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Find These HamCo Businesses at Yelp's Totally Bazaar

There’s a one-stop shop holiday shopping party that you don’t want to miss. Yelp’s Totally Bazaar returns to the Indianapolis Central Public Library in downtown Indianapolis Saturday, Dec. 7, with more than 150 local businesses and 10 local food vendors participating – including many businesses based in Hamilton County. See who’s attending and find more details on the event below…

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Carmel Christkindlmarkt Brings Old World Authenticity to Carmel

If you’re looking for evidence of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt’s authenticity, look no further than the little hut that houses the workshop of Christian Werner. It’s not just that Werner looks every bit the part of a German craftsman, with his colorful felt cap flopping over his shoulder, his starched white shirt buttoned to his chin and his eyes dancing impishly behind round wire-rim spectacles. And it’s not just that the wooden figures he creates by sending ribbons of wood flying from his lathe are identical to the ones Erzgebirge artisans have rendered for centuries. No, Werner’s authenticity comes from, well, his authenticity. Discovered by Christkindlmarkt CEO and Market Manager Maria Murphy when she was on a scouting trip to Germany in 2017, Werner brings his artistry to Carmel direct from his hometown of Seiffen, a tiny Saxony village famous for its wooden toys. This marks the third year that he has crated up his handmade lathe and tools and shipped them to Carmel so he can share his genuine Old World Christmas tradition with Carmel Christkindlmarkt guests…

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