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Sat. Nov. 24

Celebrating with Gratitude: Holiday Open House

This annual event celebrates the creative life. Featuring the art of Jean Accola and friends Linda Day (clay), Bruce Dunlap (acrylic paintings ) and others. Refreshments and door prizes.

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E
Durand

7am-9pm Sat. Nov. 24

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. Nov. 24

5th 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

10am-2pm Sat. Nov. 24

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo kits, and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Nov. 24

Pop Up Science

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

10am Sat. Nov. 24

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden
3424 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

10:15am Sat. Nov. 24

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 24

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Nov. 24

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building
404 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 24

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam St Suite 123
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 24

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-8pm Sat. Nov. 24

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

1pm Sat. Nov. 24

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden
3424 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 24

Paint Olaf on Canvas

Kids come in and warm up in the studio with other Frozen friends and paint Olaf on a 12x12 canvas. Complimentary hot chocolate and lemonade will be served.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio
2807 East Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 6+

1-5pm Sat. Nov. 24

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.…

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sat. Nov. 24

Holiday Themed Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Enjoy an hour long tour highlighting the architecture, history, residents and more in this special holiday themed tour.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Nov. 24

7th Annual Run for the Lights 5K/1M

A family orientated 5k and 1 Mile Run/Walk through the Irvine Park and the Christmas Village. Proceeds go to the Christmas Village. Chip timed 5k. There will be awards, refreshments, and treats after the race.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 person / $75 family

Age: All ages

6-7pm Sat. Nov. 24

Stars Art Exhibit Tour

Learn about the outer space images, chakra art and surrealist symbolism found in Galaudet Gallery’s Stars in a New Constellation art exhibit.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Nov. 24

8th Annual Durand Dazzle Day

Craft fair, bake sale, vendors, food, and prizes. Face painting from 11am-3pm. Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am-1pm. Concessions available. Cash & carry. Parade at 6pm.

Downtown Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7pm Sat. Nov. 24

Jingle Jams: Travis Lee

Travis is a singer/songwriter and plays feel good music. Join her 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

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 24

Catya's Trio

Featuring Sue Orfield, Randy Sinz and Catya, this trio performs a mix of original and traditional music in the genres of blues, swing & contemporary.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 At the Door

Age: All Ages

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