7am-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

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 Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

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. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10-10:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Fri. Dec. 1

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be shared and discussed on ways to enhance your child's language development. No class Nov. 23 & 24.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-2

10-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Play N Learn - Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for pre-school aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activity and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-school children and parents

10:15am Fri. Dec. 1

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Dec. 1

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-10:50am Fri. Dec. 1

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers, but parents are asked to remain in the children's area in case they are needed.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:15am-noon Fri. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group. No class Nov 24.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

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

Age: Babies at crawling age

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

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

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 1

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center 2407 North Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

4th Annual"Let it Glow!" Phoenix Park Tree Lighting

Enjoy free hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides through Downtown's North Barstow District from 5-6:30pm. Hear from a few guest speakers and we'll flip the switch on this year's lights at 5:30pm.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

5:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Holiday Night at the Museum

Sign up your little elves for the Museum's only drop-off event. Get some shopping done, grab a nice dinner, or take some me time while the CMEC staff play with the kids. Multiple craft & project stations, a make-your-own pizza workshop, and more. Registration required.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10/child for members, $15/child for non-members

Age: For K through 5th grade

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Teen Fandom Fest

Calling all nerds! Are you a fan of anything? Celebrate the books/tv shows/movies you love at the library. Games, crafts, activites, and food. Registration for this event is encouraged but not required. Stop by or call the library for more information.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

6th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade & Event

6:30pm Fireworks from Grand Ave footbridge will kick off the parade. Parade route begins on West Grand Avenue and proceeds down 1st Avenue. Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a warming area and offering free hot chocolate before the parade.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 1

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

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

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams: Billy Krause

Join Billy Krause in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

Menomonie Theatre Guild: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The classic Peanuts television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang find the real meaning of Christmas.

Menomonie Theater Guild Studio 502 W. 2nd St., Menomonie

Cost: Ticket price TBA

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

UWEC Jazz Ensemble I

The Grammy award nominated jazz study program will hold an ensemble concert.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; $2 for UWEC faculty staff/students; $5 Senior/Youth/Other college

Ongoing Events For 12/01/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc