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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 21

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 Sat. Dec. 21

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-1pm Sat. Dec. 21

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 21

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-9pm Sat. Dec. 21

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

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 21

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Workshop

Bring the kids to create a peanut butter pinecone birdfeeder for your yard. The workshop is an open house, make-it take-it set up.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3/birdfeeder

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 21

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary.)

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 21

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building
404 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 21

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 21

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 21

Paganism 101: A Year & A Day Exploration

Want to learn more about Paganism, Witchcraft, and the Metaphysical, in general? This is the class you've been waiting for. Each month will cover a different topic. You will buy a workbook at the first class that will be your reference guide,…

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $18 first class/$8 each class after

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 21

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

2pm Sat. Dec. 21

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