Carmel's Christkindlmarkt opens this weekend

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CARMEL (WTHR) - Crews are putting the finishes touches on the first ever Christkindlmarkt in Carmel.

The traditional German Christmas market kicks off at Center Green in Carmel on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

There will also be an outdoor ice skating rink in front of the Palladium.

There are more than 40 huts at Center Green, which will house a variety of vendors.

"Families have been doing these crafts for 8 generations sometimes," said Maria Murphy, with the Christkindlmarkt. "So we'll have nutcrackers, music boxes while have something called Schwibbogen, which are these huge candle arches, things that many people here in Carmel and central Indiana haven't seen before."

Follow these links for a full schedule of events, and a list of vendors.