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Carmel Christkindlmarkt

After a crazy, busy week Carrie wanted to take a drive on Sunday, so we ended up in Carmel, IN to check out the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. This very authentic German market was well worth the road trip! We truly felt like we were transported to Europe in many ways. We have visited Switzerland and to us it truly had a very Swiss feel about it. With favorite holiday foods from Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and other European countries the smells are glorious. The craftsmanship on display is amazing. And, they have a huge outdoor ice rink to explore your inner Dorothy Hamill or Brian Boitano. 😁


The Market is free to attend and parking is free as well. No tickets are required to attend.

This festival was voted as the #1 Best Holiday Market in the USA Today “10Best” competition for the third time.


Carmel is just north of Indianapolis. The market is open Friday thru Sunday 11am-9pm and Thursdays from 4 pm-9pm. It runs thru December 30. Closed on Christmas Day.


We also dropped by the elegant and ritzy Cake Bake Shop, which is just around the corner from the market. Carrie said, “You see this place? Well, this is what we’re doing if we win the lottery.” 😜 I guess we had better start buying a ticket.





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