Holidays in Carmel

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World class holiday shows at the Palladium, gift shopping in the Arts & Design District and City Center, outdoor activities and of course, Santa – just a few of the unique gifts waiting for you in Carmel.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt

November 16 - December 24
10 Center Green
The Carmel Christkindlmarkt offers a spectacular blend of traditional German foods and gifts, surrounding a beautifully adorned outdoor ice skating rink. With so much to see and do, the whole family will enjoy exploring the market and making cherished memories.

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Holiday at Center Green

November 23, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Center Green
Join us as we kick off the holidays in grand fashion! Holiday at Center Green features music for the season, tree lighting, Santa with his live reindeer and the grand opening of our Christkindlmarkt and The Ice at Center Green.

The Ice at Center Green

November 16 - February 29
Center Green
Lace up your skates and enjoy our new outdoor ice on crisp winter days and nights in the heart of Center Green.

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Center Green at The Center for The Performing Arts Webcam
This webcam, controlled by the Carmel Police Department, is updated every two seconds and shows Center Green looking north towards the Palladium.

Holidays in the Arts District

December 7, 2 - 5 p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District
Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, trolley rides, a visit from Santa, special activities and more surprises! This event is free and open to the public.

Holiday Porchfest

December 14, 4 – 6 p.m.

Holiday Trolley

November 29 - 30, December 6 , 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; Fridays 5 - 9 p.m., Saturdays 2 - 9p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District
Enjoy a spin around our city entertainment districts or brave the elements with a brisk stroll along the Monon Greenway. The free Holiday Trolley will stop in the Arts & Design District, Carmel City Center, the Indiana Design Center and Center Green for the Christkindlmarkt and Ice at Center Green.

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Meet Me on Main

December 14; 5 - 9 p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District
Browse unique exhibits in each of the galleries and enjoy live entertainment, culture and shopping in the Carmel Arts & Design District at the holiday edition of the Second Saturday Gallery Walk. 

Shopping in Carmel

Arts & Design District

Visit the Arts & Design District business directory at

Carmel City Center

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


Indiana Design Center

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

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