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Events

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7am-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 20

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-9pm Fri. Dec. 20

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

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 20

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

11am-3pm Fri. Dec. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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+

5-10pm Fri. Dec. 20

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

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 20

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

6pm Fri. Dec. 20

Krismas Kookies

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.

Metropolis Resort
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adv

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 20

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

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 20

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

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 20

Nutcracker in Wonderland

Ballet Co. Laboratory presents your holiday favorite with a whimsical twist! A grown-up Clara home from college for the holidays, re-encounters her grade school friend Patty. Together they rediscover the magic of their childhood and realize…

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

Cost: Admission information online