Events For 11/29/2019

Fri. Nov. 29

Letters to Santa

Children ages 3 and up may drop a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 22 through December 6 in Youth Services. Children will receive responses between December 16 and 21.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 29

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9am-5pm Fri. Nov. 29

6th Annual There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique

Handmade art created by a select group of artists. Select from candles, paintings, wood furniture, pottery, Christmas gifts, rugs, jewelry, wood turnings and more.

There Once Was a Barn Holiday Boutique N9647 Gorman Ave, Willard

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-9pm Fri. Nov. 29

Thanksgiving Weekend: Black Friday at The Local Store!

Join us for some great deals Thanksgiving Weekend at The Local Store - shop small! ALL WEEKEND:-Receive a 15% OFF One Item coupon with any purchase-Receive a $10 Local Store Cash Card when you spend $100 or more-15% OFF your entire purchase…

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

10am Fri. Nov. 29

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

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 29

Growing Readers Storytime

Features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an optional activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11am-1pm Fri. Nov. 29

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

11am-3:15pm Fri. Nov. 29

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

11am-3pm Fri. Nov. 29

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

11am-8pm Fri. Nov. 29

Mehara Shrine: Festival of the Trees

The theme this year is "Tropical Christmas." This event, held in the Historic Masonic Ballroom, features fully decorated trees that will be raffled off. Tree raffle tickets are 50 cents each. Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Pictures are free, but you must bring your own camera.

Masonic Center 616 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $2 admission

11:30am-1:45pm Fri. Nov. 29

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

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 29

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. 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

1-5pm Fri. Nov. 29

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. 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

2-3pm Fri. Nov. 29

Spruce Up Your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers, or purchase one at Down to Earth, and design your own porch pot during the class. Register online or by phone.

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

Cost: Pay for what you make

2-2:45pm Fri. Nov. 29

FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Building Balance, Strength & Flexibility to prevent falls and regain independence. Plus, meet other local seniors. All abilities welcome.

Milestone Senior Living 5510 & 5512 Renee Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 55+

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 29

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-10pm Fri. Nov. 29

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

6-11:30pm Fri. Nov. 29

Bad Art Music Festival II

The Bad Art Music Festival returns for it's second year! Featuring performances from: Vension, Ghosts of the Sun, FMDown, Adrian Klenz & The Exiles, The Over Unders, Bill Boles, The Dunwich Rockers, Sloslylove+Ben Hinz, The Outlaw Renegades, Husband, and Stumpt.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

7-10pm Fri. Nov. 29

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Nov. 29

Live Music: Tessa Waite & Andy Hanson

Tessa's easy-going music style has influences of Bon Iver, Brandi Carlile and First Aid Kit. Andy Hanson is an Americana singer-songwriter from Eau Claire.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Fri. Nov. 29

Regis Community Theatre: A Christmas Carol and The Ballad of King Windowglass

It's 1867, and Mr. Dickens is late to a live reading at a library. To fill the time before his arrival to read his trademark story, A Christmas Carol, the librarian has the children perform the play The Ballad of King Windowglass - a spoof on the classic Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas."

Fr. Dowd Auditorium, Regis High School 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Nov. 29

Live Music: Kelsey Miles

Kelsey Miles is one of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performers. In 2017 WAMI nominated her band, The Kelsey Miles Band, New Artist of the Year and the awards keep rolling in.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

8pm Fri. Nov. 29

Live Music: Toxic Ruin, Hate Unbound, All out Mutiny

Toxic Ruin is Thrash, Progressive, Death Metal. Hate Unbound is heavy metal with elements of death metal, thrash and some blackened seasoning. All Out Mutiny plays Groove Metal.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8 adv, $10 door

8:30pm Fri. Nov. 29

Adelyn Rose Live at The Plus with Pat Keen

Eau Claire's own Addie Strei returns to The Plus with her band, with special guest Pat Keen from Humbird.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5adv, $10door

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Nov. 29

Late Night Jazz: Ted Olson + Joe Strachan

Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. In 2017 he released his début album, Joyfire, on Shifting Paradigm records. His groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, the Black Dog Café and Icehouse.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Fri. Nov. 29

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 11/29/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc