Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has rolled out UserWay, an accessibility widget that provides an inclusive web experience. Website visitors can now customize their experience with a variety of visual aids and the ability to select from over 30 language settings.

“Implementing UserWay on CCPR’s website provides a user-friendly experience for all,” said This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CCPR Inclusion Program Supervisor. “It’s important to be mindful of how others experience and engage with the world. If there are ways we can eliminate unnecessary barriers, especially with modern advances in technology, we’re going to do that.” 

Santa Tours of Carmel

One year after making his inaugural tour of Carmel in a fire truck – visiting families and kids who were sheltered at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa will be making a return visit this holiday season with more tours and more opportunities to see the Jolly Old Elf and his friends from the Carmel Fire Department. The tours will begin Sunday, November 28 and include 10 dates with 10 different routes through Sunday, December 19.

Budweiser Clydesdale Parade

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in Carmel on Friday, November 19, including a parade of sorts through the Carmel Arts & Design District and Midtown.

Eight of these beautiful horses will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at the Kroger store on Range Line Road and be in place for visits and photo opportunities at 4 p.m. Shortly afterward, these “Gentle Giants” will parade through the streets of Carmel. 

CCPR Receives Land Donation

On November 9, 2021, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) closed on a land donation totaling approximately 63 acres from Falcon Nest II, LLC. The property, which is located in northeast Carmel near 146th Street and River Road, was donated in honor of Thomas Marcuccilli (pronounced Mark-ă-sell-ē), one of the original founders of STAR Financial Bank

Thomas Marcuccilli was a native Hoosier who contributed greatly to the Indiana economy and is remembered for his patience, generosity and positive influence in the state. Nearly 80 years ago, along with his business partner, he established STAR Financial Bank and saw great success. The Indiana community bank has since grown to $2.7 billion in assets and provides banking, mortgage, investing and wealth management services to Hoosiers across the state. 

After reviewing many applications for the iconic role of the Christkind, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt has chosen Annika Harshbarger, a student at Lawrence North High School as the 2021 Carmel Christkind, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship. The annual essay contest is sponsored by Wallington Asset

Amazing location that is secluded and convenient. 36 acres of beauty have been assembled on one of the most desirable locations in all of central Indiana. Minutes from Meridian Street and I-465. This property has privacy and is made for entertaining.

Carmel-based Lauth Group, Inc. has begun site work on the 1ST ON MAIN mixed-use development project. Located on the former PNC Bank branch/Lot One site at Main Street and Range Line Road, the project will feature:

  • 310-space parking garage with public access
  • Four-story, 73,000 SF Class-A office building with first floor restaurant space and a private rooftop terrace
  • 8 luxury condominiums ranging in size from 3.000 SF to 3,340 SF
  • 35 luxury apartment units
  • A community gathering plaza featuring the City’s Rotary Clock
  • Activated gathering areas within the site

317 Charcuterie offers guests an in-person gourmet charcuterie experience including wine and beer pairings along with grab and go charcuterie box options and private event space.

Drawing from her time studying abroad in Italy, owner Emily Houser brings a piece of the Italian culture to Carmel through her charcuterie boards. “The emphasis that Italians place on food and mealtimes to bring people together is quite the experience,” says Emily. “A charcuterie board tends to create that centerpiece for people to gather around, enjoy conversation and connect with one another.”

317Home is a furniture restoration and workshop studio now open in the interior plaza of Carmel City Center at 715 Hanover Place. 

Owned by Indiana native, Rebecca Null, 317Home brings the exclusive Annie Sloan brand to Carmel as an exclusive stockist and art studio. Rebecca first discovered the Annie Sloan brand 20 years ago and, along with her clientele, has grown more dedicated and attracted to the beautiful finish it creates. Guests will be able to purchase fully restored furniture with the Annie Sloan finish or join in-studio workshops to learn decoupage, molding, transfer, and other restoration techniques using their own furniture pieces. “The furniture will be painted in front of everyone, and it’s always fun to see a painted project coming together,” says Rebecca. 317Home also offers a wide selection of Annie Sloan products available for purchase including paints, waxes, and brushes.

Manelé Café, a Hawaiian inspired café, is located at 703 Veterans Way on the interior plaza of Carmel City Center, near Hotel Carmichael. 

A convenient counter service restaurant, Manelé Café features a 75-seat dining room along with patio space for guests to enjoy their fresh, island inspired fare. Manelé Café offers a health-forward menu of salads and rice bowls, sandwiches, and wraps. Breakfast is served all day with options such as Acai bowls which include their house-made granola, French Toast, Avocado Toast, breakfast bowls and skillets as well as a build your own Acai Bowl option. A wide variety of iced and hot coffee drinks and frozen drinks are on the menu including a build your own smoothie option. Manelé Café offers Hawaiian draft and bottled beer and Kona Brewing Co. spiked island seltzers along with mimosas and wine all day. Guests are welcome to enjoy a grab-and-go selection of snacks, fresh pastries, and fresh fruit all day as well.

Sign Up for Free Carmel Insider Newsletter

Fill out the short form below to start receiving the latest info about what's happening in Carmel.

Thank you to our Trusted Partners for helping support local entertainment, tourism and economic development.

Trusted Partners

Charleston Sc Site Logo 2


From road crews to restaurants, banks to breweries, Carmel local entertainment and tourism impacts nearly every local business each year. That ripple effect lasts longer than the average family visit to Carmel. Many of today’s visitors become tomorrow’s residents, neighbors and coworkers, creating even more economic and cultural growth.

We ask you to join as a Trusted Partner and be part of a select community of leading local businesses – of all industries and sizes – that work together to build a stronger future for Carmel, Indiana.