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7am-9:30pm Sun. Dec. 8

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

9am-8pm Sun. Dec. 8

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

10:30am Sun. Dec. 8

Acoustic Grace: Christmas CD Release Party

Acoustic Grace, the praise band at Zion United Methodist Church, will release a Christmas CD entitled "Seasons of Grace" at a concert and worship service.

Zion United Methodist Church
1102 Superior Street
Chippewa Falls

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 8

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-10:30pm Sun. Dec. 8

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

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 8

Girls on the Run Family Fun Day

If you have a girl in 3-5th grade who is interested in joining Girls on the Run, join this day of family fun. Free trial of a Girls on the Run lesson, face painting, friendship bracelet making, raffle prizes, and more.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center
1005 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 8

Advent at the Ager

Bring in Christmas the Nordic way with traditional Scandinavian foods and drinks, music, and fellowship in the historic Ager family home.

Ager Museum and Nordic Cultural Center
514 W. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 8

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

2-3pm Sun. Dec. 8

CrafTeen Gifts

Teens are invited to spend the afternoon creating awesome gifts to give away over the holiday season. Or keep them and "treat yo self." All materials provided, while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2pm Sun. Dec. 8

45th Annual UWEC Holiday Conert

Features hundreds of UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and community members performing in the University's major ensemble groups. the 2nd installment of a new work by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Kyle Newmaster featuring the poetry of Max Garland,…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets on sale 11/1

3-5pm Sun. Dec. 8

A Visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause Fundraising and Photo Event

Donate a toy to Toys for Tots Eau Claire and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift card. Spend $35 or more on your entire guest check that day and receive $5 off your purchase, plus we'll be making a donation to Bob's House for Dogs…

Za 51 Pizzeria
1476 Blazing Star Blvd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sun. Dec. 8

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

4pm Sun. Dec. 8

8th Annual Tuba Christmas

A Christmas music concert and singalong to the tune of tuba. Hosted by the Ludington Guard Band. Anyone who plays the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone is welcome to participate. Performers should bring festive attire and a music…

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
417 W Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE ($10 for performers)

4pm Sun. Dec. 8

Krismas Kookies Holiday Show

Comical, sometimes sentimental, but always entertaining, a Krismas Kookies concert features original music in four part harmony with a light-hearted and humorous look at the holiday season and winter in Wisconsin.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
5872 33rd Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adv

4:15-4:45pm Sun. Dec. 8

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. 8

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+

6pm Sun. Dec. 8

45th Annual UWEC Holiday Conert

Features hundreds of UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and community members performing in the University's major ensemble groups. the 2nd installment of a new work by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Kyle Newmaster featuring the poetry of Max Garland,…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets on sale 11/1

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

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. 8

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. 8

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