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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 28

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. 28

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

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 28

Tween BreakoutEDU

Tweens (grades 3-6) are invited to solve puzzles, explore riddles, and break into a BreakoutEDU box.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-6

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 28

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

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 28

Matt Wilson Orchestra

Twin cities native Matt Wilson and his band spin out not only the best songs of Matt's long career, they reach back to the soaring music of Roy Orbison and Umberto Bindi too. A feather bed of melodies with Phala Tracy (harp), Quillan Roe…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages