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Events

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Sun. Dec. 1

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+

7am-9:30pm Sun. Dec. 1

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

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 1

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

1-5pm Sun. Dec. 1

DIY Gift Box Workshop

Come to the farm and build a custom gift box for those hard-to-shop-for people in your life. They provide gift boxes, stuffing and you get 10% off products used to fill your boxes.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 1

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live

The classic animated television special comes to life in this musical adaptation featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi and beloved holiday carols. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $34.50

2-4pm Sun. Dec. 1

Regis Community Theatre: A Christmas Carol and The Ballad of King Windowglass

It's 1867, and Mr. Dickens is late to a live reading at a library. To fill the time before his arrival to read his trademark story, A Christmas Carol, the librarian has the children perform the play The Ballad of King Windowglass - a spoof on…

Fr. Dowd Auditorium, Regis High School
2100 Fenwick Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 1

Northwinds British Brass Band "Christmas Concert"

Will feature festive and joyous music of the season with a shine that only brass instruments can provide. The Northwinds British Brass Band holiday concert has been a long standing tradition at the Heyde Center and features musicians from all…

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

Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors, FREE for youth under 18

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sun. Dec. 1

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. Dec. 1

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. Dec. 1

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+

5pm Sun. Dec. 1

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live

The classic animated television special comes to life in this musical adaptation featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi and beloved holiday carols. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $34.50

6-7:30pm Sun. Dec. 1

"Love Came Down" with the CollECtive Choir and Special Guests

Get into the Christmas spirit with the CollECtive Choir's 5th annual Christmas praise concert, with special guests Greg Gilbertson and Jesse Hamble. Expect an exuberant Urban Gospel praise concert with Hip hop and spoken word elements, and a…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:30pm Sun. Dec. 1

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. Dec. 1

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. Dec. 1

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