Local Appearances by Mr. Claus

You wanna see the Big Guy face-to-face this year? Here's where to go.

Santa’s Pajama Party and Photos Nov. 19 to Dec. 24; Mon.-Thurs.: 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10am-9pm; Sun.: Noon-6pm. Christmas Eve hours 9am-3pm • Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd • 836-0101 • www.oakwoodmall.com Throw on your PJ’s and join Santa for milk and cookies, a bedtime story, songs and games tossed in with a little holiday magic. The Pajama party will be November 19th 6-8pm with a photo opportunity from 8-9pm. Santa will need to leave once in awhile to feed his reindeer so they are big and strong for the big day so please check the Santa set for break times.

Chippewa Falls Main Street Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 11am-3pm at Rutledge, 5pm-8pm Downtown businesses • 404 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • 723-0331 • Santa will arrive in the M&I Bank parking lot (corner of Bridge and Colombia streets) at 10am November 26. Visit with Santa at the Rutledge Charity Building on every Saturday; Nov. 27- Dec. 18; 11am-3pm.

Santa & Mrs. Claus at Pleasant Valley Nov. 26-28, Dec. 4-5, 11am-3pm • Pleasant Valley Tree Farm, N7240 810th St., Elk Mound • FREE • 879-5179 • www.pleasantvalleytree.com • Visit both Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Menomonie Wal-Mart Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 • 180 Cedar Falls Road, Menomonie • 10am-2pm • Visit with Santa in Wal-Mart’s Holiday section. Pictures with Santa are free.

Eau Claire Wal-Mart Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 • 915 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • 10am-2pm • Visit with Santa in Wal-Mart’s Holiday section. Pictures with Santa are free.

St. Nick’s Pet Pics Every Monday from Nov. 29 to Dec. 13, 6-9pm • Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd • 836-0044 • www.oakwoodmall.com A waggin’ good time. Four-legged friends are invited to capture a holiday-hugging photograph with Old St. Nick. Costumes provided make your fuzzy companion even more adorable during a special mall trip to celebrate the holiday season. Santa welcomes dogs and cats only, please.

Downtown Eau Claire Dec. 4, 11-2pm • Ramada Convention Center, 205 S Barstow St • $5 • 839-4914 • www.nothingartificial.org • As part of Christmastime in the City, have a pizza and soda lunch with Santa at the Ramada, jump on his lap to whisper your biggest wishes, and get a picture.

20th Annual Bridge To Wonderland Parade Dec. 4, 6pm • Downtown Chippewa Falls • FREE • 723-7858 • “A Very Patriotic Christmas” is this years theme for illuminated floats. Listen to area bands play holiday favorites that bring a sparkle to the eyes of children and adults. See Santa on the final float. Complimentary hot drinks served at businesses with red carpets.

Santa Claws at Petsmart  Dec. 4-5 • Petsmart, 4142 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire • 831-1532 • Bring your pets, or the whole family, and get a picture taken with Santa Claws at Petsmart in Eau Claire! December 4-5 from 11am-4pm each day. For $9.95 pet parents will receive one 4x6 digital photograph in a holiday collector frame. No appointment is necessary. $5 from each photo package will go to the Eau Claire County Humane Association. For more info go to www.eccha.org or contact Petsmart at 715-831-1532

Brunch with Santa Dec. 5, 9:30am-2pm; Dec. 12, 9:30am-2pm; Dec. 19, 9:30am-2pm • Fanny Hill, 3919 Crescent Ave • 836-8184 • www.fannyhill.com Have brunch and hang out with Santa at the completely redecorated Fanny Hill Dinner Theatre.

Santa & His Live Reindeer Dec. 5, 1-4pm • Chippewa Commons (Kmart Shopping Plaza), 409 Prairie View Rd., Chippew Falls • FREE • (248) 737-4190 Ext 236 • Meet Santa, Mrs. Clause the their live reindeer at the Chippewa Commons (Kmart Plaza) shopping center. Kids can get pics with Santa and his team.

Stories with Santa Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30pm • Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W Central St • FREE • 723-1146 • An hour of fun with stories, treats, and crafts for ages 2-6. Santa will also be attending and will be taking pictures.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Library Dec. 6, 4-6pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd • FREE • 232-2164 • www.menomonielibrary.org • Kids bring your wish lists and parents bring your cameras! Visiting with Santa is open house style. Crafts and cookies and milk also provided.

Santa at Schultz’s Country Barn Dec. 11, 10am-2pm • Schultz’s Country Barn, 50996 N. Main St., Eleva • 287-4684 • Sit on Santa’s lap, visit with Mrs. Claus, enjoy sleigh rides if there’s enough snow, and dine on cookies and hot chocolate.Pictures with Santa are $3.

A Walk Through the Park Sat. Dec. 11, 5-7pm • Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls • 723-5515 • Santa Claus will attend a holiday walk through Irvine Park’s Christmas Village, where participants can carol, take in several light displays, drink hot chocolate, and eat free cookies.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 11, 9-11am • Altoona Emergency Services Building, 1904 Spooner Ave., Altoona • 839-5188 • Santa Claus is coming to town. Kids, bring along your Christmas lists and enjoy a tasty breakfast with Santa. Families will be able to give an early Christmas gift by bringing a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 18, 9am-noon • Hobbs Ice Arena, 915 Menomonie St. • 839-5040 • Activities may include gingerbread house building, a Christmas ornament art project, toy drive for charity, skating games, cookies and cocoa.

Dinner with Santa and Friends at Fanny Hill Dec 20-22, Dinner starts at 5pm • Fanny Hill • 3 & under free, kids 4-10 $7.99, adults $16.99 • 836-8184 • Kids can talk to Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, and the elves. Enjoy a meal and holiday music from strolling carolers, and a special holiday performance. Performances will be at 6pm and again at 7:15pm

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