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7am-9pm Thu. Nov. 22

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

8am Thu. Nov. 22

11th Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot

5 mile run and a 2 mile walk open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Fun for the whole family, not just seasoned athletes. Perfect for anyone who wants to kick off Thanksgiving Day with a bit of exercise and fun.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

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

10am-noon Thu. Nov. 22

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Thu. Nov. 22

Saving Grace Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Saving Grace Lutheran Church looks forward to seeing you at this traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:30pm Thu. Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the mission with a free community meal. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a delicious meal where they will be served by friendly staff and volunteers.

Hope Gospel Mission
8 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 22

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-3pm Thu. Nov. 22

Fall/Winter Flip Welcome Sign

Make a reversible "welcome" porch sign with a fall theme on one side and a winter theme on the other. All supplies are provided along with a light snack and you are welcome to bring whatever type beverages you would like.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 22

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital…

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

12:30-3pm Thu. Nov. 22

Best Snowmen of the Block

Make a set of 3 little snowmen craft. All supplies are provided, along with a light snack. You are welcome to bring your own beverages in. Cost for the entire session is $40 please e-mail or call Jeanine.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages welcome

1-3pm Thu. Nov. 22

Farmhouse Jar/Wooden Box

Make this beautiful farmhouse jar/wooden box Christmas decoration. All supplies, jars, wooden box, evergreens/decorations are provided along with a light snack, you are welcome to bring your beverages. To sign up and ensure your spot for this…

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Thu. Nov. 22

Introductory Dance Tap + Ballet + Jazz + More

Introducing children who are interested in dance, to tap ballet song and dance and more. Gain strong muscles while learning dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 W Spring St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 monthly

Age: 3-4 years +

5-8pm Thu. Nov. 22

Farmhouse Jar/Wooden Box

Make this beautiful farmhouse jar/wooden box Christmas decoration. All supplies, jars, wooden box, evergreens/decorations are provided along with a light snack, you are welcome to bring your beverages. To sign up and ensure your spot for this…

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Nov. 22

31st 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

5:30-8pm Thu. Nov. 22

Best Snowmen of the Block

Make a set of 3 little snowmen craft. All supplies are provided, along with a light snack. You are welcome to bring your own beverages in. Cost for the entire session is $40 please e-mail or call Jeanine.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages welcome

6-9pm Thu. Nov. 22

Fall/Winter Flip Welcome Sign

Make a reversible "welcome" porch sign with a fall theme on one side and a winter theme on the other. All supplies are provided along with a light snack and you are welcome to bring whatever type beverages you would like.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 22

Young Writers Program

The teen version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where students are able to choose their own word count goals and write with reckless abandon. The group will help each other through the process by providing ideas while completing…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $30

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 22

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

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