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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

Market Hours
NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24
*Closed Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving Day
Monday & Tuesday :
CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday:
4 - 9 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday :
Noon - 9 pm
Special hours of operation on
November 24 : Noon - 9pm
December 20 - 23 : Noon - 9pm    
December 24 : Noon - 3pm
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Our Market

-The Story-

Meet Our Board Members
  • Daniel McFeely, Board President
    Serving since 2017
  • Karen Poyser, Board Vice President
    Serving since 2017
  • Sven Schumacher, Secretary/Treasurer
    Serving since 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old-world charm of Christmas in Germany to Carmel, Indiana. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is an open-air Christmas market in traditional German style, and was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2017 with the support of the City of Carmel and Mayor James Brainard.



The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is dedicated to creating an authentic German market with products sourced from Germany and other German-speaking European countries. You will find a blend of traditional German foods and gifts being sold from small wooden huts, and the market surrounds a beautiful outdoor ice skating rink.

Mayor James Brainard

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has become the premier holiday offering in Indiana, attracting well over half a million people since the opening. An extensive poll by USA Today’s 10BEST travel media group has named Carmel Christkindlmarkt the No. 1 winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Holiday Market. In addition the market received the distinction of being the top Christmas market in the state of Indiana by Taste of Home Magazine in 2017.

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

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is honored to also host world-renowned woodworkers from the Erzgebirge region, who share their craft and culture through demonstrations.




In 2018 the Carmel Christkindlmarkt brought another German ambassador to the market. The iconic Glühwein Pyramid at the center of the market is the first of its kind in the United States.

Serving in Your Christkindlmarkt

-OUR TEAM-

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  • Monday & Tuesday....Closed

  • Tuesday.....12am - 10pm

  • Wednesday.....4pm - 9pm

  • Wednesday.....4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Thursday.....4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Friday.....12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Saturday.....12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Sunday.....12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Questions about the ice rink click here.

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10 Carter Green - Carmel, IN
Between The Palladium and The Tarkington Theater

1 (317) 559-6608

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.

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