Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

Friday, Dec. 14th, 2018

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

Polar Express Parent Night Out

Drop off your children for a supervised movie night. Send them dressed in PJs and ready to board the Polar Express. Bringing a favorite stuffed animal, blanket and pillow are recommended. Juice, popcorn and cookies will be served. Pre-registration required.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $5/person (register by 12/10)

Age: Ages potty trained - age 11

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 14

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2018

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 15

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

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 15

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2018

9am-4pm Sun. Dec. 16

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

2pm Sun. Dec. 16

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

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 18

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

Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2018

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 20

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

Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 2018

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 22

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

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 22

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 25

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

Thursday, Dec. 27th, 2018

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 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

Saturday, Dec. 29th, 2018

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 29

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 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

Sunday, Dec. 30th, 2018

noon-4pm Sun. Dec. 30

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Monday, Dec. 31st, 2018

10am-noon Mon. Dec. 31

Annual CMEC Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year, the kid-friendly way. Featuring their most popular sparkly science, colorful noisemakers, the paint-your-own-face station, a photo booth, parachute playtime, confetti extravaganza, and a massive celebration around the clock tower as the party counts down to noon!

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

Cost: FREE with admission

11am-3pm Mon. Dec. 31

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30pm Mon. Dec. 31

Light Up Eau Claire: Little Lantern Parade

Children and families will enjoy an early NYE celebration at The Children's Museum of Eau Claire, with the launch of the Little Lantern Parade. All participants will carry a small lighted lantern from the Children's Museum, crossing the Grand Avenue footbridge, and then returning back to the starting point.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Recommended up to age 12

11pm Mon. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Lock-in at Action City

Jump and play into the New Year at Action City's annual New Year's Eve Lock-in. Race go-karts, battle your friends in laser tag, be a ninja warrior and play Trampoline dodgeball. Black Lights will also be on in the Trampoline Park so make sure to wear bright colors.

Action City 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25/person (advance) or $30/person (door)

Age: All Ages

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