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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Sat. Dec. 15

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

8-11am Sat. Dec. 15

Hallie Optimist Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and applesauce. Make sure to bring your camera to take a photo of your children with Santa Claus.

Village of Lake Hallie Town Hall
13033 30th Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for ages 12 and under. Adults $6

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 15

The Christmas Vendor Show

Shop for unique gifts for yourself or another, enjoy cultural presentations, product demonstrations and more.

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Dec. 15

Santa Visits CMEC

Visit with jolly ol' St. Nick himself when he stops by the Children's Museum this month. Santa will be posing for pictures and chatting with children about their Christmas wishes. Don't forget your camera.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 15

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 15

Play with Santa

Santa will be at the Playhouse to visit children. Take a break and get photos and snacks with the big guy during the holiday season.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, Adults and Infants under 12 months free

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Dec. 15

Artisan Forge Studios: Holiday Market

Shop and see some amazing creations by the Artisan Forge Studios Artists during this holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there from 2:30-3:30pm so bring the kids for a picture and hot cocoa.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 15

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-noon Sat. Dec. 15

St Olaf's Church Cookie Walk

Purchase your cookies, candies, breads, jams and more for your holiday needs. Raffle items also available.

St. Olaf Church
3220 Monroe St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost of Cookies - Speciality Items

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 15

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-7pm Sat. Dec. 15

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 Sat. Dec. 15

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

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 15

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. 15

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-8pm Sat. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 15

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

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

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 15

Tomme Suab Presents A Holiday Evening with Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith will close out her Wisco Gets Swampy Tour at the 410 Cafe, sharing a sweet blend of her original music and holiday songs, with some intermittent readings. The theme of the night will be "taking the pressure off of the holidays."

410 Cafe @ Valleybrook Church
410 S Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (Tips Encouraged and Accepted!)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 15

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show

Double the fun with two performances of the winter installment. Someone special joins the cast and amazing guitarist, Dakota dave hull, will be at both shows. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or by email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Jingle Jams: Larry Past Trio

Playing a melodic blend of acoustic folk/rock/American mixing select covers and songs off of their CD, Calling, and off of The LP3 EP. Strong vocal harmonies are the hallmark of their sound that comes from years of singing together.

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