Some European regions believe in Christkindl, the Christmas fairy.

The belief in Christkindl originated from the Christ child. On Christmas Eve, Christkindl enters homes and decorates the family’s Christmas tree, leaving behind gifts for the children. Around the world, communities attend Christkindl markets where they buy gifts, enjoy local delicatessens, and celebrate other festivities. The Christkindl Festival is an enchanting celebration in the spirit of Christmas.


  • December 2nd, 2022

  • 4:30pm to 9:00 pm

  • December 3rd, 2022

  • 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Main Street, Downtown Black River Falls 54615

If you are interested in being an art/craft vendor or participating in our parade for our annual Christkindl on Saturday, December 3, 2022, please fill in the form below. The cost is $25.00 payable at the time of registration. This is non-refundable and guarantees you a 10×10 vendor spot outdoors which will be located in historic downtown Black River Falls. Spaces are limited and will be assigned on the day of. Vendors are responsible for all set-up materials (tables, chairs, etc.).

There is no charge to participate in our parade.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to having you join us for this amazing festival!  If you have any questions please email us at or call us at (715)284-2503.

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An Itinerary for Christkindl: Enjoy All of the Festivities!

Friday December 2nd 4:30-9pm
4:30-6:30pm – Hot Chocolate and Ornament Decorating at Endless Memories Photography
5pm – Christmas Caroling on the Courthouse Lawn
5:30pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Courthouse Lawn sponsored by Northern Family Farms ~ pick up your Downtown Window Decorating Contest ballots and walk in our beautiful downtown to look at the windows in the contest and vote for your favorite. Ballots due back in the big Christmas Present Box on the Courthouse Lawn by 9pm. Then head downtown for food and drink specials.

Saturday December 3rd 8am to 4:30pm
8-1 Grinch Waffles and Who Hash at Revolution Coffee
9am-gone The Island of Misfit Toys at Reflections on Water ~ every child gets a toy
9-11 Snowflake Stamped Bags at the haberASHery reStore
9-12 You Bake Me Happy Cupcake Sales in Reflections on Water
9-1 Crafts with Kids at Riverside Nutrition
The Grinch at Revolution
9-4 Santa’s Mailbox – Letters to Santa at Revolution Coffee
Christkindl Official Postmark Station at The Merchant General Store
10am Christkindl Court Coronation at The Wright Place
Window Decorating Contest Winners Announced
10-12 Cookie Decorating with BRFPD at Reflections on Water
11-1 Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus Location to be Determined*
11-2 Christmas Brats and Hot Chocolate at the Republican Office
10-3 Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
Vendors on North First Street
10-4 Crystals Galore Sale, Aura and Energy Portraits by Schan Wylde, Psychic &/or Tarot Card Readings by Beth Young at Rainbow Rock Reiki Wellness Center
11am Kylee’s Soup Cookoff
Free Entry, Set up 10:30, 5 qtr. crockpot own soup with server, $5 to sample soups, winners
announced at 4pm
11-4 Kids Craft, Exclusive Holiday Deals and Free Refreshment, cash prizes at Millie Js
12-2 Cookie Decorating with Jackson County Sheriff Deputies at Reflections on Water
2-5pm Refreshments, Treat and Shopping at River Haven Salon & Boutique
2-5pm Photos with Santa, Fresh popcorn & Apple Cider at Back to the Basics Photography
3pm Royal Tea at the Black River Country Bank
TBD Karner Blue Butterfly Princess at Black River Country Bank
4:30pm Parade

All Day Events
Warming Kettles sponsored by Carpenter Tree’s Service
Smores with our Christkindl Court
Sand Creek Brewery Tours
Free Mexican Ponche Tea & Hot Mexican Chocolate at Cinco de Mayo
$1 Popcorn Sundaes and In Store Specials at First Fruits Common Market
Stop in at Moe Hardware for a giveaway along with treats for the kids
Get 10% off all accessories and free account review at Verizon

Check out Little Vinnys, Abidance Ovens, Karma New & Used, Rozarios, Sampson Art Gallery, PriceLand Hemp, Carpis and Sunnyside Café for their specials as well!

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