Thu. Dec. 1

Write a Letter to Santa Claus

Children ages 3+ may drop a letter in Santa's special mailbox Nov. 25-Dec. 9 in Youth Services. Parents must provide the child's full name and mailing address. One letter per child. Children will receive responses Dec. 16-23. Sponsored by the Young Adult Advisory Board.

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

7am-9pm Thu. Dec. 1

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 a Christmas village. Bring your family and friends to view this spectacular scene.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 1

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10am Thu. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move! Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (Call Ahead)

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

9:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 1

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Children birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Dec. 1

Back Roads of Wisconsin​ Hugh Mandelert Art Society Exhibit

To quote Hugh Mandelert, “Here we are in the middle of all this beauty in Wisconsin,” so it is understandable that he encouraged the artists who studied with him and currently make up the Hugh Mandelert Art Society to paint what surrounds them. This resulted in various road trips with Hugh, searching for reference material.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Dec. 1

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move! Lap bounces, rhymes, songs and bubbles. Followed by social and play time for caregivers and babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 12-24 months

10:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

11am-1pm Thu. Dec. 1

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 1

Making Memories with Santa

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 go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

1-2pm Thu. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Afternoon Adventures

Children are invited for an adventurous afternoon, a class designed to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your non-nappers. Have fun with art, sensory activities, do science projects, play with letters and numbers as well as provide large scale motor skills activities (obstacle courses, running games, balloon play, etc.).

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

4-5pm Thu. Dec. 1

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-5:45pm Thu. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move! Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (Call Ahead)

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Loose Parts

In this class we will play with both natural and synthetic materials, as well as food and art supplies, set up in multiple stations around our room. Children can design and redesign how they would like to play with the materials in tons of different ways making each class period unique and always unexpected.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (5 weeks), Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2 – 6

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 1

Christmas Sing-a-Long

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as Cathy Reitz and members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 1

Art + Science

UW-Eau Claire faculty and students from English, Theatre, and several science programs will present an evening of dramatic readings and informative presentations that showcase humankind's creative journey of discovery—whether on a canvas, or a stage, in a laboratory, or in the field.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. Dec. 1

A Motown Christmas

Stars The Motown Experience, a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. This very special evening includes all of the classic Motown Hits combined with many of your seasonal favorites performed in that memorable, soulful Motown Style.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $39-49

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Thu. Dec. 1

Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness is a group fitness class that is all about fun and creative exercises. This class meshes Latin American dancing with the fiery songs from the Latin culture that is sure to get your heart pumping.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (First class free)

Age: 12+

Ongoing Events For 12/01/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc