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
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Carmel Christkindlmarkt


The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is the premier holiday attraction in Carmel, Indiana, welcoming more than 400,000 visitors in 2021 alone. The sights, smells, and vendors transport visitors into the world of an authentic Christmas market in Germany. Enjoy authentic German treats, sip warm Glühwein or Glühbier, ice skate on a gorgeous outdoor rink, and more.

The market is free to attend and open to all. There is a fee for ice skating and any food, drink or gifts that are purchased.

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About Maria Adele Rosenfeld, CEO

Maria Adele Rosenfeld is CEO of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, and has served in this role since the Market’s opening in 2017.

Maria spent a year in Germany as recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship supported by Senator Richard Lugar. While there, she developed a fluency in German and met a wide network of contacts that she still keeps in touch with today. 

Prior to her work at the Market, Maria spent 10 years in the banking industry. In 2017, she was selected by former Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard to serve at the helm of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, thanks to her love of German culture and language, as well as her business expertise.

Under Maria’s direction, the Market has been named the Best Holiday Market by USA Today’s 10Best competition four times. In 2023, the Market welcomed 475,000 visitors, and total Market sales eclipsed $9.1 million – an almost 59% increase from the previous year.


Catch up on the latest market news!
Indianapolis Star
Carmel Christkindlmarkt unveils its 2024 boot mug. Here's how you can get one.
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Inside Indiana Business
New report looks at economic impact of Carmel Christkindlmarkt
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National Geographic
These 6 U.S. Christmas markets feel like a fairy tale
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USA Today
10 amazing holiday markets in the US you need to visit this year
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Wall Street Journal
‘How Did I End Up in Indiana?’ Welcome to the internet's favorite small city
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Carmel Christkindlmarkt opens for 2023 season
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Christkindlmarkt brings holiday fun to Carmel in 2023
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FOX59 - Indy Now
Carmel Christkindlmarkt preview - Indy Now
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Carmel Christkindlmarkt opens this weekend
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Carmel Christkindlmarkt offers new options this year
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Yahoo News
Christkindlmarkt opens Saturday in Carmel
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Carmel Christmas Christkindlmarkt returns!
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JCmel Christkindlmarkt announces 2024 mug design

May 21, 2024 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt 2023 Annual Report: 2023 Market delivered
a record-breaking year

May 2, 2024 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces 2025 mug design competition

July 10, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces 2023 mug design

Oct. 4, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces third annual Glühwein Gallop

Oct. 18, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces 2023 Christkind essay contest winners

Oct. 23, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces updates, new items and food for 2023

Oct. 30, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt and Yelp announce cocktail crawl around Carter Green this November

Nov. 1, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Competition for Best Holiday Market

Nov. 3, 2023 - Duke Energy grant to fund new recycling program at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt

Nov. 13, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces German artisans coming to the Market in 2023

Nov. 16 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt announces entertainment line-up for 2023 season

Nov. 20, 2023 - Carmel Christkindlmarkt voted 2023’s Best Local Tourist/Seasonal Attraction by local community