6am-5pm Fri. Dec. 7

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 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 7

Local Yarn and Fiber Trunk Show

Hand-dyed and locally produced yarn, fibers, roving, and more from Shabby Wool Janes - a farm located in Barron, WI. Spinning demonstrations in progress through out the day. Shop, knit, watch spinning. Coffee will be provided.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 7

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fries

The St Olaf's Men Club will be having their famous "All You Can Eat Fish Fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French Fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee, and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center 2407 North Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older, $4 children 5 - 12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 7

Benefit for the Bounty

A new and growing initiative to provide annual support to Menomonie and Hay River area small family farms. There will be live music, a silent auction featuring handmade gifts by local artisans and locally produced farm goods.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Live Music: Sean Jordan

Sean Jordan performs a wide variety of covers ranging from John Mayer, Stevie Ray, John Prine, and Bob Seger, to acoustic takes on pop tunes. Expect to hear a mix of pop, blues and folk.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages with parent

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 7

Light Up Eau Claire Lantern Workshop and Samplings

Learn how to make your own Lantern just like the ones that are put up during Visit Eau Claire's New Year's Eve event, Light Up Eau Claire. While making a lantern, enjoy samples from local businesses.

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center (Inside the Pablo Center) 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Dec. 7

Artist Reception - Warren Hermodson

Local artist Warren Hermodson will have his work represented on the feature wall with a reception. Live music by the String Quartet from SMS under the direction of Soma Pierce Smit. A night of art, music and good company.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Dec. 7

Prohibition Party

Enjoy drink special, light appetizers and music by Cathy Reitz and 7Swing all while dancing the night away in your best Roaring 20's gear.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 7

Tuning Tree Holiday Party

Come for good cheer, chats, snacks, and goodies to fill your mouths & stockings. You can expect good music, good spirits, and good fun. Live music by Alex Holty, free demos, and mindful gifts available: positive T-shirt’s, soothing salves, Chakra sprays, and more! 20% off all store purchases including single services.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 7

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 7

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Blaine and Leah Howard

Blaine and Leah play thoughtful acoustic music with lots of harmonies and achy-pretty melodies. They both write and trade lead vocals. Blaine plays acoustic and occasional electric guitar. Leah plays acoustic guitar and piano. David plays Electric guitar & mandolin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 7

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir commemorate the centennial of World War I with “Silent Night”, a program featuring mostly music from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany composed during World War I.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5 tickets at the UW-Stout Service Center or online.

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 7

Jingle Jams: Olive Sings

With a sound made for the back porch Olive Sings blends bluegrass, folk and blues to create a down home sound that is uniquely their own.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 7

UWEC Films: Ready Player One

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Individual Yearly Pass; $20 Family Yearly Pass; $5 Single Film Screening

Age: Rated PG

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

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

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Let's Go Nut(s)cracker: Holiday Concert with CVJO and CVSO

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will be performing great works from their symphonic repertoire, and the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra will play the jazz versions. This holiday concert features classic and updated versions of holiday favorites, including multiple selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 adults, $10 youth/students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Do You Hear What I Hear? Joyous Songs for Christmas

The Eau Claire Male Chorus presents its annual Christmas Concert. Also performing: Fall Creek High School Choirs and the Chippewa Valley Boy Choir. The ECMC is known for its enthusiastic singing, the chorus performs popular, sacred, patriotic, and traditional selections.

Lake Street United Methodist Church 337 Lake Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 advance; $15 at the door; under 18 are FREE

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

ECCT Presents: A Little House Christmas

It’s eight days before Christmas and everyone is coming to the Ingalls to celebrate. When a natural disaster strikes, it seems like Santa won’t be able to make it. But Christmas is a time for miracles and as the storm rages on, the Ingalls come together and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $10 kids & students

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 7

Michael Perry "So Where We At?"

New York Times Bestselling Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, and Intermittent Pig Farmer, Michael Perry, returns for another evening of tales, laughs, and insights on living in Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom.

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

Cost: Reserved Seating: $20/seat General Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 7

Live Music: Larry Past and Chris Andresen

Larry Past and Chris Andresen (1/2 of LPQ) play an eclectic mix of folk, rock and Americana originals as well as covering artists such as Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, The Beatles and Trampled by Turtles. Their original music creates a soundscape over which stories of the absurdness of the human conditions are told.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 7

Music by JFT 'Lite' in Heated Patio

JFT Party Band in a smaller, 'Lite' configuration for your listening pleasure. Fun starts at 8pm on the awesome heated outdoor patio.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Late Night Jazz: Hunter Delikowski Trio

The Hunter Delikowski Trio provides a tasteful, refreshing, and yet experimental blend of historical jazz genres with contemporary influences.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Fri. Dec. 7

Live Music: Crystal & The Commotion

Crystal and the Commotion featuring vocalist Crystal Dolivo, former Airkraft bassist and 2010 Grammy Nominated artist Peter Phippen, guitarist Scott Milz, and drummer Michael Hucek. Expect great music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and today.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Live Music: Uncommon Denominator

Uncommon Denominator will take the stage at the Stones Throw.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

10:30pm Fri. Dec. 7

Khloe Wold's Spotlight Drag Night

A monthly amateur drag competition hosted on the first Friday of every month. Each performer is competing for a paid spot in the next Main Stage Show. Come and cheer loudly for your favorite because the winner is selected based on audience response.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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