2023 Christkindl Fest Virtual Booklet
Posted on December 7, 2021 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
WELCOME TO ASCENSION’S 4th ANNUAL CHRISTKINDL FEST! THE FOLLOWING IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THIS YEAR’S CHRISTKINDL FEST; WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO AND WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING PLUS INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Upper Parking Lot
Lower Parking Lot
Welcome Hut / Food / Drink / Cocoa the Cupcake Truck / Pretzel Hut / Hot Cocoa, S’mores and Popcorn Hut / Petting Zoo / Warm Fires & Seating Areas
Ornament Craft for all ages / Pottery / Woodwork / Warm Fires & Seating Areas
Fellowship Hall (inside, off upper patio)
Quilts / Toys / Handmade Crafts / Fused Glass Pieces / Tupperware / Painted Crafts / Seating Areas
*Scroll down for more information on this year’s vendors!
- 3:30PM: Christkindl Fest Begins!
- 3:45PM: Welcome & Fest Dedication
- 4:00PM: Caroling & Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Introduction (LFSRM)
- 4:45PM: Caroling and candle-lit Silent Night
- 5:30PM: Caroling and LFSRM re-introduction
- 6:00PM: Caroling and candle-lit Silent Night
- 6:15PM: Closing and 2023 Christkind Crowning
THANK YOU TO THE ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH COMMUNITY AND THE MANY VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED IN MAKING THIS YEAR’S CHRISTKINDL FEST HAPPEN. THE FEST IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR DEDICATION AND HARD WORK!
2023 CHRISTKINDL FEST SPONSORS: ALC ENDOWMENT – ASCENSION’S LAY MINISTRY TEAM – THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACTION TEAM GRANTS – GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM MEMBERS & FRIENDS
Video Messages from this year’s Christkind, Annie Pirtle!
FOOD / DRINKS / MUGS – PRICING
***CASH IS PREFERRED. CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED***
GERMAN SAUSAGE / POTATO CHIPS
GERMAN SAUSAGE – $6
Chips – $2
Hot dogs – $4
*SAUERKRAUT & CONDIMENTS AVAILABLE
There is a .75 transaction fee.
*AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE WELCOME HUT
CLEAR, GLASS MUGS, DESIGNED BY DENNIS BAGENSTOS – $10
SPECKLED CAMPFIRE MUGS, DESIGNED BY CRYSTAL BOEVERS – $10
ST. NICHOLAS MUG, DESIGNED BY DEB MOEHLER – $10
AVAILABLE AT THE PRETZEL HUT – $2
*CHEESE & MUSTARD AVAILABLE
CANDIED ALMONDS & LEBKUCHEN
FREE AT THE WELCOME HUT!
COMPLIMENTARY AT GLUHWEIN TENT.
*A DELICIOUS BLEND OF CHEESES FROM TRADER JOES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO TASTE AT NO COST.
*SEE BELOW FOR ALCOHOL POLICY.
HOT COCOA & S’MORES
COMPLIMENTARY HOT COCOA AT THE HOT COCOA HUT!
S’MORES PACKS AVAILABLE AT THE CUPCAKE TRUCK, WITH PURCHASE OF A CUPCAKE
COMPLIMENTARY THROUGHOUT EVENT SITE
Ascension Lutheran Church is grateful to provide various alcoholic beverages for this year’s Christkindl Fest. We also want to keep all who attend and drive back home safe. It is our practice to check ID’s at the table next to the Gluwhein tent where you’ll receive a wristband and two tickets for drinks through the event. Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep all having fun safely!
2023 CHRISTKINDL FEST VENDORS
- Fair Trade: Through your purchases of Fair Trade handcrafts and foods, artisans and farmers in more than 30 countries are lifted out of poverty, building healthier and more sustainable communities worldwide. They are given a voice and treated with respect. They earn a fair income, send their children to school, develop vital community projects like water wells and medical clinics, and improve their skills through training.
- ALC Card Ministry: Don’t miss this table full of hand–crafted cards and so much more! Looking for fun stocking stuffers, you’ve come to the right place!
- Bowls, cards, t-shirts and ‘grumies”, Oh my!: Artist Wini Klein has prepared a unique and creative assortment of crafts, apparel and more.
- Discovery Toys with Grandma Alice: Back by popular demand, Grandmas Alice has all the toys guaranteed to keep your children learning and having fun!
- SaraJane Hartman Tupperware: This innovative Tupperware business specializes in customizable food storage solutions, featuring a range of unique items like modular containers with smart portion control and sustainable materials and more!
- Tsilla Reyner Painted Crafts: Tsilla is a member of the Palmer Lake Art Group and specialized in fine art—painted glass, light fixtures and more.
- Quilts for New Beginnings: This group’s quilts and crafts are superb. Over 20 members strong, the group has prepared quilts, purses, table cloths and even special treats guaranteed to please all ages!
- Stephanie Brown’s Glasswork: From light and box covers and plates and more, Stephanie’s fused glasswork will stun you with it’s beauty!
- Cassie Voelker’s Pottery: You’re invited to experience the magic of handmade artistry during this festive season. Whether you’re searching for a thoughtful gift or a special keepsake, the pottery vendor at the Christmas market offers a delightful blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and holiday spirit.
- Troy’s Woodwork Creations: “I’m just a guy with a scrollsaw and some pine hoping to provide unique Christmas decor, ornaments, and other woodworking crafts. Hope to see you at the fest!” ~Troy
- Cocoa the Cupcake Truck: Sweet treats have been created and baked especially for the fest—snowflakes, mint, gingerbread and more. This truck is guaranteed to delight and bring out the kid in everyone!
- Boy Scout Troupe Popcorn: The Boy Scouts are selling delicious popcorn at the Hot Cocoa Hut! Indulge in gourmet popcorn and get free s’mores kits and hot cocoa!
FEST DONATIONS FOR LFSRM
Each year, an organization is chosen to benefit from Fest guest’s donations. This year, we’ll bless Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) with monetary donations (any amount) and gift cards (King Soopers, Walmart & Goodwill). (Cash or credit card donations received at the Welcome Hut)
CHRISTKINDL FEST ENTERTAINMENT
FEATURED MUSICIAN – Susan Nosal (Accordionist)
We are grateful for the festive sounds of Professional Accordionist, Susan Nosal. By day, Susan is a teacher and plays accordion by night at Edelweiss German Restaurant in Co. Springs.
Carols will be led by a group of singers! All are invited to join in the fun and sing some Christmas tunes! Or just enjoy listening!
Get your Fest Passport at the Welcome Hut. Follow its clues to punch your passports at the fest photo ops, tents and more. Return it to the Welcome Hut for a sweet treat!
BEYOND THE FEST
Join us this December at Ascension
December 17 | 8am & 10:30am
Our choir will perform a meaningful Christmas cantata during our worship services. You are invited!
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
December 24 | 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Join us for a candlelight worship as we welcome God into our lives and our world.
LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR FEST EXPERIENCE! YOUR FEEDBACK WILL HELP MAKE NEXT YEAR’S FEST EVEN BETTER. AND WE’D LOVE TO INCLUDE YOU IN THE PLANNING EFFORTS. JUST LET US KNOW!