On November 15 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.
This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands. Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony.
8th Annual German-Style Holiday Market! FRIDAY, November 22, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm SATURDAY, November 23, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KRISKINDLMARKT looks and smells like a European Christmas village. Last year we welcomed more than 1000 guests and we've grown into a “can’t miss” event in the Alleghany Highlands!
Enjoy "The Mill" (our repurposed, unheated 100+ year old lumber mill behind the School) filled with laughter, lights, holiday scents & cheer, shopping & entertainment! German Father Christmas will make a visit! Live music throughout the event. Dress warmly.
THE MILL CAFE & BAR: European-style breads & pastries, German beer & authentic Gluhwein (for ages 21+), mulled apple cider & cold beverages. Fabulous German food choices for your dining-in or take-out pleasure. The Cafe & The Gallery (upstairs) provides seating to diners. Frauhlein helpers will assist diners in transporing meals & drinks upstairs to their seats as needed.
ENTRY FEE: $2 cash admission; Free for children 12 and younger. Dress warmly.
RAFFLES & SILENT AUCTION: Raffles of artisan-made items from KRISKINDLMARKT vendors & donors. Tickets are sold during the event with drawings done at event close (winners do not need to be present). Many beautiful items are also featured in a Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands.