Fri. Nov. 25

Write a Letter to Santa Claus

Children ages 3+ may drop a letter in Santa's special mailbox Nov. 25-Dec. 9 in Youth Services. Parents must provide the child's full name and mailing address. One letter per child. Children will receive responses Dec. 16-23. Sponsored by the Young Adult Advisory Board.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

7am-9pm Fri. Nov. 25

Christmas Village

Irvine Park Christmas Village will be open from dawn to dusk. The display will include more than 100,000 Christmas lights and over 100 life-size Christmas scenes that replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history. The park becomes a Christmas village. Bring your family and friends to view this spectacular scene.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

8:30am-3pm Fri. Nov. 25

All-Day Open Gymnastics

These special open gyms are for days off from school. Full-day (8:3am-3pm) and Half-Day (8:30-11:30 AM or 12-3pm) options are available. This program includes craft activities, and the full-day option also offers lunch.

Eau Claire YMCA Gymnastics Center 229 Moore Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Full Day: Y Member $20, Community $30 // Half-Day: Y Member $10, Community $15

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 25

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

10am-6pm Fri. Nov. 25

Family Friday's at the Studio

Bring your family in to paint Canvas or ceramics, and you'll receive 15% off your entire studio purchase.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10am Fri. Nov. 25

Santa's Arrival

Sip on hot chocolate while enjoying the anticipation of the arrival of Mr. and Mrs Claus. All children will receive a special ornament. After his arrival, visit with Santa at his house across the street. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

BMO Harris Bank Parking Lot 411 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Nov. 25

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 25

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Lasts 15-20minutes.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-3 and caregivers

11am-3pm Fri. Nov. 25

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3:15pm Fri. Nov. 25

School's Out Open Skate

Session 1: 11am-1pm. Session 2: 1:15pm-3:15pm. Skate rentals are free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/session, $6 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Nov. 25

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 25

Growing Readers

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-1:45pm Fri. Nov. 25

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirt (age 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (age 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 25

Making Memories with Santa

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

1-5pm Fri. Nov. 25

Holiday Toy Trains

Second annual 384 sq. ft. standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays. New this year: night trains with lighted cars, on Tuesday evenings. Display includes original 1910-1940 toy trains. Additional activities: hands-on toy trains for younger folks, scavenger hunt, train story time. Bonus - receive 5 free tickets to ride Carson Park trains when sign up for a museum membership.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids on weekends (includes museum admission); $2 per person Tuesday evenings (museum free)

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 25

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

7pm Fri. Nov. 25

Jingle Jams: Eduardo Rafael

Join Eduardo Rafael in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series. Sponsored by Deborah Becker, State Farm Insurance.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 11/25/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Events with Tickets

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