Saturday, Nov. 25th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 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

9am-6pm Sat. Nov. 25

Down to Earth Christmas Open House

Enjoy holiday music, free hot apple cider, homemade cookies, and great specials on all Christmas items. Find great gifts for everyone, holiday décor, and poinsettias. Bring your best shopping partners and get some serious shopping done, then stay for a relaxing lunch at our Five & Two Café.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-3pm Sat. Nov. 25

Token Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

It’s small business Saturday! Shop local, treat yourself + snag gifts for all the women on your holiday shopping list from Token Jewelry. Meet the maker Sarah Willger who produces finely crafted, timeless pieces that offer a minimalist aesthetic to any look.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Nov. 25

Durand Dazzle Day

An all day event to raise holiday spirits, with a bake sale, book sale, craft/vendor sale, Christmas walk (a tour of area homes), free events in Memorial park, exotic animal viewing zoo, carriage and trolley rides, marshmallow roast, and ending the day a lighted grand parade.

Downtown Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Sunday, Nov. 26th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Sun. Nov. 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

Monday, Nov. 27th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Mon. Nov. 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

9am-noon Mon. Nov. 27

Faith Jacket

Knit eleven scarves and two sleeves, and then have faith that you can assemble them into a jacket. Size options range from children's size 2 to an adult 2X. Relax and just knit to make a timeless sweater/jacket to wear this winter.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Age: Seniors

9:30am-3pm Mon. Nov. 27

Augusta Quilt Addicts Club

Club meeting. Open House on November 20th.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:30pm Mon. Nov. 27

Eau Claire Area Memory Café

The café offers a comfortable way for you and your care partner to have fun and socialize with others who have Mild Cognitive Impairment, early to moderate Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, and those who worry about memory problems. 2nd Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am • Chippewa Valley Museum Auditorium, Carson Park // 4th Monday 1:30-3:30pm • St. John’s Lutheran Church 1804 Highland Avenue Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Tue. 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

12:30-2:45pm Tue. Nov. 28

Creating Cards with Marty and Roxi

Creating Cards with Marty and Roxi. A make and take greeting card workshop. Supplies and equipment to make two cards.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: $3 (call by 11/21)

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Wed. 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

6-8:29pm Wed. Nov. 29

Wine & Whimsy

A 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas and wine. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. Fun for all levels of experience.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

7pm Wed. Nov. 29

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

Thursday, Nov. 30th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Thu. 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

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 30

Craft Lab: Brass Ring Wall Hanging

We will make a beautiful wall hanging with fringe using a brass hoop. This is a super simple project that anyone can do. Coffee and tea will be provided. Choose your color combination from a variety of yarns and beads.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 10+

Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017

7am-9:30pm Fri. 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

5-6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

4th Annual"Let it Glow!" Phoenix Park Tree Lighting

Enjoy free hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides through Downtown's North Barstow District from 5-6:30pm. Hear from a few guest speakers and we'll flip the switch on this year's lights at 5:30pm.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

6th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade & Event

6:30pm Fireworks from Grand Ave footbridge will kick off the parade. Parade route begins on West Grand Avenue and proceeds down 1st Avenue. Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a warming area and offering free hot chocolate before the parade.

Parade Route goes from West Grand Avenue to 1st Avenue; Events Held at Hobbs Ice Center, 915 Menomonie St

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017

7am-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

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

8am-5pm Sat. Dec. 2

Oasis Winter Open House

With so many unique items, cross everyone off your holiday list. Gift wrapping for free. Fresh greens and trees, free food and beverages, store wide sales, and more.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 2

Community Fall Creek Christmas Fair

Coffee & sweets at 9 AM. Lunch from 10:30 to 1:30 includes a taco bar, hot beefs, chili dogs, scalloped potatoes, and homemade pie. Items for sale include baked goods, cookies, lefse, crafts, jewelry, books, rugs, honey, Christmas decorations, & more. Door prizes & drawing for a homemade quilt.

Fall Creek Firehouse 530 Highway 12, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Make Your Own Snowshoes

Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes. All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and has great strength when varnished. Materials list online.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: $190-200 (Register by 11/13)

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 2

Nick’s Wood Shop Pop-Up Shop

Spreading knives, cutting boards, soap dishes + more - all handcrafted in Eau Claire by Nick Endle, the maker who created Nick's Wood Shop. Nick will be showcasing more than his usual wares at Red's. Find perfect gifts for your parents, in-laws or those hard to buy for gifts.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 2

Ladies in the Greenhouse – Country Christmas

Come enjoy a special Christmas shopping experience in the Greenhouse. We will have a local artist and vendor market, holiday music, and much more to get you in the Christmas spirit. The Five & Two Café inside our country store will also be featuring lunch and drink specials.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

10:30am-12:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Yarn Dying Class

Join indie dyer Chelsey Burdt of DarnYarnMN and dye your very own hank of yarn to take home with you. Just in time to knit or crochet up that special project for Christmas! Bring your knitting or crochet to work on while the dye sets. Limited spots available, so sign up today.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 18+

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

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

Yarn Dying Class

Join indie dyer Chelsey Burdt of DarnYarnMN and dye your very own hank of yarn to take home with you. Just in time to knit or crochet up that special project for Christmas! Bring your knitting or crochet to work on while the dye sets. Limited spots available, so sign up today.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 18+

2-4pm Sat. Dec. 2

Advent Kick-Off and Caroling in Irvine Park

Enjoy the music of carolers kicking off Advent in Irvine Park. There will be hot chocolate and Advent meditation booklets available.

Irvine Park (near band shell) Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

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

6:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

4th Annual 1940s Hawthorne Hangar Dance

A benefit to raise Money For the Unmet Needs program, The Hangar Dance Features the big band swing styles of Troppo, dance lessons and catered food from local restaurants.

Heartland Aviation 3800 Starr Ave. A, Eau Claire

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

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

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

Make Your Own Snowshoes

Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes. All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and has great strength when varnished. Materials list online.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: $190-200 (Register by 11/13)

5:30pm Sun. Dec. 3

32st Annual Lighting Ceremony at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

Meet at the chapel. Tree lighting follows. To purchase lights, call, visit online and click the "Ways to Give" link, or visit in person at the hospital's gift shop, Volunteer Services, or the Information Desk. Deadline to appear in a tribute in the Leader-Telegram is noon on Nov. 22. Proceeds go to The Healing Place.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per name

Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017

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

9am-noon Mon. Dec. 4

Faith Jacket

Knit eleven scarves and two sleeves, and then have faith that you can assemble them into a jacket. Size options range from children's size 2 to an adult 2X. Relax and just knit to make a timeless sweater/jacket to wear this winter.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Age: Seniors

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

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Wed. Dec. 6

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

6-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 6

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern. Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your lantern home at the end of the workshop.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

7pm Wed. Dec. 6

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

8pm Wed. Dec. 6

Harry Potter Series Trivia Book Two: The Chamber Of Secrets

This is Clear Water Comedy's 2nd of 7 Harry Potter Trivia events based around each book in the classic series. Once your team plays at least 4 of the 7 events (and must be present to win on the final evening), your team is eligible for a chance to win a $2500 voucher to Universal Studios and go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per 2-4 person team

Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2017

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

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

4pm Thu. Dec. 7

Remembrance Ceremony & Love Lights Tree Lighting at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Beautiful trees located throughout the hospital’s healing garden will shine brightly during the holiday season as a reminder of a special loved one. Participants can choose a white light in memory of a deceased loved one, a red or green light in honor of the living or a blue light to honor military personnel. Deadline is 11/27 to be included in the Chippewa Herald announcement.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

6-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Star Wars Trivia Night at Micon Cinemas

May the force be with you. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for our costume contest, enjoy specials on food and drinks, and join Clear Water Comedy to prove your superior Star Wars wisdom. Best of all, it's FREE to play.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8:29pm Thu. Dec. 7

Wine & Whimsy

A 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas and wine. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. Fun for all levels of experience.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

The Maker Market

Join us in the Volume One Gallery for a chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

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

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 8

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 8

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Ongoing Events For 11/24/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc