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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Sat. Dec. 8

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

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 8

2nd Annual St. John's Apartments Christmas Sale

Join the grannies at Sr. John's Apartments for our their annual Christmas Sale. Multi seller sale offerings fine art, quilting crafts Christmas decor, gift items home-baked goods & hot dogs for dollar.

St. John's Apartments
815 Chapin St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-2:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Come and Enjoy Local Artisans and Crafters. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic treasures. Door prizes are given away too.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 8

UWEC GeekCon

GEEKcon is a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting. There will be 50+ vendors, and 15+ panelists.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA or 2 non-perishable food items; FREE to UWEC faculty/staff

10am Sat. Dec. 8

ECCT's Polar Express PJ Party

Kids can hang out in their PJs, watch the Polar Express movie, and do related activities. Check ECCT's website for more.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

10am Sat. Dec. 8

Saturday Morning Kids Series: Santa Claus Then & Now

Join author David Tank for this entertaining look at Santa through the ages. This program will include stories, fun facts, songs and vintage illustrations of the man in red. Tank will also read from his newest middle-grade novel “Secret…

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 8

Ordinary Magic Holiday Kid's Craft Class

Kids will create works of art with all materials provided and they get to take there masterpieces home with them to display proudly . Pre-registration required.

Ordinary Magic Kids Craft Class
1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 4-12

10:15am Sat. Dec. 8

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. 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: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 8

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building
404 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 8

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam St Suite 123
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

noon-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

7th Annual Memorial High School Orchestra Cookie Walk

Homemade cookies sold by the pound, student seasonal music performances. Free children’s carnival including face-painting, ornament-making, and other games and activities. Visit with Santa from 12:30-2:30.

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 8

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 Sat. Dec. 8

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

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Christkindlmarkt

Delight your senses with the feel of a European market. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, bakers, and other locally made products.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

Learn to Curl

2-hour sessions will teach the unique sport, including delivery, release, sweeping, strategy, and real game play. Local curlers help prospective curlers build a foundation to become involved in other curling opportunities. Bring a pair of…

Eau Claire Curling Club
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $10, FREE for college students with a school ID, FREE for ages 18 and under

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 8

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

ECCT Presents: A Little House Christmas

It’s eight days before Christmas and everyone is coming to the Ingalls to celebrate. When a natural disaster strikes, it seems like Santa won’t be able to make it. But Christmas is a time for miracles and as the storm rages on, the…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $10 kids & students

Age: All Ages

4-5:15pm Sat. Dec. 8

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire "Mystery and Mirth: A Spanish Christmas"

A vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to performing the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in the Chippewa Valley. This concert features music from renaissance Spain that celebrates the mystery of the Virgin birth, and the…

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
910 9th St. E
Menomonie

Cost: Free, donation accepted

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 8

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Home Team Debut

CVRD's two brand new home teams, the Bad Axe Brawlers and Sawdust City Rollers, will debut for a hard-hitting night. Family friendly event. Concessions and adult beverages available.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 pre sale, $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

5:45-6:45pm Sat. Dec. 8

Kids Circus Party

A safe and supportive environment in which to try new things, take risks, and learn to trust one’s self and others. In this class, your child will learn the basics of aerial silks, lyra hoop, acro, hooping and more.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 4-11

7pm Sat. Dec. 8

Jingle Jams: Savannah Smith

Eau Claire native Savannah Smith writes catchy folk-pop songs and has recently wrapped up recording on her first full-length album.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages