Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 2018

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 22

Pictures with Santa at The Plus

Come meet Santa, live at The Plus. Take photos, and there will be coloring, crafts, and hot chocolate.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 22

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 22

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 22

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 22

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 22

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Sunday, Dec. 23rd, 2018

7am-9pm Sun. Dec. 23

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

9am-9pm Sun. Dec. 23

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 23

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

Monday, Dec. 24th, 2018

7am-9pm Mon. Dec. 24

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

9am-5pm Mon. Dec. 24

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

noon-8pm Mon. Dec. 24

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

4:30-5pm Mon. Dec. 24

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Dec. 24

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018

7am-9pm Tue. Dec. 25

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

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 25

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 2018

7am-9pm Wed. Dec. 26

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

11am-1pm Wed. Dec. 26

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Wed. Dec. 26

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

12:45-1:45pm Wed. Dec. 26

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1:15-3:15pm Wed. Dec. 26

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

3-5pm Wed. Dec. 26

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Wed. Dec. 26

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

Thursday, Dec. 27th, 2018

Thu. Dec. 27

Brad Peterson 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

YMCA will host the Brad Peterson Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. All teams are guaranteed three games. Boys: Thursday, December 27. Girls: Friday, December 28.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $60 per team

7am-9pm Thu. Dec. 27

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

11am-1pm Thu. Dec. 27

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Thu. Dec. 27

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

12:45-1:45pm Thu. Dec. 27

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1:15-3:15pm Thu. Dec. 27

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

3-5pm Thu. Dec. 27

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 27

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

Friday, Dec. 28th, 2018

Fri. Dec. 28

Brad Peterson 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

YMCA will host the Brad Peterson Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. All teams are guaranteed three games. Boys: Thursday, December 27. Girls: Friday, December 28.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $60 per team

7am-9pm Fri. Dec. 28

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Dec. 28

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-10:30am Fri. Dec. 28

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 28

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Fri. Dec. 28

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

12:45-1:45pm Fri. Dec. 28

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1:15-3:15pm Fri. Dec. 28

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

Saturday, Dec. 29th, 2018

7am-9pm Sat. Dec. 29

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

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 29

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 29

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 29

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 29

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 29

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Sunday, Dec. 30th, 2018

7am-9pm Sun. 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 Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

noon-4pm Sun. Dec. 30

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-9pm Sun. Dec. 30

Royal Credit Union New Year's Event

Enjoy live DJ entertainment form Party Hits, fun games, prizes, inflatables, limo rides from Cody Limousines, face painting by Radiant Elf, and a HUGE balloon drop at 8:30pm.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (cash only)

Age: All Ages

Monday, Dec. 31st, 2018

7am-9pm Mon. Dec. 31

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

10am-noon Mon. Dec. 31

Annual CMEC Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year, the kid-friendly way. Featuring their most popular sparkly science, colorful noisemakers, the paint-your-own-face station, a photo booth, parachute playtime, confetti extravaganza, and a massive celebration around the clock tower as the party counts down to noon!

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

Cost: FREE with admission

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