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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9pm Fri. Dec. 21

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Dec. 21

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9am-9pm Fri. Dec. 21

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

9:30-10:30am Fri. Dec. 21

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

11am-7pm Fri. Dec. 21

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-7pm Fri. Dec. 21

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

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 21

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. 21

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

3-5pm Fri. Dec. 21

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

7pm Fri. Dec. 21

Jingle Jams: Mid Air

Mid Air is the alternative folk music of Luke and Chelsea who currently reside in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Their debut album, Never Far, which is streaming in over one hundred nations and garnering American college radio airplay, is now…

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. 21

St. Paul Ballet's - Nutcracker - Clara's Dream

Based on the original story by ETA Hoffman, SPB has reimagined the story, but with Clara as the star. It's a magical journey of Clara's evolution from adolescence to adulthood.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $25-30