Carmel Christkindlmarkt

November 16- December 24:
Mon. & Tues. Closed, Wed. & Thurs.: 4-9pm, Fri., Sat., Sun.: 12-9pm
Closed Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving 
The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is bringing the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana. 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.” These markets feature a delightful blend of holiday food, drinks, gifts, and decorations. Various regions of Germany became well-known for their hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wood-working, artwork, or textiles. Today, millions of people enjoy Germany’s Christmas markets each year.


Carmel welcomes a beautiful new market feature!

Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Inc. has partnered with Steinbach to bring this beautiful installation to Carmel for the 2018 Christkindlmarkt. Steinbach is a celebrated German company that is well known for their world-famous nutcrackers and handmade wooden Christmas products, which are also featured at the market.  They see the great potential of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, and want to be part of its continued success. This partnership will ensure that Steinbach will be adding to the cultural authenticity of the Christkindlmarkt for many years, and will also ensure that this iconic German Glühwein Pyramid will be a fixture of our city’s Christmas traditions for generations to come.

Fun facts about the Glühwein Pyramid

Inspired by the traditional German Christmas decoration called the “Weihnachtspyramide” or Christmas Pyramid, these life size versions of the Christmas Pyramid have a rich history and tradition at the Christmas markets in Germany.

– Only one like it in the United States

– 33 feet tall with over 3,000 lights

– Weighs an estimated 10 tons

– Made with maritime pine plywood

– Rotating fan blades, powered by an electric motor

Here are a few reminders:
*The Christkindlmarkt is open Wednesday-Sunday
*Pets are not allowed
*There is no admission fee to enter but if you wish to skate or make purchases, there is a cost associated with that
*Parking is available at the Veterans Way garage or the City Center garagePlease check for more specific details.