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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Tue. Dec. 11

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

9-10:30am Tue. Dec. 11

Cornell 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.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 11

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11am Tue. Dec. 11

Exploring Science and Math

In this class children will mix, measure and create ookey, gooey experiments.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36

Age: Ages 2 and up

11am-1pm Tue. Dec. 11

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 Tue. Dec. 11

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

1-2pm Tue. Dec. 11

Let’s get moving

In this class we will get our bodies moving with dancing, games parachute play and more. We will make a movement prop each week to take with and continue the fun at home

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36

Age: 2 and up

4-6pm Tue. Dec. 11

Teen Tinker Lab

Pop down to Teen Tinker Lab at the Dabble Box each Tuesday. The Dabble Box makerspace has a wide range of tech, crafts, and art supplies sure to brighten up those dreary afternoons.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 11

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

5-6pm Tue. Dec. 11

Young Artists Studio

An informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

A Zumba dance party class hosted by Z. Vida Fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a sweat towel if needed and plan to have a great time moving and grooving to hit music from all around the world.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Dec. 11

Youth Yoga - Session 1

This song and story-book themed yoga class is fun for all little yogis. Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class will also include a warm-up and cool-down song to get your yogi singing,…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $30

Age: 5-8 years old

6:15-7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Tween Yoga - Session 2

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely explore who they are and the roles they might play in the world. This class incorporates discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $30

Age: 9-12

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Dec. 11

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) with other teens. Teens vote on a new title to read each month. Snacks served.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Southview and Hillcrest Choir Concert

Elementary school kids from Southview and Hillcrest Elementary Schools (grades 3-5) will present their holiday concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts.

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

Cost: FREE

7-8:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

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