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Events

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7am-9pm Fri. Dec. 14

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

11am-7pm Fri. Dec. 14

Pour Painted Ornament Workshop

Pour Painted Ornament Workshops. Make some unique one of a kind Christmas Ornaments while having Hot Cocoa and other goodies and treats. Please email Jeanine at Jeanine@artsetc1.com to schedule the fun! We will be available every day until…

Arts, Etc
930 Galloway St, Box #4, Suite #16
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

11am-7pm Fri. Dec. 14

Scarf Marbling

Create a unique scarf, table runner, window or wall hanging, or home decor.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

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 Fri. Dec. 14

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

3-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

Color Eau Claire - Artist Reception & Show

Art Exhibit of all 40 (8 x 24) Color Eau Claire images painted in a variety of colored pencil techniques by Patricia A. Hawkenson, illustrator of adult coloring books.

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center
128 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Dec. 14

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

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

6-9pm Fri. Dec. 14

UW-Stout School of Art and Design Senior Show

Capstone projects by graduating seniors on display, providing a chance to talk with the artists and designers. See projects in design areas of graphic, interactive, interior, industrial and entertainment, along with studio art.

University of Wisconsin-Stout Applied Arts Building 132
415 13th Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

Polar Express Parent Night Out

Drop off your children for a supervised movie night. Send them dressed in PJs and ready to board the Polar Express. Bringing a favorite stuffed animal, blanket and pillow are recommended. Juice, popcorn and cookies will be served.…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/person (register by 12/10)

Age: Ages potty trained - age 11

6:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

Flick & Float

YMCA supplies the flick, you bring the float. Gather in the small pool to watch fantastic family movies. Community members are welcome after 6:00 PM (photo ID required).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Dec. 14

Jingle Jams: Billy Krause

Singer/Songwriter Billy Krause has been performing since 1968. His live performance is a combination of his songs and stories cultivated from a life both on the road and growing up in rural Wisconsin.

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

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 14

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