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Events

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Fri. Dec. 6

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 Fri. Dec. 6

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

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 6

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 6

The Architect: A Retrospective

A retrospective exhibit of the art, architecture and photography of internationally recognized architect Augusto Perez Palacios. Augusto's work was the subject of many books as was his friendship with the great mural painter of Mexico, Diego…

B-Framed Galleries
313 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 6

Community Book Sale at Memorial High School

The Teen Literacy Initiative student club is holding its annual book sale at Memorial High School's library. Help out local literacy programs while shopping for holiday gifts. Enter Door #4 off of Keith Street.

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Fri. Dec. 6

5th Annual Christmas Craft Faire

This craft faire has grown in size and quality in the past few years. Fine art, crafts and more will be located on two floors of the Heyde Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

8th Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling handmade goods, something for everyone on your holiday list. Unique kids toys, jewelry, greeting cards, hand sewn, stitched, knitted and crocheted items, honey and other bee products, baked goods and so much more.

Rambo Home
2409 5TH ST
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

UW-Stout SOAD Faculty Show

The work of 20+ UW-Stout School of Art & Design faculty will fill both spaces of the Furlong Gallery with a vast range of medias and disciplines. Check the Furlong website for venue hours.

Furlong Gallery
178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Dec. 6

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

11am-3pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

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

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Visions of Sugar Plums Art Exhibit

Be delighted by art nouveau and botanical pomologicals; folk art and algorithmic art curated to show their connections and progressions with sugar plums dancing for the fun of it.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Fri. Dec. 6

FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Building Balance, Strength & Flexibility to prevent falls and regain independence. Plus, meet other local seniors. All abilities welcome.

Milestone Senior Living
5510 & 5512 Renee Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 55+

4-7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

A reception for the art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell. Savories, sweets, and cash bar.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

St Olaf Church Men's Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry

St Olaf Church Men's Club presents their famous "All You Can Eat Fish Fry". The menu features two flavors of batter-fried fish, plus baked fish, baked potato, French fries, vegetables, coleslaw and salad bar, plus beverage. Carry-outs are…

St Olaf Catholic Church Parish Center
2407 North Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $4 ages 5-12, FREE for 4 and under

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

8th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade

This years parade theme is Superheroes of the Season. Let It Glow at Phoenix Park at 5:30pm. Parade starting at Grand Ave & 1st Ave at 6:30pm

Grand Ave & 1st Ave

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Let It Glow!

Free hot chocolate, a tree lighting ceremony, and fireworks. Immediately following Let It Glow!, head over to Grand Avenue for the Clearwater Parade.

Haymarket Plaza
128 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Board Game Night

An evening of family friendly board games. Award winning games will be supplied to play.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
615 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

God Country Family Christian Film Festival

A unique three day showcase of new movies that deal with issues of faith; the importance of patriotism; and the celebration of family life.

Micon Downtown Cinema
315 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Individual sessions: $6. Friday Pass: $15. Saturday Pass: $25. Sunday Pass: $25. Full Festival Pass: $55.

Age: Most sessions all ages

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

Parker Reed Record Release Show

Clebrate the release of Parker Reed’s new EP “Music for the Overly Sentimental.” In addition Parker’s first full-band performance as a solo artist, local support from The Over Unders & Witch Hunter General will round out the night.

The Plus
208 S. Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages