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

2023 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 22 (Wed): Noon - 9 pm
Dec 18 (Mon): 4 pm - 9 pm
Dec 19 (Tue): 4 pm - 9pm
Dec 24 (Sun): Noon - 4 pm

Our Market

-The Story-

Experience the old-world charm of Christmas in Germany right here in Indiana at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. This open-air holiday market was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2017 with support from the City of Carmel and Mayor James Brainard. 

Mayor James Brainard

With the festive ambiance of an authentic German market, guests can peruse a vast variety of products sourced from Germany and other German-speaking European countries. A blend of traditional German foods, drinks and gifts are sold from small wooden huts, and a beautiful outdoor ice skating rink forms the center of the market. 

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is the premier holiday offering in Indiana, attracting well over a million people since the opening. An extensive poll by USA Today’s 10BEST travel media group named Carmel Christkindlmarkt the number one winner in the 2022, 2021 and 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Holiday Market. Additionally, the market received the distinction of being the top Christmas market in the state of Indiana by Taste of Home Magazine in 2017, and it was named a top holiday market by Fox News in 2021. 

Christian Werner invites visitors to watch his historic and unique craft.

Each year, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt hosts world-renowned woodworkers from the Erzgebirge region, who share their craft and culture through demonstrations. And in 2018, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt brought another German tradition to the market: the iconic Glühwein Pyramid. It’s the first of its kind in the United States. 

Maria Murphy 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.
Daniel McFeely, Board President
Serving since 2017
Karen Poyser, Board Vice President
Serving since 2017
Sven Schumacher, Secretary/Treasurer
Serving since 2019
Jeff Worrell,
Liaison to Carmel City Council
  • Monday : Closed

  • Tuesday.....12am - 10pm

  • Wednesday.....4pm - 9pm

  • Tuesday : Closed

  • Wednesday : Closed

  • Thursday : 4-9 PM

  • Friday : 11 AM - 9 PM

  • Saturday : 11 AM - 9 PM

  • Sunday : 11 AM - 9 PM

Monday : CLOSED
Tuesday : CLOSED
Wednesday : 4-9 PM
Thursday : 4-9 PM
Friday : 12 PM- 9 PM
Saturday : 12 PM- 9 PM
Sunday : 12 PM- 8 PM

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Between The Palladium and The Tarkington Theater

1 (317) 559-6608