Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt

202225nov(nov 25)5:00 pm18dec(dec 18)9:00 amAthenaeum Christkindlmarkt(November 25) 5:00 pm - (December 18) 9:00 am Athenaeum, 401 Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryOutdoors,Shopping EventSeasonalHolliday Fun

Event Details

Nestled in the heart of Mass Avenue’s Arts District, you’re invited to drink, eat and be merry this holiday season at our inaugural Chriskindlemarkt!

Here, you’ll find the traditional festival elements (music, cheesy raclettes, gluhwein and plenty of platzchen to go around) are just the foundation for special storytelling traditions unique to our rich, German culture. Your family will love our St. Nicholas Fest and Krampusnacht.

This is your chance to gather with friends and family, and connect with a bigger community to celebrate the magic and wonder of the holiday season in our historic Biergarten.

This year’s market will feature 12 vendor huts, which will be occupied by local artisans and merchants.  Each hut vendor will sell holiday-specific items, local memorabilia, gifts and more. The huts were concepted and designed by local fabricator, Solid State Midwest.

The Athenaeum Foundation will occupy a hut where they will sell German-specific items, branded candelabras (schwibboen), Christkindlmarkt ornaments and boot mugs, t-shirts and more.

The Christkindlmarkt will officially open Nov. 25 and operate through Dec. 18.

The official Christkindlmarkt schedule for 2022 is below:

  • Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 4
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 11
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 18

Hours for the market are as follows:

  • Thursday & Friday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday-Wednesday

In addition to the huts, the Christkindlmarkt will include live entertainment on the Biergarten stage, visits from St. Nicholas & Krampus, food options provided by the Rathskeller, an exclusive beer brewed only for the Christkindlmarkt by Sun King Brewery and much more.


November 25 (Friday) 5:00 pm - December 18 (Sunday) 9:00 am


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