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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Here’s What’s Happening in the Valley

more than a dozen events to greet 2023 with music, family fun, and more

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CHAMPAGNE ANYONE? Get ready to toast the passing of another year.
CHAMPAGNE ANYONE? Get ready to toast the passing of another year.

If you and your old acquaintances are hoping to get together to give 2022 a good send off and greet 2023 with a bang, here are the events and activities going on in the Chippewa Valley for New Year’s Eve – from family-friendly parties and balloon drops to music ranging from rock to funk to big band. Happy New Year! 

New Year’s Family Party

Dec. 30, 5-8:30pm • $5/person, kids 2 and under FREE (cash only)
YMCA Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road •

Family event for the community. Face painting, prizes, inflatables, balloon drop at 8pm, DJ entertainment, limo rides, and more.

Ladies Day at Wisconsin Makers Market

Dec. 31, 10am-3pm • Wisconsin Makers Market, 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire •

Food, drink, scavenger hunt for deals, charcuterie and bubbly, succulent plant DIY 9-11am, hand massages 11am-1pm, DIY bath salts 1-3pm.

New Year’s Eve Party with Balloon Drop

Dec. 31, 4:30-7:30pm • High Roller Skating Center, 3120 Melby St., Eau Claire •

Roll into the new year at the High Roller party. Balloon drop for children at the end of the event. Single tickets or group rates with food & drinks available. Tickets regularly sell out.

Uncommon Denominator
Uncommon Denominator

NYE 2023 with Uncommon Denominator

Dec. 31, 6pm • The Lakely, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire •

Ring in the new year with EC’s most loved funk band, Uncommon Denominator. Serving food and drink specials, including shrimp cocktail and lobster rolls. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Troppo Big Band
Troppo Big Band

Troppo Big Band Orchestra New Year’s Eve Bash

Dec. 31, 6:30pm • $17 adults, $9 youth
The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls •

Enjoy apps, a full bar, and a huge end-of-year party with the area's best big band jazz orchestra. Grab your dancing shoes.

WichCraft Presents New Year’s Evil Party

Dec 31, 8pm • WichCraft: Spirits & Sandwiches, 2839 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • Facebook Event

Champagne toast, $1 beers and mixers after midnight, free food, professional photo booth, live DJ, taro card readings, and ballon drop with prizes.

New Years Eve Bash Retro Style

Dec. 31, 8pm • Pine Meadow Golf Club, 4324 Fairfax Park Drive, Eau Claire •

Dance the night away with a retro style New Year’s event bash at Pine Meadow. Hosted by DJ Moses.

New Year’s Eve at The Firehouse with Nick Anderson and The Skinny Lovers

Dec. 31, 8pm • The Eau Claire Fire House, 202 Gibson St., Eau Claire

NASL will play their unique blend of rock, punk, folk, and pop.

New Year’s Eve w/ Contingency

Dec. 31, 8pm • The Snout Saloon, 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls 

Live rock music with Contingency. Champagne at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at Folsom St VFW

Dec. 31, 9pm • VFW Post 7232, 2900 W. Folsom St., Eau Claire 

With music by 40 Fingers.

Vegas Style New Year’s at Sandbar

Dec. 31, 9pm • SandBar & Grill, 17643 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls 

Vegas-style fun. Casino-stye games, awards for best dressed and most uniquely dressed couple, and DJ Partyman from 9pm-1am.

New Year’s Resolution Bowling Event

Dec. 31, 9pm • $30/bowler • Falls Bowl, 9 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls

All bowling skill levels welcome. New Years Eve costume contest. Not your normal tournament. Four unique games of bowling. 

’80s New Year’s Eve Character Party

Dec. 31, 9pm • Golden Spike Bar & Grill, 228 Division St., Altoona

Dress up as your favorite ’80ss TV or movie character for a chance to win prices. Dj and karaoke at 9pm. Champagne toast at midnight.