Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt

202324novAll Day17decAthenaeum Christkindlmarkt(All Day)(GMT-05:00) Athenaeum, 401 Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryFree,Outdoors,Shopping EventFilterFreeSeasonalHolliday Fun

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Experience the joy and warmth of the holiday season at the Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt, located in the heart of Mass Avenue’s Arts District. This festive event invites you to eat, drink, and be merry while embracing the rich German culture and traditions.

At the Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt, you’ll discover more than just the traditional festival elements, such as music, warm raclettes, gluhwein, and plenty of platzchen. This event also showcases special storytelling traditions that celebrate the unique German heritage. Gather with friends and family in the historic Biergarten, and let the magic and wonder of the holiday season come alive at the Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt!

The Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt, located in the heart of Mass Avenue’s Arts District, sparks a festive glow this holiday season from November 24 to December 17. The event transforms the scenic Rathskeller Biergarten into an authentic winter market lined with traditional vendor huts, offering an array of holiday wares and local handicrafts. Attendees can savor German cuisine and enjoy live entertainment amidst twinkling lights and a dazzling bandshell. The highlight of this event is the introduction of global holiday celebrations, encompassing Krampusnacht, Sankt Nikolaus Fest, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, and Kwanzaa. It is a sensory feast that invites attendees to eat, drink, and bask in the merry spirit of the holiday season. All are welcome to join in this festive fairy-tale scene.

2023 Market Hours: 

Hours opening weekend, Nov. 24 – 26:

Friday: Noon – 8pm
Saturday: Noon – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Hours all other weekends, Dec. 1 – 17:

Friday: 4 – 8pm
Saturday: Noon – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm


November 24(friday) - December 17(sunday) (All Day)(GMT-04:00)


Entrance into the Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt is Free!



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