7am-5:30pm Fri. Dec. 30

School's Out Day

A fun day of play and hands-on activities during days off of school for ECASD. Kids bring their own lunch. 7am to 5:30pm.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

7am-9pm Fri. Dec. 30

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

8:30am-3pm Fri. Dec. 30

All-Day Open Gymnastics

These special open gyms are for days off from school. Full-day (8:3am-3pm) and Half-Day (8:30-11:30 AM or 12-3pm) options are available. This program includes craft activities, and the full-day option also offers lunch.

Eau Claire YMCA Gymnastics Center 229 Moore Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Full Day: Y Member $20, Community $30 // Half-Day: Y Member $10, Community $15

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 30

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

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 30

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

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 30

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

11am-3:15pm Fri. Dec. 30

School's Out Open Skate

Session 1: 11am-1pm. Session 2: 1:15pm-3:15pm. Skate rentals are free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/session, $6 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 30

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Fri. Dec. 30

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirt (age 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (age 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

1:30-2pm Fri. Dec. 30

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

4-9pm Fri. Dec. 30

Get Illuminated

Stop by Galaudet Gallery and light a candle to illuminate the start of 2017 and release 2016 to history. Each candle and your intentions will be placed in a luminaria and put outside the gallery on South Farwell. Light up the south side of downtown as we celebrate community, a new year and illuminations.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 30

Royal Credit Union New Years Eve

The Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center invites your whole family to come for a kid friendly New Year's Eve celebration sponsored by RCU. DJ Entertainment by John Davies from Party Hits Music and Lights, Huge Inflatables, Face Painting, Games and Prizes, and a huge balloon drop.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 cash only; FREE for kids under 2

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 30

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

Ongoing Events For 12/30/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Events with Tickets