Fri. Dec. 2

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

Fri. Dec. 2

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. Dec. 2

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

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 2

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

9:15-10:15am Fri. Dec. 2

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Loose Parts

In this class we will play with both natural and synthetic materials, as well as food and art supplies, set up in multiple stations around our room. Children can design and redesign how they would like to play with the materials in tons of different ways making each class period unique and always unexpected.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (5 weeks), Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2 – 6

9:30-11am Fri. Dec. 2

Play N Learn Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for preschool-aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers and parents

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 2

Back Roads of Wisconsin​ Hugh Mandelert Art Society Exhibit

To quote Hugh Mandelert, “Here we are in the middle of all this beauty in Wisconsin,” so it is understandable that he encouraged the artists who studied with him and currently make up the Hugh Mandelert Art Society to paint what surrounds them. This resulted in various road trips with Hugh, searching for reference material.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-7pm Fri. Dec. 2

Sixth Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling hand made goods. Truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. Jewelry and other accessories, bags, mittens, pre-designed scrapbooks, cards, children's toys, home decor, Finnish pierogies, and so much more.

Rambo Home 2409 5th street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 2

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

10:15-10:45am Fri. Dec. 2

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. Dec. 2

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

10:30-11:15am Fri. Dec. 2

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-5

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 2

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. Dec. 2

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

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 2

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

1:30-2pm Fri. Dec. 2

Family Story Time

Weekly story time. Adventure with trains, read about pirates, have a guest reader and more. Check Facebook for our weekly theme.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12 & under with families

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 2

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be holding their famous All You Can Eat Fish Fry in the Father Agnew Parish Center. The Menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

St. Olaf Church 2407 North Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $4 children 5-12, free up to age 5, carryout $9

4-6pm Fri. Dec. 2

Lily's Crafty Corner

Lily will lead your child through a fun craft and handle all the clean-up. The craft varies by month, check in-store or on Facebook for details. This is offered as part of That's Adorable's First Friday 50% sale.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids under 12

5-6:30pm Fri. Dec. 2

3rd Annual"Let it Glow!" Phoenix Park Tree Lighting

Enjoy free hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides through Downtown's North Barstow District from 5-6:30pm. Hear from a few guest speakers and we'll flip the switch on this year's lights at 5:30pm.

Phoenix Park Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 2

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

5:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 2

Night at the Museum (And Pizza Workshop)

Take the chance to get your holiday shopping done while we help your elves (k-5th grade) craft their own homemade gifts! Kids will be supervised by Museum staff. The evening includes multiple craft and project stations, as well as a make-your-own-pizza workshop with Toppers Pizza.

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

Cost: $10 per member child or $15 per non-member child

Age: Kids K-5th grade

6-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 2

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern! Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade in Downtown Eau Claire. Instructors will guide you through the whole process. Everything you need is provided. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will available for purchase.

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

Cost: $15 for one workshop, must pay in advance; 5 and under FREE

7pm Fri. Dec. 2

Jingle Jams: Sue Orfield + Greg Gilbertson

Join world-touring saxophonist Sue Orfield and acoustic guitarist Greg Gilbertson 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

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 2

Eau Claire Male Chorus Concert, Sing Noel

The Eau Claire Male Chorus presents "Sing Noel" a selection of songs for Christmas.

Regis High School Auditorium 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10 advance, $12 at the Door | $5 Students: K-12

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 2

Menomonie Theater Guild Presents: A Little House Christmas

A Little House Christmas, based on Christmas stories from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a family-friendly reminder to put down the phones and enjoy the company of others during the Christmas season. The play highlights values like generosity, kindness, and humanity to help get you in the true Christmas spirit.

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

Cost: Contact for ticket price

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 2

A Christmas Story

The holiday classic, A Christmas Story, is coming to The Grand stage. See Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. "You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here: the temperamental furnace, the playground lamp post, Scut Farcus, and the infamous leg lamp.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 Adults/Seniors; $10 Youth/Students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 2

ECCT Presents: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Junie B Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-ALong and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad Tattletale May keeps ruining all her fun! So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

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