Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Date with Dad - Fire Station Exploration

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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Date with Dad was a special time for dads and preschool-aged children to enjoy a visit to Fire Station No. 2. on S Dewey Street. At Date with Dad, any significant male role models such as dad, step-dads, grandpas, uncles, were welcome.

Banbury Art Crawl 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

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The work of local artists, artisans, and entertainers came together with art lovers at the 7th Annual Banbury Art Crawl – February 5 and 6 in Eau Claire's Banbury Place.

2016 Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest & Games

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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The 2016 Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games was held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds the weekend of Jan 29–31 and featured winter chiller softball, kubb, live entertainment, hot air balloons, helicopter rides, and much more. Photos are from Saturday afternoon.

Family Fest 2016

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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On Saturday, January 23, families got out of the cold and into the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center for Family Fest. Activities included "family olympics," a petting zoo, a mascot competition, a caricaturist, DJ entertainment, an indoor marketplace, a dog show and more.

Christmastime in the City 2015

photos by Kelsey Smith

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Held the first weekend in December, this event is a celebration of the traditional holiday spirit in Downtown Eau Claire. Activities included lunch with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, reindeer, the lighting of the tree, and much more. Photos are from Saturday, December 5.

'Let It Glow!' 2015

photos by Kelsey Smith

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On Friday night, Dec. 4, Downtown Eau Claire Inc. hosted its "Let it Glow!" celebration, unveiling the city's holiday light display in Phoenix Park, which added to last year's twinkle-tastic illumination levels. The night included fun family activities and more.