Carmel Christkindlmarket 2018

Looking to experience something different this Christmas? This event is about an hour away from Lafayette, IN, but it’s worth the drive! Imagine taking a step into Europe and experiencing a traditional Christmas Market. At the Carmel Christkindlmarket, you and your family have an opportunity to do just that! According to the website, “The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world! Christkindlmarkt is the German name for the traditional Christmas market, literally translated as ‘Christ child market.'”


“Lebkuchen is a traditional German cookie that is usually baked for Christmas. It is most like a soft gingerbread cookie, made with molasses and full of warm spices. “

What is at the Carmel Christkindlmarket?

Beautifully decorated booths line the walkways serving up fresh baked pretzels and wursts, handmade wood working, ornaments, hot drinks, and more. Click here to view a web page dedicated to describing the traditional items available at the Carmel Christkindlemarket. This page mentions all of the handmade crafts you’ll find along the way followed by detailed descriptions of each thing! They also describe the traditional German food available as well. We recommend you grab a wurst and a mulled wine from the Glühwein Pyramid. Click here to view a map and vendor list.


What’s there to do at the Carmel Christkindlemarket?

As far as entertainment is concerned, there is plenty to do for the family. Full market tours are available. Overall, there are many German inspired shows and performances. There is an ice skating rink in the middle of all the market’s beauty. It’s a wonderful spot to land with the fam. However, we recommend planning ahead if you desire to ice skate. This is a popular thing to do here! For more information on shows and events, click here to view daily schedules.


Carmel Christkindlemarket Hours, Location, and Reviews

The Carmel Christkindlemarket is open from November 17th – December 23rd, 2018 with these hours.

Open Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Closed Monday & Tuesday


10 Center Green Ln., Carmel, IN 46032

Between The Palladium and The Tarkington Theater

Parking is available in garages near by!


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