Experience The Christkindlmarkt in Carmel, Indiana

November 18th - December 24th, 2023


Voted best Christmas market in the US, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is a magical experience. Bring your family and friends to make memories this holiday season.

Beneath twinkling lights, browse more than 50 wooden huts selling authentic products imported from Germany, like wooden toys, nutcrackers, music boxes, ornaments and more. Don’t miss the collectible items like the boot mug and Bierkrüge for adult beverages.

While you’re shopping, sip a hot mug of Glühwein (mulled wine) or hot cocoa. Enjoy traditional foods such as a German pretzel, Bratwurst, Lebkuchen (German cookie), Raclette (melted cheese served on bread), and Stollen (dried fruit bread).

Old-world holiday charm is found in Carmel, Indiana, at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt (pronounced Chris-t-Kindle-Mark-t). 



‘‘The Carmel Christkindlmarkt brings a bit of Saxony, Germany to Indiana’’

- USA Today

Best Holiday Market Winner | 2023 - 2022 - 2021 - 2019






Christkindlmarkt Hours


Regular Hours

Nov. 18 – Dec. 24, 2023

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday & Thursday: 4 pm - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday: 12 pm - 9 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 8 pm


Special Hours of Operation

November 22: 12 pm - 9 pm

December 18-19: 4 pm - 9 pm

December 24: 12 pm - 4 pm

*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day



Gluhwein Pyramid


Glühwein Pyramid

This traditional decoration is the only one like it in the United States, standing more than 33 feet tall with more than 3,000 lights and weighing 10 tons. Enjoy more than 10 varieties of warm beverages, ranging from mulled wine to beer and children’s punch. Purchase collector’s mugs to take home with you.


Ice Skating


The Ice at Carter Green

Inside the perimeter of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is an outdoor ice skating rink, the Ice at Carter Green. Bring your own skates or rent on-site and glide through a winter wonderland. Reservations can be made online. Skate sessions last 75 to 90 minutes.



More Holiday Events

Make it a weekend getaway and experience the holiday season in Hamilton County. Don't miss other popular holiday events like A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie and Reindeer Ride on the Nickel Plate Express. Check out our full holiday guide for more ideas and hotel deals.