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Events

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7am-9:30pm Mon. Dec. 23

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-noon Mon. Dec. 23

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 Mon. Dec. 23

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 Mon. Dec. 23

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-noon Mon. Dec. 23

Nintendo Switch Gaming

Free during school break? Come down to the library and game with friends! No Switch? No problem! A game console will be available for group play.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Mon. Dec. 23

Family Gingerbread Build

Drop in and create a gingerbread masterpiece, while supplies last.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-3:15pm Mon. Dec. 23

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Mon. Dec. 23

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

2-2:45pm Mon. Dec. 23

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+

3-5pm Mon. Dec. 23

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-5pm Mon. Dec. 23

After School Art and Play

Drop in after school for hands-on creative fun.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

5-7pm Mon. Dec. 23

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Mondays the group meets for a burger night…

Pine Meadow Golf Club
4324 Fairfax Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Age: 50+