Sat. Dec. 3

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

Sat. Dec. 3

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 Sat. Dec. 3

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

8-9am Sat. Dec. 3

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+

8am-noon Sat. Dec. 3

Saturday Birth Basics Class

This one-session class is designed for women (and their support person) in their seventh and eighth months of pregnancy. It is a basic labor and delivery class with a goal of preparing the woman and her partner for birth. If you are looking for a more detailed childbirth education class, the Prepared Birthing class is recommended.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20; please register two weeks prior

9am Sat. Dec. 3

Christ Church Cathedral 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-4pm Sat. Dec. 3

If The Shoe Fits Kids Dance Classes

Various dance classes from mommy and me to jazz and modern. Main focus is starting at the beginning, so no experience is required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35-$45 per month

Age: Ages 3-13

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 3

Sixth Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling hand made goods. Truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. Jewelry and other accessories, bags, mittens, pre-designed scrapbooks, cards, children's toys, home decor, Finnish pierogies, and so much more.

Rambo Home 2409 5th street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 3

Free Photos with Santa

Avoid the long lines and get pictures with Santa! There will be complimentary hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy. Bring the whole family for a fun, free outing.

Investment Management Associates of Eau Claire, Inc. 431 E Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 3

Holiday Cookie & Craft Sale

NHS Band Parents Inc are sponsoring a holiday cookie and craft sale. We will also have pictures with Santa for a donation. Cookies and candies will be sold by the pound and sold in a cookie walk style where you pick your own holiday treats.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 3

47th Annual Frigid 8 and Thermal 3

An eight-mile and three-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. The race may be cold, but that just makes you the hottest thing out there.

Our Saviours Lutheran Church 1300 Mansfield St., Chippewa Falls

10am Sat. Dec. 3

Saturday Morning Kids Series

Each Saturday morning we will have a special guest on hand to read a story or two in the V1 Gallery. Afterwards kids can pick from a handful of local coloring pages to color here or at home and enter to win a $50 Local Store Gift Card. After kids turn in their drawings, they will be up on Volumeone.org/store for public voting.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 3

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 3

Holiday Toy Trains

Second annual 384 sq. ft. standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays. New this year: night trains with lighted cars, on Tuesday evenings. Display includes original 1910-1940 toy trains. Additional activities: hands-on toy trains for younger folks, scavenger hunt, train story time. Bonus - receive 5 free tickets to ride Carson Park trains when sign up for a museum membership.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids on weekends (includes museum admission); $2 per person Tuesday evenings (museum free)

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:50am Sat. Dec. 3

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Winter Kids Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center. Go online for age bracket and class information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per class, $20 for 5 classes, $25 for 6 classes; First Class FREE

Age: 3-5, 6-8, 6+

10:15-10:45am Sat. Dec. 3

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 3

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 11 and under may sign-up for 15 minute sessions starting Oct. 1st.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Age 11 and Under

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 3

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Winter Kids Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center. Go online for age bracket and class information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per class, $20 for 5 classes, $25 for 6 classes; First Class FREE

Age: 3-5, 6-8, 6+

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 3

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am Sat. Dec. 3

ECCT Presents: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Junie B Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-ALong and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad Tattletale May keeps ruining all her fun! So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

11:30am-2pm Sat. Dec. 3

Lunch and Photo With Santa Claus-Labor Temple

Free lunch and professional photograph with Santa Claus sponsored by Greater West Central Area Labor Council. Brats, hot dogs, chips, cookies, fruit and hot cocoa. Photos courtesy of Walter Mueller Studios. All Families Welcome.

Labor Temple 2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire

Cost: free

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 3

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

noon-5pm Sat. Dec. 3

Christkindlmarkt

Lazy Monk Brewing is excited to bring to the Chippewa Valley a true German Christkindlmarkt! The first three Saturdays in December we will bring you an outdoor shopping market for your holiday gift giving. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, and other locally made products for your buying pleasure.

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

Age: All Ages

12:05-1pm Sat. Dec. 3

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Modern Dance

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center. Go online for age bracket and class information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 per class/$39 for 5 classes/$43 for 6 classes; First class is free

Age: 8+

1-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 3

15th Annual Christmastime in the City Celebration

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 1-4pm, and get a coupon for a holiday lunch buffet at The Plus from 1-4:30pm. Warm your heart and soul with free holiday karaoke, hot cocoa, cookies and a visit from Santa's reindeer. The festivities conclude with a tree lighting at 4:30pm.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-2pm Sat. Dec. 3

Gingerbread House Construction

School-age children are welcome to build and decorate their own gingerbread house.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

A Christmas Story

The holiday classic, A Christmas Story, is coming to The Grand stage. See Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. "You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here: the temperamental furnace, the playground lamp post, Scut Farcus, and the infamous leg lamp.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 Adults/Seniors; $10 Youth/Students

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 3

ECCT Presents: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Junie B Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-ALong and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad Tattletale May keeps ruining all her fun! So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Dec. 3

Menomonie Theater Guild Presents: A Little House Christmas

A Little House Christmas, based on Christmas stories from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a family-friendly reminder to put down the phones and enjoy the company of others during the Christmas season. The play highlights values like generosity, kindness, and humanity to help get you in the true Christmas spirit.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: Contact for ticket price

2-4pm Sat. Dec. 3

Northwinds British Brass Band "Christmas Concert"

The modern form of the brass band in the United Kingdom dates back to the 19th century, with a vibrant tradition of competition based around local industry and communities. The Northwinds British Brass Band continues this proud tradition with an annual Christmas concert in Chippewa Falls

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

Cost: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, Under 18 FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Dec. 3

27th Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade

Enjoy over 50 illuminated and musical floats, walking units, and horse drawn wagons as they light up the winter sky. Don't miss this beautiful winter parade and beloved Chippewa Falls tradition.

Downtown Chippewa Falls North Bridge Street, North Bay Street, and North High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 3

Jingle Jams: Two Castles + Sniffle Party

Two Castles has the low-fi electronica, and Sniffle Party has got the dreamy, electro pop. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series. Sponsored by Deborah Becker, State Farm Insurance.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 3

Starquest 2016 - Vocal Competition

Twenty area youth will compete in the finals of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s thirteenth annual Starquest competition. The competition is open to youth in two categories, ages 13-18 and ages 12 and under. The preliminary rounds were held on November 12, and the finals will be held on December 3rd.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $14 Adults/Seniors, $8 Youth/Students

7:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 3

Eau Claire Male Chorus Concert, Sing Noel

The Eau Claire Male Chorus presents "Sing Noel" a selection of songs for Christmas.

Regis High School Auditorium 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10 advance, $12 at the Door | $5 Students: K-12

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 3

Menomonie Theater Guild Presents: A Little House Christmas

A Little House Christmas, based on Christmas stories from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a family-friendly reminder to put down the phones and enjoy the company of others during the Christmas season. The play highlights values like generosity, kindness, and humanity to help get you in the true Christmas spirit.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: Contact for ticket price

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 3

A Christmas Story

The holiday classic, A Christmas Story, is coming to The Grand stage. See Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. "You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here: the temperamental furnace, the playground lamp post, Scut Farcus, and the infamous leg lamp.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 Adults/Seniors; $10 Youth/Students

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 12/03/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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