Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018

5-8pm Tue. Nov. 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

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Nov. 27

Youth Yoga - Session 1

This song and story-book themed yoga class is fun for all little yogis. Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class will also include a warm-up and cool-down song to get your yogi singing, moving and relaxing.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $30

Age: 5-8 years old

6:15-7pm Tue. Nov. 27

Tween Yoga - Session 2

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely explore who they are and the roles they might play in the world. This class incorporates discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $30

Age: 9-12

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Nov. 27

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2018

7am-9pm Wed. Nov. 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

10-11:30am Wed. Nov. 28

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:15am Wed. Nov. 28

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants/babies

10:30-11am Wed. Nov. 28

Super Small Science

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

11-11:30am Wed. Nov. 28

Get Up & Go: Learning At Home Activities

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

noon-8pm Wed. Nov. 28

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

4-4:30pm Wed. Nov. 28

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

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 28

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 12-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Childcare is provided. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Nov. 28

Family Open Swim and Gym

Stay active this Fall and winter at Family Open Swim and Gym. Equipment will be provided for the open gyms. Appropriate indoor shoes are required in the gym. Children 2 and under are FREE.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 2018

7am-9pm Thu. Nov. 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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 29

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: Birth to age 5

10am-noon Thu. Nov. 29

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Nov. 29

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 29

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Nov. 29

Introductory Dance Tap + Ballet + Jazz + More

Introducing children who are interested in dance, to tap ballet song and dance and more. Gain strong muscles while learning dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 W Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 monthly

Age: 3-4 years +

5-8pm Thu. Nov. 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

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 29

Young Writers Program

The teen version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where students are able to choose their own word count goals and write with reckless abandon. The group will help each other through the process by providing ideas while completing fun and challenging writing activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $30

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 29

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018

7am-9pm Fri. Nov. 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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 30

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. Nov. 30

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)

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10:15am Fri. Nov. 30

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 30

Little Learners Storytime

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. Siblings are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to 3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 30

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

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

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re sure to have fun in this high-energy course.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-7:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Clearwater Winter Parade

The Let it Glow tree lighting ceremony begins in Phoenix Parks at 5:30pm. Fireworks on the Grand Avenue bridge begin at 6:30pm, followed by the parade on West Grand Avenue and First Avenue. All proceeds go to benefit youth recreation scholarships.

First Avenue & West Grand Avenue First & West Grand Avenues, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

Regis High School 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: All seats $10

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018

7am-9pm Sat. 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

9-11am Sat. Dec. 1

Christmas Cookie Walk

Choose your own cookies from a large selection at $7 per pound. Candies priced separately. Come early for best choices.

Trinity United Methodist Church 201 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

Home for the Holidays - Craft and Vendor Fair

The Augusta Middle and High School Drama Club presents Home for the Holidays, a craft and vendor fair, silent auction, and spaghetti feed. Shop, eat, and support the Augusta Drama Club. Proceeds from this event will fund their spring musical.

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Rd., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Dec. 1

Breakfast with Santa

Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa. Children can decorate sugar cookies and make a Christmas ornament. Families will also be able to give an early Christmas gift by bringing a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Pre-registration required.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $6/person; 3 and under free (register by 11/26)

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 1

49th Annual Frigid 8 and Thermal 3

An 8-mile and 3-mile run through the open fields, rolling hills, and dairy farms west of Chippewa Falls. Each participant receives a long sleeve shirt. There will be several prizes, food, beverages, and home-cooked chili.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 1300 Mansfield St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

10am Sat. Dec. 1

Saturday Morning Kids Series: "A Gift For You" Reading

Aa holiday reading of "A Gift for You" children's book (preschool and early primary grades). The book is meant to open the discussion of what is love and how can a child show others love. A portion of the proceeds will go to a children's hospital.

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

10:15am Sat. Dec. 1

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 1

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

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 1

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

11-11:45am Sat. Dec. 1

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center 320 Putnam St Suite 123, EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

11:30am-1:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Santa Day at the Labor Temple

Santa Claus is coming to the Labor Temple. Stop by for free lunch and photo with Santa Claus. Serving from 11:30-1:30: hot dogs, brats, beans, kraut, fruit, hot cocoa. Photos courtesy of Walter Mueller Studios. All families welcomed.

Labor Temple Lounge 2233 Birch St # 6, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 1

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-4pm Sat. Dec. 1

Christkindlmarkt

Delight your senses with the feel of a European market. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, bakers, and other locally made products.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 1

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

1-6pm Sat. Dec. 1

17th Annual Christmastime in the City Celebration

Downtown’s signature Holiday event, featuring a visit with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa for all and cookies for all kids, and the lighting of Downtown’s Christmas Tree.

Haymarket Plaza 128 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: All activities FREE

1-4:30pm Sat. Dec. 1

Winter Whimsy Crafternoon

Get out of the cold and come to the library for an afternoon of crafting. A variety of crafts will be available, so bring the whole family.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Dec. 1

Parents' Night Out

Bring your child to the YMCA for Parents' Night Out, a new event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. The YMCA provides dinner for the kids, games, crafts and a movie in the pool.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Member, $5 Additional Child, $15 Community, $8 Additional Child

Age: Ages 5-12

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