Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Wed. Dec. 13

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 Wed. Dec. 13

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

9:30-11am Wed. Dec. 13

Bloomer Playgroup

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

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-10:30am Wed. Dec. 13

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

10:30-11am Wed. Dec. 13

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 Wed. Dec. 13

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 13

Indoor Open Swim

Indoor open swim is a fun activity for all ages! Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted. Wednesdays at South Middle School 6:30-9pm. Session 1: October 4 - December 20 (No swim 11/22). Session 2: January 3 - April 25 (No swim 3/21). Note: Open swim is only available 8-9pm on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch) Children 2 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 13

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

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

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 Thu. Dec. 14

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

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 14

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

9:15-10:05am Thu. Dec. 14

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 14

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 Thu. Dec. 14

Mini Makers: Snow Dough

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is making snow dough.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 14

ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. No class Nov. 23.

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

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

Age: Ages 2-3 yrs

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

4-6pm Thu. Dec. 14

Family Maker Night: Holiday Gifts

Dip into your creative side with a Family Maker Night devoted to making holiday gifts. They'll provide all of the tools and supplies. You bring your imagination.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

14th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin. Parade begins at 6:30pm. Travels from the corner of Main Street and 4th to the corner of Broadway and 10th. Followed by the fireworks show.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Thu. Dec. 14

Cheers for Cures - MDA Fundraiser

The event will feature plenty of food and drinks, live music by Brian Bethke, and tons of great raffle and silent auction prizes. Be sure to bring your ugly holiday sweater. Come have a great time while doing some good and raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

6:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 14

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 Thu. Dec. 14

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

Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

10-11am Fri. Dec. 15

Storybook Hiking Trail

A fun, winter activity followed by a guided tour on the Storybook Hiking Trail. Explore songs, interactive stories, and movement activities that encourage your children to think about the ever-changing world around them and their role in it. Dress for the weather as the majority of the program will be held outdoors.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: $3-5

Age: Ages 4-8

10-10:30am Fri. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

10:30-11am Fri. Dec. 15

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

11:15am-noon Fri. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 15

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. 15

Jingle Jams: LASKA

Songwriting sisters Hannah, Bex, and Mookie (LASKA) weave influences of alternative, Americana, and desert rock with raw emotions in their songs. 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. 15

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. 15

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

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

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2017

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

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.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water 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

Ongoing Events For 12/13/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc