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 Friday 8:00 PM Wright Place
Breakfast with Santa
Decorate Cookies
Christkindl Coronation
Bake Sale
Trolley Rides
Royal Tea

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An Itinerary for Christkindl: Enjoy All of the Festivities!

  • There will be a Grand Illumination on Friday December 3rd at 6pm at the Field of Honor Park, 120 N. Water St. with Christmas Carols
  • Head downtown for great food and drink specials and vote in our Window decoration contest.
  • At 8pm there will be fireworks over the Black River.
  • Saturday starts off with the Santa Run at the Chamber and pictures with Santa at the Black River Country Bank and Jackson County Bank.
  • Grinch Waffles at Revolution and Breakfast with Santa at the Wright Place.
  • Decorate cookies with BRFPD and Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies at Reflections on Water, Text Santa at Mobile Life, Selfie Station at New York Life and Tinsel and Tats at Black River Tattoo.
  • Christkindl coronation is at 10am at 124 Main Street followed by a kids court for the day and Baker sale for the Black River Falls Figure skating Club.
  • Don’t forget to mail your letter to Santa at the Merchant General Store.
  • We will have Reindeer on the courthouse lawn, Bergs Horsedrawn Trolley rides downtown and the Fevolden Farm Alpacas by Smiley Bear.
  • Stop in to Millie J’s to decorate your lantern to carry in the parade, YES we said parade, we are bringing the parade back this year at 5pm!
  • Royal Tea before the parade and Sand Creek Brewery Tours all afternoon.
  • Carpi’s is having hot dog baskets buy one get one free and the Comeback Bar and Grill has a Holiday gun and meat raffle for AMVETS post 5494 that will be drawn at 6pm.
  • Stop in to First Fruits, Rainbow Rock Reiki, 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.

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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