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Events

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7am-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 25

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

9am-1pm Sat. Nov. 25

Dotters Books: Small Business Saturday Pop Up

Avalon Floral hosts a pop up with Dotters Books. Avalon has 50% off holiday decor and items, and Dotters is taking special orders for the book lovers in your life.

Avalon Floral
506 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Nov. 25

4th Annual There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique

Featuring art in a wide variety of mediums. The barn is located in the unique setting of the rolling hills in Willard, Wisconsin.

There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique
N9647 Gorman Ave
Willard

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Nov. 25

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All…

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Nov. 25

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all the necessary items to create some huge structures! Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun. Free with Museum membership or…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Nov. 25

Durand Dazzle Day

An all day event to raise holiday spirits, with a bake sale, book sale, craft/vendor sale, Christmas walk (a tour of area homes), free events in Memorial park, exotic animal viewing zoo, carriage and trolley rides, marshmallow roast, and…

Downtown Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 25

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Nov. 25

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:45-11:45am Sat. Nov. 25

Kids Yoga Series

Join Abby Shroeder for this 4-week series where your kiddos will learn all about yoga in fun way. Parents can enjoy a class of their own at the same time in the HOT studio. The adult class is included with the purchase of the Kids Yoga…

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio
2839 Mall Dr.
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Full series - $40 for members, $50 for non-members; $15 Drop-in Rate

Age: Ages 5-11

11am-3pm Sat. Nov. 25

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house.

Rutledge Charity Building
404 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 25

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 Sat. Nov. 25

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 Sat. Nov. 25

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Nov. 25

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

4-7pm Sat. Nov. 25

Run for the Lights 5K/1M

A family orientated 5k and 1 Mile Run/ Walk through the Irvine Park and the Christmas Village. All proceeds go to the Christmas Village. Chip timed 5k. Race starts at 4pm in the Irvine Park Main Pavilion. There will be awards, refreshments,…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 person / $75 family

Age: All ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 25

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

7pm Sat. Nov. 25

Jingle Jams: Jerrika Mighelle

A Jerrika Mighelle show is not just about her music as she also provides an authentic experience through her style of honest, playful, and lighthearted banter that makes you feel that you are old friends. Join them in the Volume One gallery…

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Nov. 25

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30-10pm Sat. Nov. 25

Lorie Line & Her Pop Chamber Orchestra King of Kings

Lorie Line returns and brings her traditional Christmas show to Eau Claire, which is perfect for the family. Lorie will be bringing her world-class Pop Chamber Orchestra and a featured guest vocalist. And Santa always shows up at a Lorie Line…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $49 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

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