Carmel Christkindlmarkt

202219nov(nov 19)12:00 am30dec(dec 30)11:00 pmCarmel Christkindlmarkt(November 19) 12:00 am - (December 30) 11:00 pm Center Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032CategoryExhibit,Fair/Festival,Hamilton County,Outdoors,Shopping EventSeasonalHolliday Fun

Event Details

Frothy hot chocolate. Savory, gooey raclette cheese on perfectly crusty bread. Shimmering salty pretzels. Warm, spiced Glühwein served in an iconic boot mug. Authentic, handcrafted German gifts and treasures. 

2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt Hours:

*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 4 – 9 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

Special hours of operation

November 23: 11 am – 9 pm
December 19-22: 11 am – 9 pm
December 24: 11 am – 4 pm
December 26-29: 11 am – 9 pm

This year, with an opening date of November 19, the City of Carmel is excited to welcome back the Christkindlmarkt and the Ice at Carter Green skating season. Guests can shop for authentic German-made gifts and grab tasty treats, and adults will stay warm sipping the signature, spiced mulled wine called Glühwein at the first ”Tower of Glühwein” in America. Nestled in the heart of Carmel’s new downtown, the market and the ice rink are in the open space by the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts.

It’s the perfect destination for groups of friends, family or a romantic date night after dinner at neighboring Hotel Carmichael’s French eatery, Vivante. It is not uncommon to see visitors in formal wear as they emerge from the Palladium after a performance to take a stroll through the old-world charm of the market. In 2019, the Christkindlmarkt attracted more than 300,000 visitors and was voted USA Today’s No. 1 Best Holiday Market in North America. This year, with events once again back on the calendar, Christkindlmarkt organizers are expecting large crowds once again.

“We are thrilled to ring in this holiday season with the market and the ice-skating rink and can’t wait to welcome all of our visitors,” said Maria Murphy, CEO and Market Master. “We pride ourselves at being able to attract our local residents, who have been with us since we opened in 2017, as well as first-time attendees who come from cities and towns throughout the Midwest. We hope everyone who
experiences our event builds a visit into their holiday traditions for years to come.”

Not to be overlooked is the large, authentic ice-skating rink that is built into the middle of the Market for the holiday season and can hold up to 250 skaters at a time. Skaters of all ages and talents have the opportunity to be on the ice under the crisp winter skies. After the Christkindlmarkt ends on Christmas Eve, the Ice at Carter Green season continues through the end of February. Winter-time activities there include special events such as the Festival of Ice featuring ice sculpture carvers and Carmel Winter Games with friendly team competition on The Ice. For more information about the Ice at Carter Green, visit



November 19 (Saturday) 12:00 am - December 30 (Friday) 11:00 pm


Center Green

Carmel, Indiana 46032