Thu. Dec. 8

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. 8

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. 8

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: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10am Thu. Dec. 8

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

9:30am Thu. Dec. 8

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home mom.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 8

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. 8

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. 8

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. 8

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 2-3

10:30-11am Thu. Dec. 8

Get the Wiggles Out Week

A new event to Altoona Public Library. Gross motor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration starts Nov. 14th - Dec. 3rd.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Toddlers & Preschoolers

11am-1pm Thu. Dec. 8

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. 8

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. 8

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 2-6

1:30-2pm Thu. Dec. 8

Get the Wiggles Out Week

A new event to Altoona Public Library. Gross motor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Registration starts Nov. 14th - Dec. 3rd.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Toddlers & Preschoolers

4-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 8

13th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin.

Downtown Menomonie Roughly Defined as the Blocks Along Main Street and Broadway Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-5:45pm Thu. Dec. 8

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 8

Softball Hitting Camp with Coach Huntington

Develop that powerful swing with UWEC coach Huntington.

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

Cost: $140 for all 5 classes in December

Age: 8+

6pm Thu. Dec. 8

Writers Read: Teen Open Mic NIght

Writers Read turns its mic over to the next generation of literary voices for a night. Students can have up to 5 minutes to read original poetry & prose. Bring your work, gather your courage, and bring your words to life in front of an appreciative audience. 6pm (sign-up starts at 5:45).

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 7-12

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 8

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 2 – 6

6:30-7pm Thu. Dec. 8

Evening "PJ" Story Time

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

6:30-7pm Thu. Dec. 8

Altoona Public Library: PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2 - 7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Families with kids ages 2 - 7

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 8

Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater and experience the captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchalikovsky. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and will warm even the smallest of hearts.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 General Public; $15 UW System Faculty/Staff and Age 62 & Over; $3.50 for students and youth

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Thu. Dec. 8

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 12/08/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Events with Tickets