Schedule

 

There’s something for everyone at Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt, a free event open to the public.

 
 
 

Friday


10:15 am - 7:00 pm

Festival Open

Shop, eat and be merry!

10:00 am

Grand Opening Parade

Led by the Christkind Angel and Father Christmas, Grand Marshall Bobby Jensen and
Town Crier Daryl Leipold

10:15 am

Christkindlsmarkt Opens

Christkind announces proclamation and cuts ribbon to open Christkindlsmarkt

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

KinderWorld Opens

Children’s heated center for music, storytelling, balloon artist,
face-painting and more

10:30 am - 6:30 pm

NorthPole Trolley

All aboard with Father Christmas, runs every 30 minutes

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree sales open at the Timber Bay Tree Sales lot

7:00 pm

Festival Closes

Biergarten open until 10:00 pm

 

Saturday


10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Festival Open

Shop, eat and be merry!

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

KinderWorld Open

Children’s heated center for music, storytelling, balloon artist,
face-painting and more

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

NorthPole Trolley

All aboard with Father Christmas, runs every 30 minutes
(closed at 4:30 & 5:00pm
for the parade)

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree sales open at the Timber Bay Tree Sales lot

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11:30 am & 12:30 pm

Live Music

River City Singers, a local
choral ensemble

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Live Reindeer

Live Alaskan reindeer you can pet!

2:00 pm

Live Music

Troy Fleming, German guitarist and yodeler

 

5:00 pm

St. Martin’s Children’s Lantern Parade

All children welcome! German lanterns for sale at the German Specialty Imports booth by the Festival entrance. Candle lights will be handed out to children for the parade. Father Christmas, with the children, lights the Christmas Tree and all sing Christmas carols

Parade begins at Lake St & Water St (in front of Dunn Bros) and parade goes down Water Street
to the festival site

7:00 pm

Festival Closes

Biergarten open until 10:00 pm

Sunday


11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival Opens

It’s the last day!

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

KinderWorld Open

Activities for children and
Mrs. Christmas comes to visit

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

NorthPole Trolley

All aboard with Father Christmas, runs every 30 minutes with Father Christmas on board to listen to all the secret wishes

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree sales open at the Timber Bay Tree Sales lot

4:00 pm

Fresh Garland Sales

Buy the garland used for the festival for your own decor - 50¢/foot. Pick up at the information booth