9, 16, and 23
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly in the Kinderecke for all to hear! Join us for Christmas caroling, dancing, and lots of musical fun in the Kinderecke every Friday!

Explore the schedule below to plan your Musik Day at the market...
German Music and Movement Workshop
with Resounding Joy Indiana and The Ballet Studio of Carmel

Workshop 1: Friday, November 25, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop 2: Friday, December 2, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop 3: Friday, December 23, 12pm - 3pm
Workshop 4: Friday, December 30, 12pm - 3pm
Meet new friends, learn traditional holiday German music, and explore traditional German dance in this three-hour workshop for children ages 6 and up! Anyone interested must register online. Space is limited, and we kindly ask that each family only register for one of the workshops throughout the market season. Thank you!

Workshop Registration

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Holly Jolly Jams with Resounding Joy Indiana
SATURDAY, Nov. 19, 11am-12pm
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm and 5-6pm
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 11am-12pm
FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 11am-12p
M. 19, 11am-12pm
Join Resounding Joy Indiana for lots of holiday cheer in this family-oriented and interactive music group for ages 0-5 and adult family members. Come play instruments, sing, dance, and experience joy with your little ones this holiday season!
Musical Merriment with Resounding Joy Indiana
FRIDAYS 6 - 8pm, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23
Play instruments, dance, and sing along to your favorite holiday songs!
Mr. Daniel
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 5-9pm
THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 6:45-9pm
FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 5-8pm
Have fun singing and playing with Mr. Daniel!
Stop by the Kinderecke and fill out your Passport to become a member of our Kinder Club!
Stop by market huts that display this symbol and get your passport stamped.   Collect at least 5 stamps from different huts around the market and present them at the Guest Services Hut for a prize! 

Spendenaktion

- Donation Drive -

Join us in the Kinderecke as we Verbreitete die Freude (Spread the Cheer) this holiday season!
Each week, we will be collecting donations for a different local organization.

NOVEMBER 19-25
Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank (non-perishable food items)
NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 2
Hamilton County Kids Coats (winter coats of all sizes)
DECEMBER 10-16
Indiana USO
DECEMBER 10-16
Medical Mutts (Soft Dog Training Treats, Cat Litter- any quality brand, KONG Brand Dog Toys-Medium & Large, Bath Mats & Rugs with Rubber Backing, Assorted Cat Toys, Interactive Dog Toys, Dog Collars of Various Sizes, Nylabones & Busy Bones Pill Pockets-Cat & Dog, Benebones, Cat Nip, Calming Treats - please no large bags of food)
DECEMBER 17-23
Dotted Line Divas (toiletry items, feminine products, diapers, paper goods, cleaning supplies)
DECEMBER 24-30
Indy Book Project (gently used or new children's books for ages 0-18)
Want to spread the cheer even more? Donate your beautiful Christmas crafts in the Kinderecke! All donated crafts will be delivered to residents of assisted living facilities in Hamilton County Indiana.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at
Kinderecke@CarmelChristkindlmarkt.com
Reams of Paper
Notecards with Envelopes
Crayons
Colorful Construction Paper
Tape of all kinds
4" Tissue Paper Squares
Metallic Gold Pipe Cleaners
Thanks for supporting this holiday family fun!

Want to help?

Volunteer to join the Christkindlmarkt excitement! The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is a 501C3 nonprofit and we need volunteers to help!

Check out all of the ways that you can be involved by clicking the link below.
Ages 15-18 are also welcome to volunteer with parental permission.

Thank you!
Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com