7am-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

8-11am Sat. Dec. 16

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and applesauce. Make sure to bring your camera to take a photo of your children with Santa Claus. Hosted by the Hallie Optimist Club.

Village of Lake Hallie Town Hall 13033 30th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Kids 12 and under free. Adults $6

Age: All Ages

8:15am Sat. Dec. 16

UPDATED LOCATION: Ugly Sweater Run 5k

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 for the Community Table.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

MHS Concert Chorus Fundraiser Craft/Bake Sale and Silent Auction

MHS Concert Chorus Fundraiser for New York City trip to sing on the Carnegie Hall Stage. Craft/Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Vendors include woodwork, canvas, reclaimed art, pampered chef, handmade jewelry and more. All proceeds go directly to students for their trip costs. Christmas Carols sung by the MHS concert chorus.

Menomonie Veterans Center E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie

Cost: Adults $2 (includes one free raffle ticket) Kids 16 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 16

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Dec. 16

Date with Dad "Karate"

A special time for dads and preschool-age kids to enjoy together. At Date with Dad we welcome any significant male role model such as: step-dads, grandpas, uncles, etc. You will learn basic self defense skills and have fun while getting fit. Snack will be provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool-aged kids

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 16

Free Family Christmas Movie (Elf)

FREE showing of Elf at the Menomonie movie theater brought to you by Cathy Jenson and Nic Nehring Thrivent Financial. To get in free, guests bring a new hygiene item (soap, shampoo etc) to donate to Bridge to Hope. First 100 people get free popcorn!

CEC Menomonie 7 Theater 2521 WI-25, Menomonie

Cost: FREE (read description)

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 16

Saturday Morning Kids Series with Jeanne Styczinski

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 16

Winter Whimsy Crafts

Stop by the library anytime over the weekend to make fun, winter-inspired crafts.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 16

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 16

Holiday Storytime

A fun and festive storytime full of music, games and tales of the season.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 16

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

11am-1pm Sat. Dec. 16

St Paul Ballet - Clara's Dream: The Nutcracker

A holiday favorite returns. The Saint Paul Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. The show sells out every year. Get your tickets now.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $25-30

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Dec. 16

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

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 16

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house.

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

1-2pm Sat. Dec. 16

No Rock, Just Paper & Scissors: Crafting

A Paper-Crafting series for kids one Saturday per month this fall.

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

Age: Grades 3-6

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

Light Up EC Lantern Workshop

Learn how to make a paper lantern with Visit Eau Claire

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

2pm Sat. Dec. 16

Bluegrass at the Oxford featuring A Seeger Boys Christmas

An afternoon of Bluegrass Christmas songs and favorite Christmas songs played bluegrass style. As a special treat, Santa will be visiting at intermission.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA, $5 children

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Annual Eastside Hill Caroling Party

Let your spirits be warmed by joining your friends and neighbors in raising Christmas cheer. All ages and abilities welcome. Refreshments provided. Bring your voice or an instrument. Meet at the music school at 5:30pm for refreshments and practice. Caroling starts at 6pm, and more refreshments at 7pm.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

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 Sat. Dec. 16

Jingle Jams: Bri Murphy

Bri Murphy is an Eau Claire native now based in Nashville who has toured all over the U.S., Canada, and Japan as a fiddle player. 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 Sat. Dec. 16

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 Sat. Dec. 16

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

Ongoing Events For 12/16/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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