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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Wed. Dec. 5

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 Wed. Dec. 5

Babies Make Music Free Preview Class

Get hands on experience with our giant gathering drum and other instruments as we sing and play together. This class is limited to 10 students and each child must be registered individually.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 3 months to 1 year

10:15am Wed. Dec. 5

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants/babies

10:30-11:15am Wed. Dec. 5

Toddlers Make Music Free Preview Class

Get hands on experience with the giant gathering drum and other instruments. Sing and play together. This class is limited to 10 students and each child must be registered individually.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 1-2

noon-8pm Wed. Dec. 5

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 Wed. Dec. 5

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

3-5pm Wed. Dec. 5

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

4-4:30pm Wed. Dec. 5

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

4-7pm Wed. Dec. 5

Terry Meyer Paints LIVE!

Terry Meyer is know for his oil and watercolor paintings - especially horses. He'll be painting live, in a festive, gift-filled environment, and you'll have the chance to watch, ask questions, and ultimately bid on one of the 4 paintings he…

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

4-6pm Wed. Dec. 5

Kid's Night Out - Parents' Night Off

Parents can bring their kids for crafts, games and snacks while they shop, dine or play. DECA members will provide a safe and fun environment for kids so parents can relax during the crazy time of the holiday season. Donations go to the…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Donation to MDA per child

Age: Ages 5-12

5-7pm Wed. Dec. 5

Women Writers on Wednesday - Cathy Sultan

The gallery will feature an author the first Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm, during their happy hour. This month features Cathy Sultan, who will share parts of newest novel, "Damascus Street." Come for a lively discussion.

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 5

Family Open Swim and Gym

Stay active this Fall and winter at Family Open Swim and Gym. Equipment will be provided for the open gyms. Appropriate indoor shoes are required in the gym. Children 2 and under are FREE.

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Dec. 5

Bartlett & Way: The Great American Songbook

With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original.

Acoustic Cafe
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire