Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.


activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

9am-9pm Sun. Dec. 15

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

10-11am Sun. Dec. 15

Unity Christ Center Guest Speaker

Rev. Ray Nelson talk is titled "These are the Days." Ray is a Unity Minister who served a church in Louisville Kentucky and just moved to the Twin Cities. Unity Christ Center is a vibrant spiritual community, embracing the oneness of all,…

Unity Christ Center
1808 Folsom St
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

noon-2pm Sun. Dec. 15

Santa at The Plus

Meet Santa, live at The Plus. Take photos, and there will be coloring, crafts, and hot chocolate. The event is free, but takes place during brunch service.

The Plus
208 S. Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Teen Animanga Club

If you're enthusiastic about Anime and manga, this club is for you! Talk about favorite series, watch Anime, and more. Registration and parent permission slip required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Eau Claire Children's Theater: A Year with Frog and Toad

This musical tale follows two great friends, the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, A Year with Frog and Toad is part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission Information Online

2-3pm Sun. Dec. 15

Fairy Princess Game of Thrones

Under the instruction of Troy Ingli, a new high school-level class was added to the curriculum at Pepin Schools. WideSpot is happy to encourage performing arts for youth and couldn't think of a better way to support them than donating our…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.

Cost: $2

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sun. Dec. 15

Stress-Free Suppers: Freezer Meal Workshop

Head to Together Farms to create a number of slow cooker freezer meals. Meals use TF meat and are gluten free and dairy free.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: $25 deposit

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Teen Glass Fusing

Explore the world of glass fusing in this beginner class for teens! Dawn Passineau of The Glass Orchard will teach students how to make a glass ornament. All materials are included. Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-5:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

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+

6-9pm Sun. Dec. 15

Amateur Hour Artist Showcase

Art is for everyone, and everyone can enjoy it, love it, and create it. Amateur Hour Artist Showcase will feature works from local artists.

Passion Board Shop
218 N Dewey St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sun. Dec. 15

Holiday Concert with Emilie Menz

An intimate holiday concert with Emilie Menz, featuring Emily Watkins and Dr. Mark Pruett. Come cozy up at the pub, have a great meal to warm your body, and amazing music to warm your heart. Tickets are $35 and includes a full Sunday Carvery…

The Duke & Dagger
120 6th Ave. W.

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

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

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

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

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