Fri. Dec. 9

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 Fri. Dec. 9

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 Fri. Dec. 9

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.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10:15am Fri. Dec. 9

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

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 9

Family Friday's at the Studio

Bring your family in to paint Canvas or ceramics, and you'll receive 15% off your entire studio purchase.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 9

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

10:15-10:45am Fri. Dec. 9

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30-11:15am Fri. Dec. 9

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 1-5

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 9

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 9

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

1:30-2pm Fri. Dec. 9

Family Story Time

Weekly story time. Adventure with trains, read about pirates, have a guest reader and more. Check Facebook for our weekly theme.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12 & under with families

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 9

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

6:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 9

Ole and Lena’s Family Christmas Dinner and Show

This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing, especially the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out presents. Can Sven get Ole out of playing Santa?

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Show/Show & Dinner: Adults $14/32, Seniors $13/31, Youth $7/21 Dinner + Show- Adults $32, Seniors $31, Youth $21.

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 9

FCPL Movie Night- "It's a Wonderful Life"

James Stewart and Donna Reed star in this Christmas classic from 1947. A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. Here’s a chance to see it on the big screen. Free popcorn and drinks provided.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated G; 130 minutes

7pm Fri. Dec. 9

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir presents “A Sound Experiment”

The UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir celebrates 125 years of innovation in education at UW-Stout with a concert that features musical innovation of many kinds. Works by Adele, Bach, Bernstein, Diaconescu, Hopkins, Lassus, Mäntyjärvi, Messiaen, Palestrina, Powell, Simon and Garfunkel, Toch, and more.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 9

Jingle Jams: The Rattlenecks

The Rattlenecks are a three-part harmony, alt-county outfit. 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 Fri. Dec. 9

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

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 9

The 8th Annual Humane Association Jail Bailers Comedy Show

The 8th annual Jail Bailers Show to benefit the Eau Claire County Humane Association. Those loveable inmates will be performing a special Holiday Show featuring harmony, happiness & humor. And of course, Harry the canine convict.

Best Western Plus Hotel 3340 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

Age: 21+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 9

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

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 9

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

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