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Events

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Sun. Dec. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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-2:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Christmas Celebration

This Christmas celebration will feature a performance by Hairy & Company. When they take the stage, people of all ages laugh & learn. Behind each performance is a serious message, leaving audiences challenged and refreshed. Stay for the…

Fairchild Church of Hope
200 W Main St.
Fairchild

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa

Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will be used to purchase new balls for the ballpit. Make some special family memories, see Santa, and help refill the ballpit for the kids. Take your own pictures with Santa.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Children, Free Under 1 Yr

Age: All Ages - Family Event

10-11:30am Sun. Dec. 17

Festival of Lights Celebration

Come learn about the holiday traditions of many religions which celebrate the returning of the light this time of year. Some of the traditions we learn about include Christmas, Divali, Kwanzaa, Santa Lucia, and others. Childcare is…

Unitarian Society of Menomonie
105 21st Street North
Menomonie

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sun. Dec. 17

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

10:30am-12:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar
2703 Craig Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar
2703 Craig Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

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

1-5pm Sun. Dec. 17

Winter Whimsy Crafts

Stop by the library anytime over the weekend to make fun, winter-inspired crafts.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

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. 17

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

2-3:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Features anthems and carols by Rutter, Warlock, Britten, Trant, Holst, Manz, plus handbell arrangements of Rise Up Shepherds, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Cold Dec Flies Away, What Child is This. Organ prelude by Elaine Mann. Directed by…

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All Ages

2-4:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

It's A Wonderful Life: A Christmas Classic

Performed as a live radio show, this classic holiday story will fill you with the Christmas spirit. The talents of the WideSpot actors will bring the scenes to life using just their voices and period costumes. Bring your family and friends.…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 17

Claymation Classics: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

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

2-3:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Duelly Noted – Dueling Pianos Holiday Show

Jacy Smith and Cassondra Meyer are best friends who now make their living dueling on pianos. The two have performed in bands together for years, but three years ago they started playing together as Duelly Noted. They'll play some of your…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, and $8 youth.  

Age: All Ages

3pm Sun. Dec. 17

Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony "Holiday Magic"

The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony's winter concert.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5 adults, children FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

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)

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 17

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. 17

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+

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