Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017

11:30am-noon Tue. Dec. 12

Super Small Science: Squishy Circuits

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is squishy circuits.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

noon-8pm Tue. Dec. 12

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

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 12

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

5-6pm Tue. Dec. 12

Teachable Tuesdays

Hang out at the YMCA for hands-on, and interactive projects. Switch between a STEM challenge or activity and an arts lesson or project.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017

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

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017

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

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

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

Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017

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

10:30-11am 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

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

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2017

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

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

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-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-3pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

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

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

2pm Sat. Dec. 16

Bluegrass at the Oxford featuring A Seeger Boys Christmas

An afternoon of Bluegrass Christmas songs and favorite Christmas songs played bluegrass style. As a special treat, Santa will be visiting at intermission.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA, $5 children

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Dec. 17th, 2017

9am-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

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. 17

Santa Is Back For Brunch

Attend a very special holiday brunch buffet and receive a complimentary picture with the guest of honor, Santa Claus himself.

Lake Wissota Golf Course 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20 for Adults, $10 for Children ages 2-10, Free for Children under 2 years

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa

Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will be used to purchase new balls for the ballpit. Make some special family memories, see Santa, and help refill the ballpit for the kids. Take your own pictures with Santa.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Children, Free Under 1 Yr

Age: All Ages - Family Event

10:30am-12:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 17

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

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 17

Claymation Classics: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

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

Monday, Dec. 18th, 2017

noon-8pm Mon. Dec. 18

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

Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 2017

10-10:30am Tue. Dec. 19

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 Tue. Dec. 19

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Dec. 19

Super Small Science: Amplifying Music

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is amplifying music.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

noon-8pm Tue. Dec. 19

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

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 19

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

5-6pm Tue. Dec. 19

Teachable Tuesdays

Hang out at the YMCA for hands-on, and interactive projects. Switch between a STEM challenge or activity and an arts lesson or project.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 2017

10-10:30am Wed. Dec. 20

Get Up & Go: Snowball Fight

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. This week's activity is an indoor snowball fight.

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. 20

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

7pm Wed. Dec. 20

Bedtime Stories Under The Willow Tree

Come join local author, Ava Gustafson, as she reads from her books, Willow and Willow's New Friend. Wear your favorite soft P.J.'s, bring a cuddly stuffed friend and sip hot cocoa or cider. Be whisked away as she sits under her make shift willow tree and reads some of your favorites too.

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

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Dec. 21st, 2017

10-10:30am Thu. Dec. 21

Mini Makers: Hand Print Crafts!

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 21

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

4-7pm Thu. Dec. 21

Family Free Nights: Wisconsin to Waikiki!

Thanks to Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire, everybody gets FREE admission to the Children’s Museum. Explore the exhibits, make a project in the Art Café or stop by any one of the themed activities.

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

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 21

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

Friday, Dec. 22nd, 2017

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 22

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

Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 2017

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 23

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

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 23

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