7am-9pm Sat. Dec. 17

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. 17

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+

8:15-9am Sat. Dec. 17

ITC's Ugly Sweater Run

Fun run while wearing your favorite "Ugly Sweater". There will have warm beverages and sweet treats to follow. A prize will be awarded for the "ugliest" or as some might say the "most festive" holiday attire. Collecting donations of new warm mitten/gloves , hats, scarfs, boots or jackets for a local charity.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11am Sat. Dec. 17

Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CANCELLED)

Take part in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. After learning about birds and binoculars, the older kids will head outside to go birding with bird mentors, record bird species and tabulate results. Kids ages 4-7 will participate in bird activities, a craft and conduct their own survey at the bird feeders.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Registration and payment due by Dec. 12. Members $5, Nonmembers $7

Age: Ages 4-12

9am-9pm Sat. Dec. 17

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

9am-4pm Sat. Dec. 17

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

10am Sat. Dec. 17

Special Kids Paint with Santa

A holiday-themed childrens art class. You can sign in and drop off your child or stay with them. They will enjoy cookies with Mr. Claus as well as the hour and a half paint class and gift wrap. Register online or by phone.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

10am Sat. Dec. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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+

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 17

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. 17

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

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 17

Storybook Hiking Trail (CANCELLED)

Join BCR Staff and read “Bear Snores On”. This charming story follows several forest critters that use a bear den to warm up from the cold. What happens when Bear wakes up? Dress for the weather as majority of the program will be held outdoors.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Registration and payment due by Dec. 14; Friends $3 per child, Adults free; Nonmembers $5 per child, Adults FREE

Age: Ages 2-8

noon-5pm Sat. Dec. 17

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. 17

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+

1pm Sat. Dec. 17

The Master Singers Christmas Concert 2016: Lessons & Carols - A Star's Light

The Master Singers, a community chamber ensemble with members from throughout the Great Chippewa Valley, perform music from a rich choral tradition. This concert is narrated by Mary Jo Wagner and John Murphy.

St. Charles Borromeo Church 810 Pearl Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $18 Adult, $5 Student

3pm Sat. Dec. 17

Bluegrass at The Oxford featuring The Seeger Boys Christmas Special

Eau Claire's newest bluegrass concert series features The Seeger Boys Christmas Special. Come hear traditional and bluegrass Christmas songs performed by one of the areas top bluegrass bands and enjoy a visit from Santa during intermission.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Kids

Age: All Ages

5pm Sat. Dec. 17

5th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade & Event

Fireworks will kick off the parade at 5pm. Hobbs Ice Center activities 6-8pm. Activities include skating exhibitions, ice bowling, open dodgeball and broomball, kids activities, visit with Mr. Claus, fire twirlers, s'mores, fire pits, live music, sled dogs, horse-drawn trail rides, snow play area, parks & rec concessions, and more.

Parade Route goes from West Grand Avenue to 1st Avenue; Events Held at Hobbs Ice Center, 915 Menomonie St

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-10pm Sat. Dec. 17

Parents Night Out

Enjoy some time having dinner or shopping while your children enjoy a night of fun activities with The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse family.

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

Cost: $15

Age: K through 8th grade

6-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 17

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern! Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade in Downtown Eau Claire. Instructors will guide you through the whole process. Everything you need is provided. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will available for purchase.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 for one workshop, must pay in advance; 5 and under FREE

7pm Sat. Dec. 17

Jingle Jams: Savannah Smith

Eau Claire native Savannah Smith writes catchy folk-pop songs and has recently wrapped up recording on her first full-length album. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 17

ECCT Presents: A Nunsense Christmas Musical: Nuncrackers

You're invited to a live taping of the Little Sisters of Hoboken's first V special! This hilarious holiday show, directed by Steve Turek and featuring veteran local performers, features old and new holiday songs and a "Secret Santa" gift exchange.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 12/17/2016

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