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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sun. Dec. 3

Old and New Works by Anders Shafer

Anders Shafer has selected his works, from the 1970s to the present, that were significant to his development. Most of the works are sequential visual stories. Gallery is located on the library's second floor.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7am-9:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

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-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

Claymation Classics: Frosty the Snowman

Bring your family to enjoy these holiday claymation classics on the big screen in the Volume One Gallery/theater inside The Local Store.

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

9am-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

Snacktime Sundays

Enjoy complimentary hot cider and cocoa and cookies all afternoon.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-2pm Sun. Dec. 3

Brunch with Santa at 29 Pines

Come and enjoy Sunday Brunch with all the holiday trimmings. Santa can't wait to see everyone and will be available for pictures all day. There will also be cookie decorating, movies, games, and more. Call today to reserve a spot.

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

Cost: $10.99 (13 and up), $3.99 (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sun. Dec. 3

Twisty Tots Yoga

Join us with your sweet little tot to explore twisty yoga moves, relaxation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, while nurturing the bond between you and your toddler.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5/child; Parents Free

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 3

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 Sun. Dec. 3

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-6pm Sun. Dec. 3

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

12:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Paint your Pet

Makes a great gift for someone this holiday season. Send Cheers Pablo a high quality image of your pet, and our artist will create a customized sketch for this class. Email an image of your animal to cheerspabloeauclaire@gmail.com…

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $49

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun day/evening of painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 but somem special events are $10-$40

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

Cook-Rutledge Mansion Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House. The historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion will be decorated for the holiday and will feature a special holiday dessert, beverages, holiday music by local musicians and docent-led tours.

Cook-Rutledge Mansion
505 W. Grand Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 3

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

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Menomonie Theatre Guild: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The classic Peanuts television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang find the real meaning of Christmas.

Menomonie Theater Guild Studio
502 W. 2nd St.
Menomonie

Cost: Ticket price TBA

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

ECCT Presents: "Madeline's Christmas"

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! Based on the beloved children's book this is the perfect musical treat for the entire…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

1:30-3pm Sun. Dec. 3

LEGO Club

A family drop-in program. They provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. No registration required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 3

43rd Annual UWEC Music Holiday Concert

The concert features the Concert Choir and Women’s Concert Chorale; Symphonic Choir, Women’s Chorus and The Singing Statesmen; Wind Symphony; and University Symphony Orchestra. Floor and bleacher seating is available.

Zorn Arena
UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 floor; $3 bleacher

5:30-6:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Teen Yoga

This is a mixed level class for teens of all and ability levels interested in checking out yoga for building strength and flexibility, increasing self-confidence and reducing stress. Any gender is welcome.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire
2524 Golf Road Suite 2F
Eau Claire

Cost: Purchase the series for $10.00 per class (5 classes for $50) or drop in rate is $12.00 per class

Age: 13 -17 (middle or high school)

5:45-7:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Truth Be Told - Holidazed Edition

A true storytelling event, featuring local yarn-spinners, with their heartwarming, hilarious or horrendous holiday tales. Also featuring songs of the season, sung by the Colfax High Chamber Choir. Hear the stories, and you can also prepare to…

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 3

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 3

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

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