Today the Carmel Christkindlmarkt opens for 2018, their 2nd season. With a fresh ice storm probably still showing it’s presence, I’m sure it’s looking magical for opening day!
The center feature ice rink is back again and is my absolute favorite outdoor ice rink around town! The Ice @ Center Green is 100% worth visiting. Skating under the stars is magical in itself but add twinkle lights all around, an enormous surface, and gorgeous surrounding architecture and you won’t want to leave!
A few changes you’ll find from last year…
Last year it felt bitter bitter cold most of the winter. But don’t stay away because of the cold, there are plenty of fire pits and warmers all around the plaza
Straight from Germany, this really sets the tone of the whole market! It’s beautiful, festive, and really works!
A new (and sure to be loved by mommies everywhere) area for kiddos! They’ll have story time & crafts to keep the kiddos occupied, or bribed with (whichever is your style) so you can more enjoy the visit!
The Stocking Mugs
A new holiday tradition around our parts! Make sure you grab you mug early! Last year they ran out so soon! With a cute new design for 2018, it’s something you’ll want each to start collecting every year!
The Windows Advent Calendar
This might be my favorite addition! It definately adds charm and whimsy to the event! And you’ll just keep looking up at it!
And the last new thing that I’m pretty excited about is the Passport & Scavengar Hunt! Keep those nuggets busy while you get to look around at all the beautiful shops! Plus, if you get your Kinder Club passport stamped at 5 different huts – you get to turn it in for a special prize! Score!
The Holiday season is finally upon us so make your way over when you can! There’s so many great things to do around town you’ll want to get started as soon as you can!