Events For 12/01/2018

Sat. Dec. 1

UW-Stout Faculty Exhibition

Art in a variety of styles and disciplines, including paintings and film, will be on display in the north and south galleries through the end of the semester.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

9-11am Sat. Dec. 1

Breakfast with Santa

Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa. Children can decorate sugar cookies and make a Christmas ornament. Families will also be able to give an early Christmas gift by bringing a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Pre-registration required.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $6/person; 3 and under free (register by 11/26)

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

Home for the Holidays - Craft and Vendor Fair

The Augusta Middle and High School Drama Club presents Home for the Holidays, a craft and vendor fair, silent auction, and spaghetti feed. Shop, eat, and support the Augusta Drama Club. Proceeds from this event will fund their spring musical.

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Rd., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Dec. 1

Christmas Cookie Walk

Choose your own cookies from a large selection at $7 per pound. Candies priced separately. Come early for best choices.

Trinity United Methodist Church 201 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 1

Community Fall Creek Christmas Fair

Coffee & sweets at 9am. Lunch from 10am-1:30pm includes a taco bar, hot beefs, chili dogs, scalloped potatoes, and homemade pie. Items for sale include baked goods, cookies, lefse, crafts, jewelry, books, rugs, honey, Christmas decorations, & more. Door prizes & drawing for a homemade quilt.

Fall Creek Firehouse 530 Highway 12, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 1

28th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk

Wonderful Christmas aromas and music set the scene for this special Cookie Walk, which offers the most beautiful and delicious assortment of cookies, candies, and other holiday goodies for sale.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 1

NHS Band Parents Holiday Cookie & Vendor Sale

Cookies and candies will be sold by the pound and in a cookie walk style where you pick your own holiday treats. 25 area vendors will be on hand for all your local shopping needs. New this year: concessions and raffle.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

4th Annual Christmas Vendor Show

Features 40+ local/regional vendors with home based businesses, hand made crafts as well as select small businesses.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Make Your Own Snowshoes

Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes. All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and has great strength when varnished. Materials list online.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: $200-220 (Register by 11/15)

10am Sat. Dec. 1

Saturday Morning Kids Series: "A Gift For You" Reading

Aa holiday reading of "A Gift for You" children's book (preschool and early primary grades). The book is meant to open the discussion of what is love and how can a child show others love. A portion of the proceeds will go to a children's hospital.

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

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Soul Saturday

A marketplace for all things Metaphysical and Holistic. A variety of vendors sharing their goods and services.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 1

Nick's Wood Shop Pop-Up Shop

Utensils, cutting boards, soap dishes, and other handcrafted home decor items - all made by Nick Endle, the owner of Nick's Wood Shop. Showcasing more than his usual wares at Red’s, with exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces only available at this event.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 1

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Ladies in the Greenhouse: Christmas Extravaganza

Enjoy a special Christmas shopping experience in the Down to Earth Greenhouse. Stroll through displays from local artists and vendors, surrounded by seasonal flowers and plants, Christmas music, and more to get you in the holiday spirit.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Winter Farmers Market

Enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse while shopping for honey, meat, eggs, baked goods, and so much more.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 1

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 1

49th Annual Frigid 8 and Thermal 3

An 8-mile and 3-mile run through the open fields, rolling hills, and dairy farms west of Chippewa Falls. Each participant receives a long sleeve shirt. There will be several prizes, food, beverages, and home-cooked chili.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 1300 Mansfield St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

10am Sat. Dec. 1

The Annual Simply Dunn Holiday Sale

Refreshments, community, and shopping in the historic Downsville schoolhouse gallery. New items from local artists including calendars and cards, knitted wool socks, breadboards, wooden toys, and fun items from Guatemala.

Simply Dunn E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Cost: FREE

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Dancing Cat Arts Holiday Home Show and Sale

The beautiful, functional pottery of Eric Holey, and the creative jewelry of Roxanne Litchfield, with Guest Artist, Sandra Churness and her amazing Batik Art. Lots of great ideas and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Dancing Cat Arts 1932 Mark Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 1

Benefit for Victims and Families of Girl Scout Troop 3055

Micon Cinemas will host a free screening of Troop Beverly Hills (1989) to benefit the victims and families of Chippewa Falls Girl Scout Troop 3055. Micon will match up to $1000 of money donated by people attending the screening.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Goodwill Donation

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 1

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have 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

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Santa Day at the Labor Temple

Santa Claus is coming to the Labor Temple. Stop by for free lunch and photo with Santa Claus. Serving from 11:30-1:30: hot dogs, brats, beans, kraut, fruit, hot cocoa. Photos courtesy of Walter Mueller Studios. All families welcomed.

Labor Temple Lounge 2233 Birch St # 6, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Christkindlmarkt

Delight your senses with the feel of a European market. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, bakers, and other locally made products.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 1

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, and save $5 on your photo package. 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

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 1

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Dec. 1

Winter Fairy Garden Class

Come and create your own whimsical fairy garden and decorate it for the winter season. A large selection of winter wonderland items to transform your miniature garden, or you can bring in your own.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Fee for materials used

Age: All ages

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 1

4th 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. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Sat. Dec. 1

17th Annual Christmastime in the City Celebration

Downtown’s signature Holiday event, featuring a visit with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa for all and cookies for all kids, and the lighting of Downtown’s Christmas Tree.

Haymarket Plaza 128 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: All activities FREE

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Triangle Loom Weaving Class

These looms are perfect for making handkerchiefs and shawls. You will learn on a small 2' loom to make a cowl. This class is for beginners. Most materials included. You will need Bulky Yarn, 33 yards for weaving and 22 yards for fringe, bring your own or purchase in the shop.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 18+

1-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Winter Whimsy Crafternoon

Get out of the cold and come to the library for an afternoon of crafting. A variety of crafts will be available, so bring the whole family.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

Learn to Curl

2-hour sessions will teach the unique sport, including delivery, release, sweeping, strategy, and real game play. Local curlers help prospective curlers build a foundation to become involved in other curling opportunities. Bring a pair of clean shoes, and dress warm.

Eau Claire Curling Club 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10, FREE for college students with a school ID, FREE for ages 18 and under

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Dec. 1

UWEC Films: I, Tonya

In 1994 the world of talented figure skater Tonya Harding, the first American woman to complete the triple axel during a competition, comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful in one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $10 Yearly Pass; $20 Family Pass

Age: Rated R

2pm Sat. Dec. 1

Come Home with the Town Kid - Book Reading & Signing

A simpler place and time—growing up in a small town during the 50s and 60s. Local author Gary Porter—the Town Kid—takes you on a sentimental journey down memory lane, enlivened with captivating black-and-white photos from the Sidey Collection®.

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

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Sat. Dec. 1

Parents' Night Out

Bring your child to the YMCA for Parents' Night Out, a new event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. The YMCA provides dinner for the kids, games, crafts and a movie in the pool.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Member, $5 Additional Child, $15 Community, $8 Additional Child

Age: Ages 5-12

5:30-6:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

2nd Annual Holiday Glow Tree Lighting in River Prairie Park

Welcome the holiday season. Holiday music, horse drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa and cookie decorating. The lighting of the tree will be at 5:45pm.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Dec. 1

29th Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade

50+ illuminated and musical floats, walking units, and horse drawn wagons as they light up the winter sky. A beautiful winter parade and beloved Chippewa Falls tradition.

Downtown Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: Jackson Jalowitz

Jackson blends some traditional covers with country music from the 90's to what you hear on the radio today, dusting in a few originals.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7pm Sat. Dec. 1

UWEC Films: I, Tonya

In 1994 the world of talented figure skater Tonya Harding, the first American woman to complete the triple axel during a competition, comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful in one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $10 Yearly Pass; $20 Family Pass

Age: Rated R

7pm Sat. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams: Caitlin McGarvey

Caitlin McGarvey has a knack for penning infectious pop hooks paired with lyrics that reflect on the nostalgic pangs of loss, the pressing darkness of regret, and the compelling thrills of love.

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 Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: Flaming Doublewides

Serving up their signature swampy blend of blues, jazz, rock, soul, and funk favorites, the Flaming Doublewides return to the Acoustic with a few new tunes and lots of cowbell. Their usual swamp-o-rific set list, just a little softer.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: Midwest Soul Xchange

The Midwest Soul Xchange, Ryan Summers and Nate Cherrier, play a chill vibe of Americana Melancholia. They're on their brand new "Weakened at the Asylum" release tour.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7pm Sat. Dec. 1

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

Regis High School 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: All seats $10

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 1

Hot Flashes Holiday Concert

A traditional holiday favorite. The Hot Flashes fill the room with joyful holiday favorites. Singing along is always encouraged. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 1

Bridge to Wonderland After-Party

Head to Riverfront Park after the parade for campfires, s’mores, and free hot chocolate. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donations will be accepted for s’mores with proceeds going to Friends of the Library.

Riverfront Park Bridge St. and River St., Chippewa Falls

7-11pm Sat. Dec. 1

Swing Fling

Two to Tango will be hosting their annual Swing Fling, featuring the Jake Arnold Big Band. Doors open at 6:30, with a mini swing lesson from 7-8, and the band playing from 8-11. All ages and persons are welcome for this completely free event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Dark Side of the Yule: Christmas Meets Classic Rock

Melds classic rock and Christmas in this wonderful concert experience that combines rock hits from Metallica to Pink Floyd. Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits, or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Reserved: $27/seat | GA: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth, Family of Four ($62)

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 1

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. Giveaway and Live Music

Specialty beer bombers from Lift Bridge Brewing Co. out of Stillwater, MN. Live music begins at 8pm in the Green Mill bar, Lift Bridge giveaway happens at 9:30pm.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: The Commotion

A high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose. Playing a variety of music starting in the 60s, then rocking all the way to today's hits of rock, country, pop, and blues.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: Jorgensen Tagg

Powerful and undeniably fresh, taking root in rock, blues, pop, and soul and a southern kissed classic rock sound.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Dec. 1

Live Music: Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, Megadeath, and many more.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm-1am Sat. Dec. 1

Salsa Night at Cowboy Jack's

Dancing starts at 10pm. Everyone's invited to learn salsa, dance it, or just drink and spectate.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Ongoing Events For 12/01/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Serious Circuits

Every Tuesday, Saturday until Dec. 26, 9-9:30am; Every Saturday until Mar. 30 2019, 9-9:30am;

Events with Tickets

tickets are available online

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