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Tue. Dec. 31

Eau Claire Buddhist Study Group

Led by Lama Yeshe from the Hay River Buddhist Meditation Center in Ridgeland. Read, study and discuss Tibetan Buddhist teachings as presented in books by various authors. Meetings begin with a brief meditation followed by a review of the…

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

7am-9:30pm Tue. Dec. 31

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

9-11:30am Tue. Dec. 31

New Year's Kids Bird Count

After learning about birds and binoculars, kids age 8–12 will go birding outside with bird mentors to record bird species and tabulate results. Kids ages 4-7 will participate in a craft and conduct their own survey at the bird feeders.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Members $5, Nonmembers $7 | Register by 12/24

Age: Ages 4 - 12

10am-noon Tue. Dec. 31

Annual CMEC Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year, the kid-friendly way. Featuring their most popular sparkly science, colorful noisemakers, the paint-your-own-face station, a photo booth, parachute playtime, confetti extravaganza, and a massive celebration around the…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with admission

11am-noon Tue. Dec. 31

Family Bingo

Drop in during school break to play Bingo for fun and prizes!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Tue. Dec. 31

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

11am-3:15pm Tue. Dec. 31

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 Tue. Dec. 31

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

2-3pm Tue. Dec. 31

Family Bingo

Drop in during school break to play Bingo for fun and prizes!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Tue. Dec. 31

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Dec. 31

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 Tue. Dec. 31

Rock'N New Year's Family Skate

Open Skating, DJ, Balloon Drop with Prizes, Skating Obstacle Course, Boot Games, and Hot Chocolate Bar! Includes skate rental. Limited number of skates available. Participants encouraged to bring own skates.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/person or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages