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Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Mayor Brainard to celebrate Year of German‐American Friendship with float in parade

Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Mayor Brainard to celebrate Year of German‐American Friendship with float in parade

Post Date:10/01/2018 8:00 AM

 Carmel Christkindlmarkt

City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032

 

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:          Meg Gates Osborne  (317) 590-7522
Date:                 October 1, 2018
Release:          Immediate


Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Mayor Brainard to celebrate Year of German‐American Friendship with float in parade


What:

Indiana’s biggest German Christmas market will help celebrate the Year of German‐ American Friendship with a special float in the Kick-off Parade in downtown Indianapolis. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard will join in the fun as the parade marches from Monument Circle to the Athenaeum “Das Deutsche Haus” on Michigan Avenue where there will be a post-parade celebration. The Year of German-American Friendship is a year-long public diplomacy campaign funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and supported by the Goethe-Institute and the BDI, or the Federation of German Industries.


When:

Parade will take place Sunday, October 7, at 1 p.m. It is one of many events that weekend designed to kick off the Year of German-American Friendship. The German Consulate General Chicago will host the event.


Who:

Mayor Jim Brainard, Christkindlmarkt CEO Maria Murphy and others will participate.


Where:

Parade is free and open to the public, starting at Monument Circle.


Background:

Beginning October 3, 2018, and lasting through the end of 2019, the Year of GermanAmerican Friendship will feature events and exhibitions across the United States in the fields of politics, culture, education, science, business, and industry. The campaign seeks to highlight the strong ties between the U.S. and Germany and the unique importance of continued transatlantic cooperation

This event coincides with five similar kick-off events in other major cities. The schedule for the Midwest kick-off includes public programming such as lectures and panels, musical performances, and a cultural fair in the Athenaeum Foundation Indianapolis on October 6 followed by a car show and parade.

A detailed program as well as registration links for the parade and car show can be found on the event website:
https://www.sequencesports.com/year-of-germany-deutschlandjahr

Don’t miss the 2018 Carmel Christkindlmarkt
November 17 – December 23
Wednesdays & Thursdays 4‐9 p.m. / Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays Noon‐9 p.m.
10 Center Green
Carmel, IN 46032


MARIA MURPHY, CEO
317-559-6608
maria@carmelchristkindlmarkt.com
www.carmelchristkindlmarkt.com

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