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7am-9:30pm Thu. Nov. 23

Christmas Village

Irvine Park Christmas Village will be open from dawn to dusk. The display will include more than 100,000 Christmas lights and over 100 life-size Christmas scenes that replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history. The park becomes…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7am Thu. Nov. 23

10th Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot

A 5 mile run and a 2 mile walk and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. This event is meant to be fun for the whole family, not just seasoned athletes. The Turkey Trot is perfect for anyone who wants to kick off Thanksgiving Day…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $25-30; Children $20-25

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 23

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

11am-4pm Thu. Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Buffet at 29 Pines

Join 29 Pines for Thanksgiving day for their annual Thanksgiving Buffet. Phone reservations recommended. Serving turkey, ham, roast beef, and all of your Thanksgiving favorites. Coffee, soda, and dessert included. Bloody Mary's and Spiked…

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
5872 33rd Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $17.99 Adults $16.99 Seniors $6.99 Kids 6-12 $6.99 Kids 5 and under $4.99

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 23

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 S Farwell St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 23

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 23

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

noon-2pm Thu. Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner

Individuals and families from all over the Chippewa Valley are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at the mission and a free community meal. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a delicious meal where they will be served by friendly staff and…

Hope Gospel Mission
8 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Thu. Nov. 23

Alano Club Thanksgiving Gathering

T turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. You are welcome to bring your favorite side dish to pass. The Alano Club is a social community interested in 12-step and other recovery-oriented meetings.

Alano Club
105 N. 21rst Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Nov. 23

30th Annual Christmas Village Opening Night

The lights go on at 5pm at the Christmas Village located at Irvine Park on Bridgewater Avenue in Chippewa Falls. The park will be only open to foot traffic from 5-6:30pm that night than vehicle traffic 6:30-9:30pm.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 23

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Nov. 23

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire