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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Mon. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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

10:15am Mon. Dec. 3

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

11am-1pm Mon. Dec. 3

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Mon. Dec. 3

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

4-6pm Mon. Dec. 3

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Mon. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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. Dec. 3

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

6-6:30pm Mon. Dec. 3

Silent Peace Walk

Winter and silence deepens. Enjoy a winter evening peacefully walking together along the beautiful Chippewa River. Gather in the park by the roundabout, then walk together in mindful silence for about 20 minutes and close with a wish for…

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Dec. 3

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+

7-10pm Mon. Dec. 3

7th Annual Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

The 2018/2019 tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to more than 40 countries. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: UWEC Students $4.25, Child $10, Public $19 (includes all service fees)

Age: All ages

7:30-10pm Mon. Dec. 3

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