Experience The Christkindlmarkt in Carmel, Indiana
November 18th - December 24th, 2023
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 | 2022 - 2021 - 2019
Nov. 18 – Dec. 24, 2023
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Special Hours of Operation
November 23: 12 pm - 9 pm
December 19 - 22: 12 pm - 9pm
December 24: 12 pm - 4 pm
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
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.
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, Magic of Lights at Ruoff Music Center and Reindeer Ride on the Nickel Plate Express. Check out our full holiday guide for more ideas and hotel deals.