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Sun. Nov. 24

Letters to Santa

Children ages 3 and up may drop a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 22 through December 6 in Youth Services. Children will receive responses between December 16 and 21.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

11am-5pm Sun. Nov. 24

Mehara Shrine: Festival of the Trees

The theme this year is "Tropical Christmas." This event, held in the Historic Masonic Ballroom, features fully decorated trees that will be raffled off. Tree raffle tickets are 50 cents each. Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa…

Masonic Center
616 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 admission

noon-3pm Sun. Nov. 24

Laugh, Learn, Be Loud!

Concert and workshop for kids of all ages with disabilities/abilities. A fun filled afternoon of games, food, and interactive music provided by some of UW-Eau Claire’s finest talents, including The Innocent Men, Uncommon Denominator,…

UWEC Davies Center, Dakota Ballroom
University of Eau Claire Campus
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sun. Nov. 24

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. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

1-4pm Sun. Nov. 24

LEGO Club

Join fellow LEGO fans twice each month for free building. The library supplies the LEGOs, you supply the imagination. No registration needed. A family drop-in program.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sun. Nov. 24

Introductory Dance: Ballet/Jazz

Come learn Ballet/Jazz basics. Introducing children interested in dance to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more advanced studio.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 non-members

Age: Ages 3-6

4:15-4:45pm Sun. Nov. 24

Dance Mix

Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun. Participants will move around plenty while exploring various dance styles and techniques through this introductory class.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 3-4

4:30-5:30pm Sun. Nov. 24

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

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

Age: 7+

6:15-8:30pm Sun. Nov. 24

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

6:15-7pm Sun. Nov. 24

Introductory Dance: Hip Hop

Come learn Hip Hop basics. No prior experience is required to enroll. Introducing children interested in dance to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 5-8

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Nov. 24

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages