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Holidays In Carmel

Lose yourself in the warmth of the holiday season.

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Decorated city sidewalks, festive music playing, and small locally owned shops welcome you in the Carmel Arts & Design District and Carmel City Center.

We offer you a picture perfect backdrop to find one-of-a-kind gifts. The Arts & Design District and City Center invite you to visit our family of more than sixty shops and restaurants and experience the festivities of the holiday season in Carmel.

Don’t miss the perfect kickoff to the season at the City of Carmel’s Holiday on the Square event on Saturday,  at Carmel Civic Square, featuring the holiday lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, live reindeer and other animals to pet, holiday entertainment and children's activities. This event is free and open to the public.

Visit for more information.

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Carmel Holiday Trolley
     Saturday, December 3, 2-5 p.m.
     Saturday, December 10, 2-8:30 p.m.
     Saturday, December 17, 2-5 p.m.


Enjoy your holiday shopping! Ride the festive Carmel Holiday Trolley as you shop unique, local boutiques and galleries in our Arts & Design District, Indiana Design Center and City Center.

Riders will receive free gifts and that warm glow that comes from knowing you have supported our local merchants.


For a listing of shops, restaurants and services at Carmel City Center, visit

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On Saturday, December 3 from 5-6 p.m., 99.5 WZPL will give away tickets and Meet & Greets to the biggest holiday concert, Jingle Jam, to visitors of Bath Junkie at Carmel City Center. Winners will be drawn every 15 minutes for a pair of tickets to Night 1 of Jingle Jam (December 12) and Meet and Greets to meet X Ambassadors! Bath Junkie is located at 741 Hanover Place. Jingle Jam 2016 Night 1 will be held at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza on Monday, December 12 featuring Gavin DeGraw, Hey Violet and X Ambassadors. 

Winter Wonderland
Local Carmel High School (CHS) students from CHS Art Club will paint storefront windows to create a “Winter Wonderland” at Carmel City Center on Saturday, November 19th. The public is invited to take a walking tour of the “Winter Wonderland.”

“Shop & Dine Local Passport to Savings”
Monday, November 21 - Sunday, November 27
Just in time for the holidays! Support small businesses and shop for yourself or shop for a loved one. Either way, don’t miss out on seven days of special deals and promotions. Visit the shops and restaurants from November 21-27, 2016 and use your passport book to save! 3 lucky winners will be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to a Carmel City Center business after visiting 4 shops. Simply visit a shop, get a sticker in your passport and turn in the completed passport book to Hubbard & Cravens or Endeavor Boutique by Sunday, November 27. No purchase necessary.

Pick up a Shop & Dine Local Passport
Hubbard & Cravens, located at 703 Veterans Way,
Endeavor Boutique, located at 846 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel, beginning November 10.

To view and download the Passport visit:

Participating businesses include: 14 Districts Weekend, Addendum, Bath Junkie, beauty+grace, The Bike Line, blue bar, Carmel Tailoring, divvy, Endeavor Boutique, Fishman Fine Jewelers, House of Z, Hubbard & Cravens, InCycle, J.Benzal Menswear, Matt the Miller’s Tavern, Megan Danielle Skincare, Pure Concepts Salon, United Fidelity Bank and The Yoga Studio.

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For a directory of shops, restaurants and services in the Carmel Arts & Design District, visit

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Activities in the Arts & Design District during the Holiday Season:
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Visit Santa at his Santa House in the PNC Bank parking lot (northeast corner of Main St. and Range Line Rd.):
Saturday, December 3, 2-5 p.m. (in conjunction with Holiday in the Arts District)
Saturday, December 10, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2-5 p.m.

December 10-22
Join us for the 8th Annual Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt. Begin the hunt at All Things Carmel (110. W Main St., Suite 104) and follow the clues that will lead you to discover hand-decorated gingerbread houses in merchants’ holiday windows. Prizes can be picked up from All Things Carmel.
For more details, click here:

December 10-22
Send a letter to Santa this holiday season at Santa’s special mailbox sponsored by ArtSplash Gallery at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140. Each child who posts a letter to Santa will receive a personalized, hand-written response from Santa!

On Saturday, December 17 from Noon to 1 p.m., stop in to All Things Carmel in the Carmel Arts & Design District for your chance to win pairs or four packs of tickets to see Straight No Chaser on their I'll Have Another...20th Anniversary World Tour. Winners will be drawn every 15 minutes and must be present to win. The tickets will be good for the Friday, December 23 performance.
All Things Carmel is located at 110 W. Main St., Suite 104 in Sophia Square. Straight No Chaser will perform December 21 – 23 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre.

100 UNDER $100
Throughout the month of December, visit participating galleries in the Arts & Design District to find “100 Artworks Under $100,” featuring one-of-a-kind masterpieces perfect for holiday gift-giving priced at $100 or under.
Gallery owners run this special to make sure patrons know that art can be accessible and affordable to all art lovers.

Holiday in the Arts District
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Pictures from Holiday in the Arts District 2016

PNC Bank parking lot, Main St. & Range Line Rd.

Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, carriage rides, a visit from Santa, special activities and more! This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit:

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Gallery Walk

Saturday, December 10 from 5-9 p.m.
Browse unique exhibits in each of the galleries and enjoy live entertainment, culture and shopping in the Carmel Arts and Design District at the holiday edition of the Second Saturday Gallery Walk.
For more information, visit:

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For a directory of shops, restaurants and services at the Indiana Design Center, visit

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For events at the Indiana Design Center during the holiday season, visit:

In addition to visiting the designer showrooms to get ideas for holiday home decor or hosting your holiday get-togethers, select stores in the Indiana Design Center also offer items for sale directly off the showroom floor, ranging from clocks, lamps, tables and more. Holder Mattress and H Curated also offer not only home décor and furniture, but unique gift items for those on your holiday shopping list.

Please click here for a list of all Events and Festivals in Carmel -  All Holidays in Carmel


Last updated: 12/5/2016 6:54:39 PM