6am-5pm Thu. Dec. 6

16th Annual Festival of Toys

Radio personalities from Sportstalk 105.1 and Greatest Hits 98.1 will collect toys and cash donations to benefit Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. Since 2003, $275,000 in toys have been collected.

Festival Foods - South 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Marshfield Clinic Art Fair

Local artisans will be featured at Marshfield Medical Center. You'll find artists from Artisan Forge Studios. Photography and prints, collectibles, watercolor and mixed medias, oil paintings, fabric arts, functional pottery, and tasty food demos.

Marshfield Medical Center 2310 Craig Road, Eau Claire

2-4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Tea 2018: A Quintessential English Afternoon Tea

A quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse. Afternoon tea will be held in the splendor of the auditorium decorated for the holidays and complimented by music.

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

Cost: $20 per person

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Remembrance Ceremony & Love Lights Tree Lighting at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Beautiful trees located throughout the hospital’s healing garden will shine brightly during the holiday season as a reminder of a special loved one. Participants can register a name online. Names received by the first week of December will be included in a special list in the Chippewa Herald.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

4:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Artisan & Organic Wares, Jewelry, Handmade Items, Holiday Gifts & Crafts, and Networking. Thursdays starting the week after Thanksgiving and ending the week before Christmas. Items will vary weekly.

Porter Place 914 Porter Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Autumn Village Lights of Love Ceremony

The Lights of Love program is designed to honor and remember loved ones and celebrate the season. Multiple trees are illuminated throughout the facility. Donations can be made in memory of a loved one. A special program ceremony will be held in the fireside room at the front of the facility, following the supper at 5pm.

American Lutheran Communities Autumn Village 915 Elm Avenue East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Battle of the Bands

Pi Sigma Epsilon will be hosting its first annual Battle of the Bands event. Get involved in this event by competing or listening to some great local talent. Food will be available for purchase as well. Keep an eye out for tickets to the event, they will be available soon.

UWEC Davies Center, Dakota Ballroom University of Eau Claire Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets Available soon

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Champagne + Sparkling Wine Tasting

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with a sparkling and trying them first is the surest way to make sure you have the right one for your gathering. Taste champagne, sparkling rosé, prosecco and cava. Light appetizers will be served.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

6-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Concert featuring Warren Petryk Benefiting Bob's House For Dog's

Please bring an item from the wishlist and your name will go into our raffle for a gift card. Laundry soap, grain free can food, grain free dry food, gas gift cards, pet store gift cards, Mr. Clean, stamps, hand soap, pill pockets, soft treats, car wash gift cards, and paper towels.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Fashion for Foster Care

Light appetizers, signature cocktail, live music, local vendors, and raffles. 100% proceeds to benefit Foster Care in Chippewa County.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $30

Age: 21+

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

The Maker Market

A chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

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

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Author Visit - David Tank

Santa Clause Then and Now. Celebrate all things Santa with David Tank, author of the Secret Santa middle-grade novels. Have your picture taken as Santa! For parents, grandparents, and children.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Christmas Singalong: A Heyde Center Family Tradition

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as Cathy Reitz and members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and our favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Live Music: Tatum Kline

Tatum Kline is a singer songwriter from Minneapolis. She is studying Music Therapy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Tatum been singing all her life and playing guitar since the age of 12.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Reception for Southwestward Ho!

Steve Johnson takes traditional landscape photography that works on emotional, dramatic, and aesthetic levels.

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

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

CVTG Presents: Closed for the Holidays

After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve, a motley group of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a dash of Christmas magic.

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

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Early Eyes

An indie-pop driven band from Minneapolis that has recorded multiple EP’s that have drawn a captive audience throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Their most recent EP highlights a mix of funky and electric tones that builds the band’s current sound even further, it also contains the band’s first official feature, Dizzy Fae.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Movie Screenings in The Gallery

Get into the holiday spirit. The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely will be holding free movie screenings in the Gallery space every Thursday in December. Join them for The Grinch on 12/6, Christmas Vacation on 12/13, Home Alone on 12/20, and It's a Wonderful Life on 12/27.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Whitney Chitwood

Whitney Chitwood has been featured by MoveOn.Org, is a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill, OUT Chicago on WCPT, and the co-headliner of Is This Us? Are We Here? Comedy Tour? Whit has performed at Riot LA, and is a regular at The Chicago Laugh Factory.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 6

Vinyl Nights: John Shemick

Enjoy craft cocktails, regional beers and wines, and order from the popular late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl record live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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