New foods revealed for Carmel Christkindlmarkt – Hamilton County Reporter

Carmel Christkindlmarkt has finalized its supplier list for 2021. New food additions will include Döner kebab, Kartoffelpuffer and Springerle cookies.

According to CEO and market master Maria Murphy, doner kebab is a type of sandwich or wrap made with meat from a vertical rotisserie. Kartoffelpuffers are a type of potato pancake popular throughout Germany. Springerle cookies are shortbread cookies that feature an embossed pattern. All four are considered quintessential German treats.


“One of the many joys of visiting Carmel Christkindlmarkt is the variety of dining options, especially German dishes that we don’t often see on menus in central Indiana,” said Mayor Jim Brainard, who helped establish the market in 2017. ”Maria and Brian (Market COO) did a great job bringing new ideas to this year’s market and we can’t wait to experience the joys of German flavors.

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

The full list of suppliers is available at

In addition to vendors to buy, the market will feature an ice rink, courtesy of The Ice At Carter Green. Ice skating tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

Market makers 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 a brand new stage, we are delighted to provide a better experience for the many musical and cultural entertainment opportunities at the market,” said Market Master Maria Murphy. “It’s exciting to see Mayor Jim Brainard’s vision come to fruition and improve every year. Brian and I are blessed to be a part of this event.

The market will open at noon on November 20.

There are many ways people can get involved with Christkindlmarkt, from volunteering to sponsorship. You can find more information on participation opportunities at

The market will be open until December 24. For a list of all times and more information, please visit

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