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. The festivities begin the first Saturday of December and include:

• Live Reindeer
• Christkindl  Christmas Coronations

• Parade
• Tree Lighting
• Downtown Window Display

• Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
• Visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus

Questions? Contact:

Download Window Display Decorating Contest Form

Interested in Joining the 2019-2020 Christkindl Court?

Christkindl Court Expectations and Release Form

Applicant must be between the ages of 12-15 as of November 15, 2019. 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). Coronation will be held on Saturday December 7th at 10am in the 124 Main Street. Applicants must arrive by 9:30am.

  • 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.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Parent Release Agreement

  • I, as the Parent/Guardian of the contestant who is seeking the 2019-2020 Christkindl Court, have fully read and understand the expectations of my son/daughter. By signing this, I hereby agree and adhere to these expectations.
  • Date Format: 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.
Download PDF Application