Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Mon. Nov. 26

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Nov. 26

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11am Mon. Nov. 26

Now I know my ABC’s

In the class children will be learning an alphabet letter each week through songs, stories, crafts and games

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36

Age: Ages 2-6

10-11:30am Mon. Nov. 26

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15am Mon. Nov. 26

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

noon-8pm Mon. Nov. 26

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

4:30-5pm Mon. Nov. 26

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

5-8pm Mon. Nov. 26

Capture a ‘Paw-Fect’ Pic at Santa's Workshop

Bring your furry friends in for a pic with Santa, because pets are family too. Capture a special moment with your dog or cat to cherish for years to come.

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

Cost: FREE

5-6pm Mon. Nov. 26

Tiny Scientists - Test Kitchen

You and your little one(s) will use their 5 senses to explore the textures, tastes, colors, smells and sounds of food. Each class will begin with a Sensory station, a STEM Station, a Literacy Station and a Craft station, then create a yummy…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Nov. 26

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

5:45-7:15pm Mon. Nov. 26

Invention Convention

An advanced STEM program. Throughout this course, participants will be presented with a variety of topics in the STEM field. They will have the opportunity to explore these topics in a hands-on way as they design and carry out their own…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 9-14

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Nov. 26

Ebb & Slow Flow Yoga - Session 3

This practice of asana and breathing exercises help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body to build flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $30

Age: 13+

6:30-8pm Mon. Nov. 26

YMCA Family Nights

Grab your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild and check out YMCA Family Nights. Each night will feature a hands-on activity for parents and children to complete together. Leave the prep and clean up to us as you enjoy time well-spent…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: (Per person) $7 Member, $12 Community

Age: Families

7-9pm Mon. Nov. 26

Experience the Sound of Soul

You are invited to experience the Sound of Soul by chanting HU a sacred name for God. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting this sacred name. Spiritual discussion and…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Mon. Nov. 26

Eau Claire - Area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC
2158 EastRidge Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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