Field of Honor & Veterans Park
The Field of Honor is a lasting tribute to those men and women who have served our country in war and peace. Those who survived were forever changed. Those who died were forever young in their loved one's memories.
There are several beautiful gardens throughout the park, including the Freedom Steps garden by the Karner Blue Butterfly Garden Club. Created from old stone ballpark bleachers, the Freedom Steps feature a lovely tiered garden. The Karner Blue Butterfly Garden Club continues to beautify our downtown and city with gorgeous hanging flower baskets on Main Street.
Explore Black River Falls and Jackson County history through stunning murals. All murals were painted by local artist Susan Sampson.
The Christkindl Festival
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
| • Children's Activities
• Festive Entertainment with Local Area Talent
|• Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
• Visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus
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.