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 3rd, 2021

  • 5:30pm to 10:00 pm

  • December 4th, 2021
  • 10:00 am to 8:00 pm


Main Street, Downtown Black River Falls 54615

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Get ready for the Christkindl Festival
Event Day Time Location
Grand Illumination Friday 6:00 PM
Fireworks over the Black River Saturday 7:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa
Decorate Cookies
Christkindl Coronation
Bake Sale
Trolley Rides
Parade Saturday 6:00pm
Royal Tea


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An Itinerary for Christkindl: Enjoy All of the Festivities!


  • 5:30pm – Tree lighting at Jackson County Courthouse with Christmas Carols.
  • 6pm – Grand Illumination of Downtown Businesses.
  • 8pm – Voting for Downtown window decorating contest.  Ballots must be turned in to the ballot box in front of the Courthouse Christmas tree by 10pm  

Saturday (Main Street 9a-8p)

  • 9am Vendor Set up.
  • Santa Run at the Chamber
  • Pictures with Santa at the Black River Country Bank.
  • 9a-12p Grinch Waffles at Revolutions
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Wright Place.
  • 10a-5p Main Letters to Santa at the Merchant General Store.
  • 10a-3p – Bergs Horsedrawn Trolley rides downtown, load & unload in front of the Sampson Art Gallery.
  • 10a-12p – Decorate cookies with BRFPD at Reflections on Water.
  • 10am – Christkindl coronation at the Lemonade Academy.
  • 10a-2p – Free Christmas Brats and hot chocolate at the Republican Office.
  • 10a-4p Rainbow Rock Reiki 20% and psychic readings.
  • 12p-2p – Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies at Reflections on Water.
  • 12p-4p – Sand Creek Brewery Tours.
  • 1p – Soup contest in front of Moe’s Hardware. $5
  • Bake sale for the Black River Falls Figure skating Club.
  • Fevolden Farm Alpacas by Smiley Bear on N. 2nd Street.
  • First Fruits – $1 popcorn sundaes and in-store specials.
  • Karma New & Used – 10% off items storewide.
  • 6pm – Parade – Parade line up starts at 2pm on N. 5th Street.  Royal Tea before the parade.
  • TBD – Community band will play on the corner by Wamandee Bank. 
  • Carpi’s is having hot dog baskets buy one get one free. 
  • Stop by Holistic Works, Jackson County Historical Society, Mr. Pita, Rozarios, Cozy Corner and Cinco de Mayo for more great specials all day!
  • There will be warming kettles by the streets and local vendors in the businesses.
  • 7pm – Fireworks over the Black River.
Vendor Registration
Parade Registration

Interested in Joining the Christkindl Court?

Christkindl Court Expectations and Release Form

Applicant must be between the ages of 12-15. Applicant must be a resident within the Black River Falls School District area. Applicant will be expected to be a representative of the Black River Falls Downtown Association at all times. This means you will represent yourself in a respectful manner both in person and on social media. Failure to do so may result in removal from Christkindl Court.

An interview process with a panel of judges will select the court on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm (location to be announced). On the day of interviews and coronation please dress your best (no shorts or jeans).

2021 Christkindl Application

  • Release Agreement

  • By signing this application form, I hereby release this information for use in the judging process and in connection with the Christkindl Festival.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Parent Release Agreement

  • I, as the Parent/Guardian of the contestant who is seeking the 2021-2022 Christkindl Court, have fully read and understand the expectations of my son/daughter. By signing this, I hereby agree and adhere to these expectations.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Duties include:

  • Participation in Christkindl Festival
  • Project Christmas
  • Karner Blue Butterfly Festival
  • Art Festival
  • and other promotional events put on by the Downtown Association.

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