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 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 

Design our 2025 Carmel Christkindlmarkt mug!

Do you have what it takes to design the 2025 Carmel Christkindlmarkt mug? This contest is open to artists of all ages and abilities, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. Change the color, shape, material, design — the choices are all yours. The winner will be selected by the Carmel Christkindlmarkt team. The contest is open April 1 through June 30, 2024. Learn more and apply at the form below!

The winner will receive: 

$1000 Cash

Four 2024 Mugs

Four 2025 Mugs

Participation in Opening Day Ceremonies

A group of women standing next to each other holding Carmel Christkindlmarkt mugs.

Official Rules Eligibility:

Design submissions are limited to 2 entries per individual. Open to all ages. Employees of Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Market Vendors, and their immediate family members are eligible to submit designs and have their submissions selected, but are ineligible to receive any of the accompanying prizes. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these official rules.

VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT.
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.
How to Enter:

Upload your Glühwein mug design on the form on this page beginning May 1st: File format should be JPEG, PNG, or PDF, and the file size should not exceed 10MB. 

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 continue the traditional boot mug shape for your mug design, you can download the template below.

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.

Contest Period:

Drawings can be submitted beginning May 1, 2024. Entries will no longer be accepted after June 30, 2024.  The winner will be announced in August 2024. The winning mug design will be announced in February 2025. The winning submission and designer will be under an embargo until those announcements are made.

Prize:

The designer of the winning submission will receive $1,000, four 2024 mugs, four 2025 mugs, and participation in Opening Day or VIP Day ceremonies.

Design Criteria:
  • Mugs must hold 0.2 liters
  • Mugs must have a handle
  • Mugs must say “Carmel Christkindlmarkt” and “2025”
  • Mugs must have the Carmel Christkindlmarkt logo
  • All other images must be original or of “fair use.” No corporate logos or licensed images.

Mugs will be judged on artistic merit, manufacturing feasibility, manufacturing cost, and how they reflect the Market experience and the City of Carmel.

The designer of the winning submission will be notified by the Carmel Christkindlmarkt via phone and email. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will make two attempts to contact the designer of the winning submission. If the designer of the winning submission does not respond to attempts to the phone calls or emails informing them of their win within 14 days of the second contact attempt, then they may forfeit their claim to the prize; the Carmel Christkindlmarkt may continue to use the "winning submission" or choose an alternative design.

General:

Winning submission becomes the intellectual property of Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Inc. in perpetuity. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt reserves the right to post the design on social media. Carmel Christkindlmarkt reserves the right to post the name of the winning designer. Carmel Christkindlmarkt reserves the right to alter the design to better suit mass production and/or lower manufacturing costs. Carmel Christkindlmarkt reserves the right to alter the design to better suit judgment criteria. (E.g., Refining artwork or submissions so they better align with brand standards or ensure that depictions of the Market are accurate.)

Mugs will be manufactured by Kössinger AG.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the competition and amend these terms and conditions at any time and without prior notice.

VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT.
Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.

Contest Entry Form Opens May 1st!

We're excited to see your creative designs! Until submissions open, let the drawing and designing begin. You can start preparing your designs now to be ready for submission.

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.

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Vendors interested in applying for the 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt may complete the application below.

FAQs

Can anyone submit a design?

Yes, anyone can submit a design! This contest is open to all ages and abilities, and the winner will be selected by the Carmel Christkindlmarkt team. However, the prize must be must be picked up or shipped within the continental U.S. 

When are designs due? 

All designs are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2024. 

What material are the mugs currently? 

The mugs are currently made out of clay ceramic. The material can be adjusted to accommodate different designs. If you would like to use a different material, please include this in your design submission. 

Can we use trademarked images in our design? 

No, all images must be fair use in all design elements. 

How will the mug designs be judged? 

Mugs will be judged on artistic merit, manufacturing feasibility, manufacturing cost, and how they are reflective of Market experience and the City of Carmel.