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Sat. Dec. 9

Clearwater Fiber Guild

The Clearwater Fiber Guild meets the second Saturday of each month at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Comprised of individuals who share a passion for fiber art, the guild shares with show and tell, and offers demonstrations. Visitors are…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages Welcome

Sat. Dec. 9

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 Sat. Dec. 9

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-5pm Sat. Dec. 9

Holiday Glass Sale - Handmade Glass Gifts and Gift Baskets

The gorgeous glass items created at The Glass Orchard's studio make a unique gift for your loved ones. Baskets include a flattened wine bottle cheese platter, four patterned fused glass plates, and a colorful flame-worked glass wine bottle…

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 9

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

Scones with St. Nick

This year, St. Nick and the Snow Princess will be in the store to visit with you from 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Enjoy Free Scones. Take Pictures with St. Nick. Read holiday Stories with the Snow Princess. BOGO Free Sale on All Consignment from…

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 9

Dotters Books / Northbound Supply Co. Pop Up

Independent booksellers Dotters Books will have a selection of new and used books for adults and children available for purchase at Northbound Supply. Enjoy wintery drinks from the espresso bar, curl up with a book in the store’s cozy…

Northbound Supply Co
215 North Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 9

UWEC GeekCon

Explore what happens when hobbies and passions take a much larger role in our lives. UW–EC students, alumni, faculty, emeriti, staff and community creators will be present to showcase their creations, talents and fun merchandise. Anticipate…

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am Sat. Dec. 9

Saturday Morning Kids Series with Becky Wojahn & Julie Bowe

Each Saturday morning we will have a special guest on hand to read a story or two in the V1 Gallery. Afterwards kids can pick from a handful of local coloring pages to color here or at home and enter to win a $50 Local Store Gift Card. After…

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

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

Santa Is Coming To Green Oasis

Kids enjoy pictures with Santa in the warm greenhouse, along with great kid activities and FREE refreshments. Sales throughout the store and FREE gift wrapping.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 9

Come See Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Come and see Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Every child receives a treat bag. Concessions available. Pictures Optional. Free games by 4H.

Schultz’s Country Barn
50996 N. Main St.
Eleva

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 9

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 Sat. Dec. 9

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

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

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-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

6th Annual Memorial High School Orchestra Cookie Walk

Cookies will be sold by the pound, while students perform seasonal music. A free children’s carnival with face-painting, ornament-making, and other games and activities. Hot beverages available for purchase. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

noon-6pm Sat. Dec. 9

A Month of 8x8"; Jo Burke and Jody Balow at 200 Main Gallery

Jo Burke and Jody Balow, owners of 200 Main Gallery in downtown Eau Claire have embarked on a 30 day challenge, each creating an 8x8" piece of art each day of November. View the work that is inspired each day - by events, inspirations,…

200 Main Gallery
200 Main Street (corner of Main and Graham)
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 9

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-5pm Sat. Dec. 9

Christkindlmarkt

Lazy Monk Brewing is excited to bring to the Chippewa Valley a true German Christkindlmarkt! The first three Saturdays in December we will bring you an outdoor shopping market for your holiday gift giving. Vendors include local potters,…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

ARTmobile

Drop-in and make art with the ARTmobile. All projects are free, open to the public, and designed for all-ages.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

2-5pm Sat. Dec. 9

Winter Carnival

Carnival Games, Holiday Bingo, Prizes, Cookie Decorating, Concessions, and a Bake Sale. All proceeds go to Corey and Valerie Brooks, who are in the process of adopting “Baby Brooks” through Lifetime Adoption Agency.

Faith Lutheran Church
733 Woodward Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10/person or max $20/family

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Dec. 9

Whimsical Winter Miniature Garden Tea Party in the Greenhouse

Don’t miss out on this fun outing during the holiday season for you and your child or grandchild. Enjoy a lovely lunch of mini sandwiches, mini desserts and tea. Children will create a mini whimsical wintery garden to take home.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $35/child & $20/adult; Price of fairy garden included in child ticket price

4-8pm Sat. Dec. 9

A Night To Remember Christmas Concert

A night of hope and Christmas music. Featuring Cedarbrook worship leader Emilie Menz and local music legend Sue Orfield Band. Features two shows.

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5-6:30pm Sat. Dec. 9

Walk Through the Park

Santa Claus will attend a holiday walk through Irvine Park’s Christmas Village, where participants can carol, take in several light displays, drink hot chocolate, and eat free cookies.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

5:30-7:30pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 9

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. Dec. 9

Jingle Jams: Boats & Bridges

Boats & Bridges are a five piece folk-rock band formed in 2015 at UWEC. Their debut album, Aloof, is full of their capable musicianship and timeless sound. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

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. Dec. 9

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

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

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