Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Tue. Dec. 23

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Leisure

10am-9pm Tue. Dec. 23

Make Memories with Santa

Santa made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages at his Northwood’s home located in the Sears Wing at Oakwood Mall.

Oakwood Mall

Leisure

6:30-8pm Tue. Dec. 23

Group Meet Up: You Know You Are From Eau Claire When ...

Members of the "You Know You're From Eau Claire When" Facebook group have a time and a place to meet up, talk, and trade memories about living in Eau Claire. This will be chance for group members to meet face-to-face, swap stories, and learn about the area. Feel free to bring along any old photos or objects/artifacts you may have. Complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies available.

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Dec. 24th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Wed. Dec. 24

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Leisure

9am-5pm Wed. Dec. 24

Make Memories with Santa

Santa made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages at his Northwood’s home located in the Sears Wing at Oakwood Mall.

Oakwood Mall

Food & Drink

4-8pm Wed. Dec. 24

Cocoa Cabal (Chocolate Martini Night)

Every Wednesday iB Artisan Winery & Distillery will feature an array of chocolate martinis and cocktails whipped up using Legacy Chocolate's delicious chocolate sipping sauce. Numerous flavors will be rotated. You'll even be able to request your own flavor concoctions (at your own risk, of course!).

Infinity Beverages Artisan Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Dec. 24

Northwoods Brew Pub: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Northwoods Brewpub

Thursday, Dec. 25th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Dec. 25

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Friday, Dec. 26th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Fri. Dec. 26

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Fitness

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

School's Out Open Skate

Join us for a School's Out Open Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: Admission is only $3 or 1 punch on your City Pass. Skate rentals are FREE

Saturday, Dec. 27th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Dec. 27

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Recreation

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 27

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Leisure

2pm Sat. Dec. 27

Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Tours at the Cook-Rutledge Historic Mansion. Decorated for the season with handcrafted decorations. Previous years featured music, homemade dessert, and refreshments. Register in advance.

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Sunday, Dec. 28th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Dec. 28

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Recreation

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 28

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Leisure

2pm Sun. Dec. 28

Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Tours at the Cook-Rutledge Historic Mansion. Decorated for the season with handcrafted decorations. Previous years featured music, homemade dessert, and refreshments. Register in advance.

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Monday, Dec. 29th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Dec. 29

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Fitness

1:15-3:15pm Mon. Dec. 29

School's Out Open Skate

Join us for a School's Out Open Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: Admission is only $3 or 1 punch on your City Pass. Skate rentals are FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 30th, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Tue. Dec. 30

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Education

10-11:30am Tue. Dec. 30

Balloon Twisting 101

Ever wanted to learn to twist balloons into unique elements of delight for all ages? Kevin Juggling & Balloons is offering this class as that opportunity. Recommended for ages 8+ (6+ with adult) and limited to 10 in the class. Register in advance by phone.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique

Cost: $3 in advance

Age: ages 8+

Fitness

1:15-3:15pm Tue. Dec. 30

School's Out Open Skate

Join us for a School's Out Open Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: Admission is only $3 or 1 punch on your City Pass. Skate rentals are FREE

Kids

2:30-3:30pm Tue. Dec. 30

Nearly New Year's Eve Party

At 2:30pm, enjoy crafts, games, and other end-of-the-year treats for toddlers, elementary aged youth, and their families. At 7pm, enjoy snacks, 2014 trivia, games, and other end-of-the-year goodies for ages 12-young adult. Dress as you are or…

Fall Creek Public Library

Kids

7-9pm Tue. Dec. 30

Camp Night at the Y

Hang out with you favorite counselors and fellow campers. Bring your friends and introduce them to some classic camp games.

Eau Claire YMCA

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Kids

7:30-9pm Tue. Dec. 30

Nearly New Year's Eve Party

At 2:30pm, enjoy crafts, games, and other end-of-the-year treats for toddlers, elementary aged youth, and their families. At 7pm, enjoy snacks, 2014 trivia, games, and other end-of-the-year goodies for ages 12-young adult. Dress as you are or…

Fall Creek Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 2014

Leisure

Check Venue For Hours Wed. Dec. 31

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Opens Thanksgiving Day 5-6:30pm for walkthroughs only. Open daily after that 7am- 9:30pm until New Years Day.

Food & Drink

4-8pm Wed. Dec. 31

Cocoa Cabal (Chocolate Martini Night)

Every Wednesday iB Artisan Winery & Distillery will feature an array of chocolate martinis and cocktails whipped up using Legacy Chocolate's delicious chocolate sipping sauce. Numerous flavors will be rotated. You'll even be able to request your own flavor concoctions (at your own risk, of course!).

Infinity Beverages Artisan Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Kids

5-9pm Wed. Dec. 31

RCU New Year's Eve Event

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us at the Sports Center. Bring the whole family out to this special event and enjoy DJ entertainment, games, prizes, inflatables, limo rides, and a huge balloon drop. Don’t miss out on the biggest Children’s New Year’s Event in the Chippewa Valley.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Cost: $5 admission, kids 2 and under are FREE

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Dec. 31

Northwoods Brew Pub: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Northwoods Brewpub

Kids

10pm-3am Wed. Dec. 31

Action City New Year's Eve Lock-In

Celebrate the New Year at Action City's Lock-In. Enjoy unlimited play on attractions and non-ticket games, bottomless soda and assorted pizza buffet. Tickets available online or at the door.

Action City

Cost: $25

Thursday, Jan. 1st, 2015

Leisure

7-9pm Thu. Jan. 1

Chippewa Valley Coin Club

Free monthly meetings for all collectors. Free refreshments served. Meetings begin with camaraderie, then business issues, then after that we have a small coin auction.

VFW Club

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Friday, Jan. 2nd, 2015

Fitness

1:15-3:15pm Fri. Jan. 2

School's Out Open Skate

Join us for a School's Out Open Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: Admission is only $3 or 1 punch on your City Pass. Skate rentals are FREE

Winter Fun

6pm Fri. Jan. 2

Holiday Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with an evening on the trails by snowshoe and candlelight. Refreshments and a warm fire will be available after each hike. Snowshoe rental rates apply, or bring your own. Please note that rental equipment is limited and may sell-out. Registration and full payment required by Jan. 1.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5

Winter Fun

7:30pm Fri. Jan. 2

Holiday Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with an evening on the trails by snowshoe and candlelight. Refreshments and a warm fire will be available after each hike. Snowshoe rental rates apply, or bring your own. Please note that rental equipment is limited and may sell-out. Registration and full payment required by Jan. 1.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5

Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 2015

Recreation

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 3

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Sunday, Jan. 4th, 2015

Recreation

1-4pm Sun. Jan. 4

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Education

4-6pm Sun. Jan. 4

Improv Comedy 101

Learn the basics of improv comedy via games and exercises designed to teach you how to think on your feet. This workshop is great both for people interested in theatre and comedy, or those looking for a confidence boost in the board room.…

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: $75

Age: ages 16+

Monday, Jan. 5th, 2015

Leisure

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Jan. 5

Mondays in Motion

Finding a positive outlet for children’s energy can be a challenge for busy parents. When it’s too cold to go outside, join Mayo Clinic Health System’s Wellness ROCKS for Mondays in Motion. When it’s cold outside, Mondays in Motion…

Alliance Church of Menomonie

Cost: FREE, registration is not required

Kids

6:30-7:15pm Mon. Jan. 5

Scrapbooking

Mother and daughters come join us for some quality time together learning how to put those pictures of the family in a scrapbook. Each time we meet we will work on a different theme page. To register, call or stop by the P&R office located at 1904 Spooner Ave., Altoona.

10th Street Recreation Center

Cost: $20/Resident Family; $25/Non-Resident Family

Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 2015

Education

10am-noon Wed. Jan. 7

Mah Jongg Class

A three week class to introduce you to this mind-stimulating game that uses Chinese symbols.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $13.50, $9 members

Education

1:30-3:30pm Wed. Jan. 7

Bridge Conventions One

You will learn the following conventions: Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Takeout Doubles, Weak Two Bids, Two Club Artificial Opening, Reverses and Blackwood and Gerber. Each session will include an explanation of the conventions and practice…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $15, $12 members ($10 for repeat students)

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Jan. 7

Northwoods Brew Pub: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Northwoods Brewpub

Thursday, Jan. 8th, 2015

Recreation

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jan. 8

Phenology Snowshoe Hike for Elder Explorers

Join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a snowshoe hike this winter. It's a great chance to explore the winter woods and get some exercise too. This program is targeted for our older, but active, nature lovers 55 and older. Registration and full payment required no later than three days before event.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5 (if needed, snowshoe rentals are $3/pair)

Age: ages 55+

Recreation

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 8

Winter After Hours

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a fire pit, music, and hot drinks. Skate rentals will be available. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Boyd during this season. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised.

Boyd Park

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Visual Art

6pm Thu. Jan. 8

Wine & Whimsy

Eau Claire's first paint and wine experience! Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Janet Carson Gallery

Cost: $35

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