Carmel Christkindlmarkt Announces 2021 Vendors

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Date: September 30, 2021

Contact: Nancy Heck
(317)571-2474 or [email protected]

CARMEL – The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has finalized its list of vendors for 2021. New food additions will include Döner kebab, Kartoffelpuffer, and Springerle cookies.

According to CEO and Market Master Maria Murphy, the Döner kebab is a type of sandwich or wrap made with meat from a vertical rotisserie. Kartoffelpuffer are a type of potato pancake popular throughout Germany. Springerle cookies are a shortbread-like cookie that feature an embossed design. All four are considered quintessential German treats.

“One of the many joys of visiting the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is the variety of food options, particularly the German foods that we don’t often see on menus in central Indiana,” said Mayor Jim Brainard, who established the Market in 2017. “Maria and Brian (COO of the Market) have done an excellent job bringing new ideas to this year’s Market and we cannot wait to experience the joys of German flavors.”

After cancelling last year’s Christkindlmarkt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Market will be back beginning on November 20 and running through December 24. More than 40 vendors will sell a variety of German food and drink, handmade gifts, artisan crafts and more at the 2021 Carmel Christkindlmarkt.

The full list of vendors can be found here:

Along with vendors to shop, the market will of course feature an ice-skating rink, courtesy of The Ice At Carter Green. Ice skating tickets go on sale October 1 and can be purchased here:

Market officials are also working on finalizing entertainment, including live music, selecting this year’s Christkind contest winner, and more.

“With a brand new winter pavilion and stage, we are thrilled to offer a better experience for the many musical and cultural entertainment opportunities at the Market,” said Maria Murphy, Market Master. “It’s exciting to see the vision of Mayor Jim Brainard come to fruition and get better each year. Brian and I are blessed to be a part of this event.”

The market will open at noon on Nov. 20.

There are many ways for people to get involved with the Christkindlmarkt, from volunteering to becoming a sponsor! More information on opportunities for involvement can be found at

The Market will be open through December 24. For a list of all hours and more information, please visit