Events For 12/31/2017

Sun. Dec. 31

Festival Foods Fireworks

Celebrate the first 8 minutes of 2018 with a fireworks spectacular. Great viewing locations all over downtown, but the parking ramp roof will have the best atmosphere. Get there early for standing space.

Downtown Eau Claire Roughly Defined as Barstow Street, Farwell Street, and Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7am-1pm Sun. Dec. 31

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Shane Leonard. An array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. A variety of classic and original morning drinks including mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sun. Dec. 31

Yoga on a Budget

This class will focus on linking breath with movement. It is a moderately paced class that offers demonstrations and verbal cues. It is great for beginner practitioners as well as those looking to refresh their practice. The room will be heated using infrared heat panels to 90 degrees.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

10am-noon Sun. Dec. 31

Annual CMEC Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year the kid-friendly way no extended bedtime required. Featuring popular sparkly science, colorful noisemakers, the almost world-famous paint-your-own-face station, a photo booth, parachute playtime confetti extravaganza and a sparkling juice toast around the Bitty City clock tower for the countdown to Noon!

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

Cost: FREE with admission

10am Sun. Dec. 31

First Light - Prayers for World Peace

Starting at 10am we recite prayers for world peace. A fire puja will be performed to give thanks, remove obstacles, and increase favorable conditions for the coming year. The group practice of Green Tara will follow. The focus of this practice is freedom from fear, obstacles, and difficulties. Vegetarian potluck lunch.

Hay River KTC Meditation Center N14085 County V V, Ridgeland

Cost: FREE

10am Sun. Dec. 31

New Years Eve - A Black Tie Affair

A special 5 course dinner for NYE with seating at 6 & 9pm. Features complimentary champagne and drink pairings. After dinner, live music by Dead Ringers. There will be no cover charge, and there will be drink specials. Also get to the lounge starting at 10am on NYE for their endless bloody mary bar and buffet.

715 Supper Club & Event Center 2106 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $75/person

noon-2:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern. Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your lantern home at the end of the workshop.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 31

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 31

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 31

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

1:30-2:15pm Sun. Dec. 31

Kettlebell AMPD

Kettlebell AMPD is a heart-pounding class that uses low kettlebell weights and high reps and sets the moves to music. This class is 45 minutes and focuses on several areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio. With Kettlebell AMPD you'll burn a ton of calories AND have fun doing it.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

Age: All Ages

4pm Sun. Dec. 31

2nd Annual Light Up Eau Claire

Activities include a little lantern parade for kids, ice and snow sculptures by Jason Anhorn, wristbanded music venues, a large lantern parade, fireworks, the new years gala at The Lismore, and more to be announced. There will be rooftop viewing tents from the top of the new parking garage.

Downtown Eau Claire Roughly Defined as Barstow Street, Farwell Street, and Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Latnern Parade, Ice Scuplture Unvieling, Fireworks FREE, $15 Wristbands for Music Venues

Age: All Ages

4-11pm Sun. Dec. 31

Get Illuminated

Stop by Galaudet Gallery in Eau Claire and light a candle to illuminate the start of 2018 and release 2017 to history. Each candle and your intentions will be placed in a luminaria and put outside the gallery on South Farwell.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

4:30pm Sun. 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

5-11:58pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve at The Lakely

Say goodbye to 2017 with a special reservation-only evening dinner from Chef Nathan Berg and the Lakely staff. Features include a four course prix fixe meal. Vegetarian and GF options available. Timeless tunes of the 50s & 60s performed by J.E. Sunde and Shane Leonard from 9pm-12:30am. Midnight countdown ticker and champagne toast.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 (First come first serve)

6-9pm Sun. Dec. 31

Rock'n New Year's Family Skate

A family-friendly New Year's Eve event, featuring a DJ and video screen, balloon drop with prizes, skating obstacle course, boot games, hot chocolate bar, and much more.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/person (includes skate rental)

6pm Sun. Dec. 31

2nd Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Festivities include live entertainment & dancing from Bella Diva, Strolling buffet with magnificent cuisine starting at 6pm, midnight champagne toast and celebration, New Year's Eve party packs, sponsor fireworks viewing party, and more to be announced.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $55 for light appetizers + dessert; $125 for buffet ticket starting at 6pm

6:30-10pm Sun. Dec. 31

Prelude to an Eve - Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

Big band jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra. This year come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Admission:  Adults $16, Seniors $15, Youth $9

Age: All Ages

7pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Casino Party at River Prairie Event Center

Games will last from 7-10pm. There’s over $600 in potential prizes. Each ticket includes food, and the selection features an oyster bar, burrito station, bacon board, Sicilian Style Pizza station, Indian Fried Paneer station, and stuffed shrimp. Get tickets online.

Prairie Event Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $30/ticket

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Comedy With Mary Rowles

At 7pm prepare for the new year by sharing a drink and conversation with friends while  listening to the melodic tunes of guitarist Mike Shay. At 8pm delight in the comical observations about life, relationships, and family shared by headliner veteran comedian Mary Rowles. 

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $20-25

8pm Sun. Dec. 31

The Millenium Presents: 90's New Years Bash

The Millenium Presents returns once again to The Plus for an evening of celebration, and they're bringing a few of their favorite bands to make this the best party possible. Featuring Raptor Octavius, Nick Anderson and The Skinny Lovers, Chamber Noise, and The Millenium. There will be food specials, a free photo booth, and art installations.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

8pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music: The Thundermen at New Year's

The Thundermen ring in the New Year at The Moose. It's the perfect time to enjoy the best music, the best dance floor and the best food in the area.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sun. Dec. 31

Light Up Eau Claire Live Music

On the night of Eau Claire’s inaugural Light Up Eau Claire new years event, you can catch live music at multiple venues around town. Catch live music at the Fire House, Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Dive Bar, The Lakely, Micon Cinemas Downtonw, and The Plus.

Downtown Eau Claire Roughly Defined as Barstow Street, Farwell Street, and Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Wristband gets you into all locations

8:15pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Years Eve Dance Party

Dance your way into 2018. There will be a dance lesson at 8:15 pm followed by a variety of music for all dance styles. Lesson and Music by DJ Goggin. The evening includes party favors, snacks and a midnight toast. It is encouraged to call ahead and make a reservation.

St. Mary's Community Center 1812 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: $20 pp advance purchase / $25 pp at the door

Age: 18+

8:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music & New Year's With 40 Fingers

Bridgewater's welcomes 40 Fingers for another New Year's Eve celebration. Come early and take in the menu specials, then dance to the songs you grew up with. Top the night off with champagne, party favors, and Auld Lang Syne. Reserve a room at Avalon Hotel to make this fun night one to remember.

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sun. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve with Jeff White

Ring in the New Year at The Sheeley House Saloon. Jeff White blends warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, and sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe and toured the lower 48 from coast to coast as well as England, Scotland and Wales.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music: Probable Cause

The Probable Cause is a high energy cover band playing everything from Tom Petty to Metallica.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

9pm Sun. Dec. 31

Light Up Late Night

Indulge in desserts, enjoy live entertainment & dancing from Bella Diva, and a midnight champagne toast and celebration, New Year’s Eve party packs.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $55 for light appetizers + dessert

9:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Live Music at O'Leary's: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

11pm Sun. 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: $20/person (advance) or $25/person (door)

Age: All Ages

11pm Sun. Dec. 31

Excel Energy’s Lismore Lantern Parade

Light up the streets of Eau Claire with glowing paper lanterns. The route will circle lower downtown. Bring your paper lantern that you made at home or at a Paper Lantern Workshop, or buy one at the Eau Claire Stream for $5. Enter your cool, snazzy lantern for a chance to win prizes.

Four Corners Lot 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE or purchase a lantern for $5

11:30pm Sun. Dec. 31

Light Up Eau Claire: Rockin’ The Rooftop feat. Irie Sol

After the Lismore Lantern Parade, This rockin’ event includes entertainment by Irie Sol, a heated rooftop fireworks viewing tent, and light snacks and beverages for purchase on top of the new parking ramp on Riverfront Terrace. Beer will be available for purchase.

Parking Garage 370 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Wristband required

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