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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 24

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-11pm Fri. Nov. 24

Black (Light) Friday at Action City

Jump in black lights at Action City's trampoline park all day on Black Friday. Make sure to wear bright colors. White & neons glow the best. Special $25/person combo pass (normally $40/person for 5 hours).

Action City
2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25/person for 5 Hour Combo Pass

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Fri. Nov. 24

4th Annual There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique

Featuring art in a wide variety of mediums. The barn is located in the unique setting of the rolling hills in Willard, Wisconsin.

There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique
N9647 Gorman Ave
Willard

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 24

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: $4/child

9:30am-3:30pm Fri. Nov. 24

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all the necessary items to create some huge structures! Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun. Free with Museum membership or…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am Fri. Nov. 24

Santa's Arrival

All children will receive a special ornament. After his arrival, visit with Santa at his house across the street. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

BMO Harris Bank Parking Lot
411 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Nov. 24

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 24

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11am-3pm Fri. Nov. 24

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house.

Rutledge Charity Building
404 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am Fri. Nov. 24

School's Out Open Skating

When school is out, kids can come and ice skate. Fee includes skate rental. Note: Limited skates available. Participants encouraged to bring own skates. Session 1: 11am to 1pm, Session 2: 1:15pm to 3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person Per Session, or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 24

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am Fri. Nov. 24

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

When school is out kids can come play hockey. Open hockey time for youth players. 11:30AM - 12:30Pm Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10), 12:45PM - 1:45PM Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14). Must have full equipment.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass

Age: 7-14 Years

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 24

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 S Farwell St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 24

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 24

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

1-5pm Fri. Nov. 24

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities…

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

2pm Fri. Nov. 24

Movie NOT in the Park

Come for a screening of a recently released Disney movie and popcorn.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

3-4pm Fri. Nov. 24

Fun Art Exhibit Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of both of Galaudet Gallery’s exhibits Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond and our other exhibit Choix Roses: the Roses of P.J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 24

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Nov. 24

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 24

Jingle Jams: The Nunnery

The layers of The Nunnery’s voice build into a chorus; each performance is a calm, meditative experience, combining music + art with an audience. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 24

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire