Carmel Christkindlmarkt


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Holiday in Hamilton County, Indiana

When the holiday season arrives, there’s no place like Hamilton County to celebrate the season. Taste and smell the sweet confections as you stroll through an old-world holiday market. Take in festive performances. See the brightly lit town squares, and experience thrilling winter adventures. Celebrate the spirit of the season and make memories with your loved ones.

For the first time ever, Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville will host “Magic of Lights,” a family-friendly drive-through holiday lights display. This is an experience designed for you to enjoy the lights and displays from the safety and comfort of your car. Nearly a million lights sparkle along the route.

Magic of Lights - Advance Tickets

Don’t miss this authentic German holiday market with free admission and free parking. Shop for authentic products like wooden toys, nutcrackers, music boxes and ornaments, along with collectible items like the boot mug and Bierkrüge. Sip a hot mug of Glühwein (mulled wine) or hot cocoa, and come hungry to taste traditional delicacies.

Ice at Carter Green - Advance Tickets

Conner Prairie creates a magical holiday tradition with A Merry Prairie Holiday. Families can see the outdoor Reynold’s Christmas Lights display, grab a take-and-make gift from Santa’s elves in the North Pole Workshop, slide down a dry tubing hill, ride the carousel and take a Santa selfie with your family. Celebrate historic holiday traditions in Prairietown.

A Merry Prairie Holiday - Advance Tickets

All aboard the Nickel Plate Express for a magical family tradition. The Reindeer Ride is an hour and fifteen minute excursion through Noblesville, Cicero and Arcadia with a brief stop at Santa’s workshop. The experience includes sing alongs, a story, visit with Santa and gift and cookie from Santa. 

Reindeer Ride - Advance Tickets


Celebrate the season with Christmas shows and holiday performances at The Center for the Performing Arts or upscale dinner cabaret at Feinstein's.

The season shines bright with tree lighting ceremonies and holiday light displays.

Skating & Sledding

Ice skate on an outdoor rinks at The Ice at Carter Green in Carmel or Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville or if you’re seeking more excitement, take a thrilling tube ride at Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes.

Avoid the crowds and shop local in five charming downtown shopping areas found in the county. Local favorites include stores like Silver in the City, Gallery 116 or Nickel Plate Arts near the Historic Noblesville Square

Seasonal Treats & Drinks

Take-home treats to share with friends and family like holiday-infused coffee beans from Noble Tea & Coffee or decadent chocolates from Xchocol'Art. For a one-of-a-kind experience, dine at The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers to enjoy a glittery slice of cake in a winter wonderland.

Need help finding the perfect gift for that special someone? We’ve gathered a list of truly unique experiences you can find in Hamilton County that will make the perfect present. Let us help make your holiday shopping a little easier.


Hotel Deals

Extend your stay and make it a weekend visit. Hotels are offering discounted rates this holiday season to make your getaway even more affordable. Looking for a luxurious staycation or vacation? Book a room or suite at the brand-new Hotel Carmichael in downtown Carmel, a Marriott Autograph collection luxury hotel, conveniently located steps from the Christkindlmarkt.



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