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Indy Guide: Christmas Comes to Carmel

I love old Indianapolis holiday traditions, like our bi-annual attendance of IRT’s performance of A Christmas Carol, the “too expensive for me to afford” ISO Yuletide Celebration, and the “I always want to go, but never seem to make it” Jingle Rails at the Eiteljorg Museum. But I’m also very excited for new experiences this year, like Winterlights at Newfields (already got my tickets!), the Carmel Symphony Orchestra holiday concert at the Palladium (also already got my tickets!), and the new Christkindlmarkt.

Is it just me or is Carmel really rocking it out this Christmas? Husband and I have a whole festive day planned to check it out this Saturday (12/9).

We’re starting with the budget-friendly festive concert (youth tickets are only $5!), complete with a carol sing-a-long with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We’re then heading right over to visit the nearby Christkindlmarkt to check out traditional German foods and gifts, surrounded by an outdoor ice skating rink. The holiday trolley is then going to move us along to check out local shopping, art, and dinner. SO MUCH CHRISTMAS CHEER!

Ice Skating, Carmel, Indiana
Photo by Carmel Christkindlmarkt

I’m super excited and am crossing my fingers that Husband doesn’t get held up at work or I’ll be texting all my friends to join me!

Here’s a few more details if you also want to make a family-friendly day trip to Carmel this weekend!

  • Free Parking available in the parking garage next to Palladium.
  • Free Santa Visits Pre-Concert in the Palladium 2:30-2:55.
  • Concert begins at 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visits during intermission as well.
  • B105.7 will be on-site with a fun holiday photo booth.

You can find more concert details here and more information about holiday festivities in Carmel here. Let me know if I should look for you there!

What other things should I be doing in the Indy area this holiday season?

Lindsay Sig

4 comments on “Indy Guide: Christmas Comes to Carmel

  1. Seems like everyone has a Christmas Market though some are better than others. The French ones just don’t have the same atmosphere as those in Germany and Eastern Europe where the mulled wine tends to be better too!


  2. This sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a blast!💗


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