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Sun. Nov. 25

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

7am-9pm Sun. Nov. 25

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

11am-4pm Sun. Nov. 25

Dixon's Deck the Halls

A family-friendly event to get you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy craft vendors, hayrides, a s’more’s bar, apple cider, popcorn, wreaths, live music by the Gators, and more.

Dixon's Apple Orchard
22404 20th Avenue

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages!

noon-8pm Sun. Nov. 25

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-6pm Sun. Nov. 25

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

1-3pm Sun. Nov. 25

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+

1:30pm Sun. Nov. 25

Teen Animanga Club

Are you enthusiastic about Anime or manga? This club meets once a month to talk about manga and Anime, explore Japanese culture, and watch favorite Anime. Registration and parent permission slip required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

3-4pm Sun. Nov. 25

Introductory Dance: Ballet/Jazz

No prior experience is required to enroll. Introduce children interested in ballet and jazz to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more advanced studio.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 5-8