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Hamilton County, Indiana Comes Alive this Holiday Season

Home to one of the country's most authentic German Christmas markets, festive trolley tours, and an entire village dedicated to Christmas festivities, Hamilton County, Indiana is the perfect Hallmark movie-type destination for celebrating the holiday season.

Enjoy traditional German cuisine, drinks, and gifts at Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt, one of the country’s most authentic Christmas markets. Many travelers come far and wide to experience this German Christmas Market filled with authentic gifts, specialty beverages, and delicious eats!

Get wrapped up in the warmth of the holidays at Conner Prairie's A Merry Prairie Holiday, featuring thousands of illuminating lights, breathtaking rides, selfies with Santa, and enchanting holiday performances.

Listen to festive live music performances at The Palladium from Creole Christmas by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Holiday Hits by The Midtown Men, or head over to the Holiday Porchfest at Midtown Plaza!

Take a spin on the Holiday Trolley around Carmel's entertainment districts, where you can shop your heart out for the perfect gifts at the Art & Design District and Carmel City Center. Travelers can also hop on the Reindeer Express, Holiday Cheers! (21+), or the New Year's Eve Masquerade Express.

Make holiday shopping fun and revel in the winter arts magic at Nickel Plate Arts or NobelMade for beautiful art and handmade goods all made by local artists and makers.

Photo courtesy of Visit Hamilton County


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