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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Fri. Nov. 30

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

10am-7pm Fri. Nov. 30

8th Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling handmade goods. Unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.


2409 5th Street
Eau Claire

10am-6pm Fri. Nov. 30

Community Book Sale at the Memorial High School Library

This is a “Buy one, get one free” sale. Books are available for all ages – pre-school through adult. A great way to buy book prizes and classroom books. The sale includes fiction, nonfiction, and educational books, plus toys, stocking…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Books for all ages

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10:15am Fri. Nov. 30

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 30

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to 3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

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 Fri. Nov. 30

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

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Live Music: Kelsey Miles

Miles is one of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performers.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-7:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Clearwater Winter Parade

The Let it Glow tree lighting ceremony begins in Phoenix Parks at 5:30pm. Fireworks on the Grand Avenue bridge begin at 6:30pm, followed by the parade on West Grand Avenue and First Avenue. All proceeds go to benefit youth recreation…

First Avenue & West Grand Avenue
First & West Grand Avenues
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Santa Bingo

Join the party at Rick's Halfway Hall for some holiday-themed bingo. Visit with Santa from 6-7pm. Cookie decorating and crafts for the kids. Bingo starts at 7pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. $5 per card for 15 games. Christmas trivia & prizes between…

Rick's Halfway Hall
319 N Main St
Cadott

Cost: $5 bingo cards

7-10pm Fri. Nov. 30

Yuletide Swing

An evening of music and dancing with Cathy Reitz & 7Swing, gourmet desserts, swing lessons, cash bar and 15th annual Holiday Silent Auction to benefit ECCT.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per person

Age: All ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

North High School Theatre presents "The Drowning Girls"

North High School Theatre presents "The Drowning Girls!" Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play, based on the true story of one of England's most notorious serial murderers.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for MHS/NHS students with ID, $7 general public

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the…

Regis High School
2100 Fenwick Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: All seats $10

Age: All Ages