Black Forest Christmas Market

The Black Forest Christmas Market took place on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Backyard Area of the Black Forest Community Center. Inspired by traditional German Christmas Markets, the free event certainly spread some holiday cheer in the Black Forest Community.

The Black Forest Christmas Market offered a safe shopping experience with unique gifts from local artisans, followed by a stroll through the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Community Center and Log School Park. Hot drinks were provided by R&R Cafe and delicious food was served from local food trucks. There was also live Christmas music from the Trombone Choir and a photo booth area for group pictures.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, vendors, and members of the Black Forest Community that helped make this a success.

Christmas Market Attractions

Artisan & Craft Fair

It was a great time to find that perfect gift for someone on your list while supporting artists from the local communities. 

Christmas holiday greeting design mockup
A closeup shot of a beautiful  snowflake-shaped ornament on the Christmas tree in winter

Decorations and Photo Booth

The volunteer team decorated the Black Forest Community Center and Log School park. The Western Storefront was also decorated and offered a great holiday group photo opportunity.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus attended the Black Forest Christmas Market! The Black Forest Community was able to visit with the Claus’s and get a photo with the famous couple. There was even a place for children to write and drop off letters to Santa.

Hot chocolate drink with marshmallows

Delicious Food & Hot Drinks

The Market was completely outdoors so the hot food and drinks were well-deserved. Thank you to the R&R Cafe, Black Forest Chew-Chew Gastrotruck, Miggy’s Meltdown, and Scratch Mobile Kitchen.

Live Christmas Music

Thank you to The Bare Bones Trombone Choir for coming out and playing live Christmas music. This group exists to promote the lifelong love of the trombone through performances, interactions with children, open rehearsals, and Trombone Christmas Colorado Springs.

Black Forest Christmas Market Vendors

We had a tremendous amount of talent contribute to the Black Forest Christmas Market.

We were so pleased to have close to 50 vendors participate with everything from delicious homebaked goods to beautiful home decor to unique holiday crafts.

The following vendors participated in the Black Forest Christmas Market:

3 Chickens Farm & Apiary/Tupperware, Affordable Mitigation,  Allan Fire House Salsa and BBQ Sauce, Bag It Brightly LLC, Black Forest Fusion, Bobbi Nielsen (BFACG), Cards by Molly, Cathy Morrison (BFACG), Color Street, Colorado Honey Lady, Cotton Blossom Caramel, Creative CrazyHorse, Custom Santa Trays, Deb’s Rugs, Early Bird Bakery, Elaine Potter (BFACG), Fun By Faye, Howling Wolf Photography, Jbdesignz, Julie Bee’s Honey Caramels, Mack’s Homemade Vanilla Extract, Mary Addington (BFACG), Nathaniel Brim, Nickolette Reynolds, One Nut Butter, Pamela Devereux (BFACG), Passanante’s Home Food Services, Patti Kryzanowski  (BFACG), Pwzcreatiions & A+B22llin2paint, Renaissance Winter Guard, Sally Burr – (BFACG), Sean’s Shire Creations, Seventh Blends, Shawna Graves, Simply Candles Scents, Stephanie & Anthony Torlish, Susanne Bittner (BFACG), The Cocoa Exchange, Trudy Lans (BFACG), VIXENFringe, WisCo Cheese, Woolly Works Knit Shop and German Bakery

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

The Black Forest Christmas Market was held in accordance with the El Paso County Level Red – Severe Risk status.

A ticket was required for entrance, and attendees had to enter the event at the time on their ticket and could attend only with members of their own household. Each zone of the Black Forest Christmas Market was be limited to 75 people. Social distancing and face masks were required for ages 5 and older.