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
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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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Maria 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 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 three times. In 2022, the Market welcomed more than 450,000 visitors, and total Market sales eclipsed $5.7 million – an almost 25% increase from the previous year.

In future years, Maria hopes to increase programming geared at children and families, as well as recruit a steady stream of various German artists to do presentations of their art forms for guests.
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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