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Santa wants to see you and your pet(s) before he makes his trek back to the North Pole for Christmas Eve!

Meg Gates Osborne, Carmel event manager, joined us today along with Santa and one of his little helpers to share how pets can get photos with Santa this holiday season.

“Pet Night with Santa” is taking place on December 7 & 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can find Mr. Claus at the Santa House in the Indiana Design Center parking lot located at 200 South Range Line Road Carmel, IN sponsored by Allied Solutions. 

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What happens at Holiday in the Arts District? Anne O’Brien, project manager for the City of Carmel, joined us today to share more about all of the fun festivities happening in the city of Carmel on December 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities are free and plenty of parking nearby, the season’s kick-off event takes place in the Indiana Design Center parking lot located at the southwest corner of 3rd Street SW and S. Range Line Road.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Road) or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded here.


It’s almost that time of the year! The Carmel Christkindlmarkt will soon be open for the holiday season!

Named USA Today’s best holiday market, The Carmel Christkindlmarkt brings a spark of holiday charm to the city.  

The German market offers handmade crafts, ice skating, a German-inspired eatery and a variety of shops.

Maria Murphy, CEO and market master for Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Dr. Bradford Bopp, owner of Carmel Christkindlmarkt, and Greg Burton, owner of Frankenmuth Clock Company, joined us today to share how excited they are for it to be opening for the season after shutting down last year due to COVID-19.

The market will be open beginning November 20 to December 24 and closed for Thanksgiving Day.

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INDIANAPOLIS — (WISH) The holidays are HERE at the City of Carmel! They are launching Holiday at Carter Green on Saturday, Nov. 20. The event will feature music for the season, tree lighting, Santa with his live reindeer and the grand opening of the Christkindlmarkt and The Ice at Carter Green.

Dan McFeely from the Economic Development & Community Relations at City of Carmel and Santa Claus joined us today on Indy Style to let us know more! McFeely told us this event has been going on for about 20 years. Santa will be arriving around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and it is also the opening day of the Christkindlmarkt!

This event is fun for the entire family. Kids can look forward to meeting the big man himself, petting his reindeer, and Allied Solutions goodie bags. The tree lighting will happen at 5:30 p.m.

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The City of Carmel’s Oktoberfest at Carmel City Center is back! Celebrate with them on Friday, October 1st from 6-10 p.m. with food, drinks and live music entertainment featuring Der Polkatz!

Sam Bokodi, Vivante restaurant supervisor, and Melanie Lentz Brewer, City of Carmel Project Manager, joined us today with “Pretchos” and “Charcuterie Cups” to give us a taste of what to expect at the event.

The festival is free and open to all ages. During the event, many of the Carmel City Center Shops will be open for visitors to shop and browse while walking around the Center. You do not want to miss this family-friendly evening!

Along with live music, Oktoberfest will include:

Food and beverages from area restaurants (The Cake Bake Shop, Matt the Miller’s Tavern/Tucci’s, Le Peep, Vivante French Eatery and Manelé Café)
Airbrush tattoos for kids
Much, much more!

Der Polkatz, a 13-piece band that plays a variety of music from polka and waltz to classic hits and world music, will perform on the upper plaza of Carmel City Center beginning at 7pm, along Veteran’s Way. Guests are encouraged to enjoy food, entertainment and fall fun with the Palladium and the Carter Green serving as a scenic background.

Event parking is available in the Veterans Way Garage.

Carmel City Center is located at the southwest corner of City Center Drive and Rangeline Road. Parking is available along the street and in the Veterans Way Garage.

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Get your blood pumping with the inaugural Roundabout Ride in Carmel!

The City of Carmel and Bike Carmel will be hosting the inaugural Roundabout Ride on Saturday, September 25 at 8 a.m., sponsored by IU North Hospital.

Kevin W. Whited, transportation development coordinator for the City of Carmel ,and Matt Tanner of the suicide prevention non-profit benefiting from event, joined us today with what we can expect from the event.

This fun event will have two distance options, 25 miles and 50 miles; the costs will be $45 for the 25-mile option and $65 for the 50-mile option. $5 of each registration will be donated to the Rollfast Foundation for suicide prevention.

The routes will be capped at 100 riders for the 25-mile ride and 50 for the 50-mile ride so register as soon as possible as these events will fill up quickly.

The Roundabout Ride will begin and end in Midtown Plaza where a post-ride meal will be provided with music and a complimentary beer from Sun King Brewing Company.

The roads will be open to vehicle traffic for the duration of the ride and the Carmel Police Department will be stationed at strategic points along the route to manage traffic and safety.

Registration: 7 – 7:45 a.m.
Ride Begins: 8 a.m.
Ride Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Route Maps:
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50 Mile:

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In March, the City of Carmel will partner with the Carmel Arts Council on a special celebration of National Disability Awareness Month by seeking out artists of all ages and disabilities, residing in Carmel, to submit their art work for a special exhibit to be viewed both virtually and throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District during the Saturday evening Meet Me on Main event on March 13.

These wonderful works of art will include all art mediums, including three-dimensional projects and handmade crafts. They will be featured on the Carmel Arts Council website and be shared on social media throughout the month of March.

Wendy Kiefel, Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability Board Member and Laura Campbell, Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability Board Member of the Carmel City Council joined us today to share more about the event and why it is important for all to see and participate.

This special observance is being coordinated by the Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability. That committee was established through in 2019, for the purpose of fostering a culture of inclusivity within the City of Carmel.

The Committee represents the diverse needs and interests of disabled people within our City, provides comment on the City’s current services, policies and practices and provides informed input on the development and assessment of future City projects and services that impact people with disabilities. The Committee also works with local employers to employ more people with disabilities and helps create positive social activities to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

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