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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Mon. Dec. 10

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. 10

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. 10

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. Dec. 10

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

11am-1pm Mon. Dec. 10

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. 10

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. 10

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. 10

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. 10

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

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Dec. 10

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

5:30-7pm Mon. Dec. 10

Peaceful Parenting: Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline parenting class- topic: encouragement - Encouragement is about noticing, accepting and connecting with children. The goal is to create a felt sense of safety and belonging for all. Relationships are the motivation for and…

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School
3031 Epiphany Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents of preschoolers

5:45-7:15pm Mon. Dec. 10

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

6-8pm Mon. Dec. 10

The Paint Shack

A fun social artist will instruct you step by step how to paint this fun picture. Choose your own colors! We will order food and drink during this event, please order from the room, come early if you like. Fun relaxed atmosphere.

Stout Ale House & Broadway Bowl
1501 N. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: $35

6-8pm Mon. Dec. 10

Stillson Singers - After-School Elementary School Choir

Ninety-two elementary school kids from Stillson Elementary School (grades 3-5) will present their holiday concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts. No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Mon. Dec. 10

Essential Oils - Session 4 (DIY Christmas Make & Take)

Learn the basics of essential oils, how to use them, how they improve your health and wellness and why they are such a great natural alternative for your family! Each class will start out with a basic intro to essential oils. This will be a…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/session

Age: 16+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Dec. 10

Art AND Science: Let There Be Light

Fusion energy – the nuclear reaction that powers the sun – has long tantalized scientists and engineers as a way to provide a source of clean, limitless energy for humanity. This 90-minute award winning documentary will explore the…

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Dec. 10

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+

7:30-10pm Mon. Dec. 10

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