Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017

10:15am Sat. Dec. 2

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 2

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Dec. 2

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Cozy up with this loveable canine and read him your favorite story. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

10:45-11:45am Sat. Dec. 2

Kids Yoga Series

Join Abby Shroeder for this 4-week series where your kiddos will learn all about yoga in fun way. Parents can enjoy a class of their own at the same time in the HOT studio. The adult class is included with the purchase of the Kids Yoga Series.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr., EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Full series - $40 for members, $50 for non-members; $15 Drop-in Rate

Age: Ages 5-11

11-11:30am Sat. Dec. 2

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. 2

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

11am Sat. Dec. 2

ECCT Presents: "Madeline's Christmas"

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! Based on the beloved children's book this is the perfect musical treat for the entire family to start the holiday season.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

noon-5pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

1-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

16th Annual Christmastime in the City Celebration

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 1-4pm, and get a coupon for a holiday lunch buffet at The Plus from 1-4:30pm. Warm your heart and soul with free holiday karaoke, hot cocoa, cookies and a visit from Santa's reindeer. The festivities conclude with a tree lighting at 4:30pm.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 2

ARTmobile

Drop-in and make art with the ARTmobile. All projects are free, open to the public, and designed for all-ages.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. Dec. 2

Teen Pinterfest Gifts

Teens are invited to spend their afternoon creating awesome Pinterest-inspired crafts to give as holiday gifts – or keep. Registration required. Register online at ecpubliclibrary.info/teens.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

ECCT Presents: "Madeline's Christmas"

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! Based on the beloved children's book this is the perfect musical treat for the entire family to start the holiday season.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

3-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Cedarbrook Family Xperience

A fun free Family Christmas experience. At Keepsake Christmas, families create their very own Keepsake nativity scenes and watch as the nativity comes to life on stage.

Cedarbrook Church N6714 470th St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Dec. 2

28th Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade

Enjoy over 50 illuminated and musical floats, walking units, and horse drawn wagons as they light up the winter sky. Don't miss this beautiful winter parade and beloved Chippewa Falls tradition.

Downtown Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2017

7am-9:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

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-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

Claymation Classics: Frosty the Snowman

Bring your family to enjoy these holiday claymation classics on the big screen in the Volume One Gallery/theater inside The Local Store.

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

9am-4pm Sun. Dec. 3

Snacktime Sundays

Enjoy complimentary hot cider and cocoa and cookies all afternoon.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-2pm Sun. Dec. 3

Brunch with Santa at 29 Pines

Come and enjoy Sunday Brunch with all the holiday trimmings. Santa can't wait to see everyone and will be available for pictures all day. There will also be cookie decorating, movies, games, and more. Call today to reserve a spot.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10.99 (13 and up), $3.99 (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sun. Dec. 3

Twisty Tots Yoga

Join us with your sweet little tot to explore twisty yoga moves, relaxation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, while nurturing the bond between you and your toddler.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5/child; Parents Free

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 3

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

12:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Paint your Pet

Makes a great gift for someone this holiday season. Send Cheers Pablo a high quality image of your pet, and our artist will create a customized sketch for this class. Email an image of your animal to cheerspabloeauclaire@gmail.com Registration for this event closes 2 days in advance of the event, so that artist has time to prepare.

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

Cost: $49

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 3

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

1:30-3pm Sun. Dec. 3

LEGO Club

A family drop-in program. They provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. No registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

ECCT Presents: "Madeline's Christmas"

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! Based on the beloved children's book this is the perfect musical treat for the entire family to start the holiday season.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

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

2pm Sun. Dec. 3

43rd Annual UWEC Music Holiday Concert

The concert features the Concert Choir and Women’s Concert Chorale; Symphonic Choir, Women’s Chorus and The Singing Statesmen; Wind Symphony; and University Symphony Orchestra. Floor and bleacher seating is available.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 floor; $3 bleacher

5:30-6:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

Teen Yoga

This is a mixed level class for teens of all and ability levels interested in checking out yoga for building strength and flexibility, increasing self-confidence and reducing stress. Any gender is welcome.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire 2524 Golf Road Suite 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: Purchase the series for $10.00 per class (5 classes for $50) or drop in rate is $12.00 per class

Age: 13 -17 (middle or high school)

Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017

Mon. Dec. 4

Creative Ballet Classes

Develop grace, self-esteem, creativity and stage presence in a fun ballet class which will lead to a presentation of excerpts from the Nutcracker on stage on December 21.

Cost: $120 plus $20 registration fee

Age: Ages 3-14

7am-9:30pm Mon. Dec. 4

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 Mon. Dec. 4

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

9am-noon Mon. Dec. 4

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Dec. 4

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age Birth to age 5

10:15am Mon. Dec. 4

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime. Stories, songs, and parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 1 & 2 year olds

noon-8pm Mon. Dec. 4

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

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Dec. 4

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before attending.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5-8pm Mon. Dec. 4

Pet Nights with Santa

Bring your four-legged friend to see Santa and pose for a photo. Cats and dogs only, please. Pre-order your photos and save over 30% by pre-purchasing online. Santa's house is located in the Sears wing. Photo package information available online.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

5:30pm Mon. Dec. 4

Prenatal Yoga at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

This class is designed to strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy. Meditation, breath, and movement are used to focus on awareness and muscles that are key to a healthy pregnancy and labor. Connect with your body's innate wisdom and other moms-to-be in the area.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 5

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10-10:30am Tue. Dec. 5

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

10:15am Tue. Dec. 5

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Features stories, songs, and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 & 3 year olds

10:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 5

Tiny Scientists - Test Kitchen

During the Test Kitchen you and your little one(s) will use the 5 senses to explore the textures, tastes, colors, smells and sounds of food and find out what awesome things you can create and eat. No class Nov. 21.

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

Cost: $60

Age: Ages 2-5

10:30-11am Tue. Dec. 5

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

noon-8pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

3:45-5pm Tue. Dec. 5

Teen Minecraft Club

Six laptops are available, but players are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if possible. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own Minecraft Club Account, please be prepared to share.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

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