4-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

15th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, warm up with some hot chocolate, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin. Parade begins at 6:30pm.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

6pm Thu. Dec. 13

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

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

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Beginner Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for those new to yoga that are looking to set solid groundwork to grow their practice. Covers an array of topics such as: what to expect in a yoga class, typical class structure, types of yoga, breathing, and meditation. Practice yoga poses and flow for a portion of the class.

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

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Holiday Remembrance Service

A Holiday Remembrance Service to honor your loved one. Doors open at 6pm, with a service at 6:30pm to include candle lighting, ornament making and refreshments. Please bring a framed photo of your loved one to display. All are welcome to this night of healing.

Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages welcome

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Cork & Fork Dinner at The Coffee Grounds

A special five course wine dinner as we welcome Jenna from Wetherby Cranberries in Warrens, WI. Each course will feature their fresh cranberries.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $44

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Writers Read: Open Mic

“Writers Read,” a monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb, will hold an open mic in December for poets and writers. You are invited to share your original poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less). Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Tabletop Game Night

Leave all the game night organizing to the library.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

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 Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: The Cathy Reitz Trio

Features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Converge Radio Presents: Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith—a self-described “swampy, soulful” vocalist whose work has won accolades ranging from national press and radio praise to hometown Nashville acclaim-- has no fear of darkness in her music.

Xpeditions Coffee Co. & Market 1319 Main St., Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-11:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: Eve To Adam + Super Bob + For Once

Eve To Adam takes over The Playhouse for a intense night of Rock-N-Roll with Special Guests Super Bob and For Once. Eve To Adam is known for their hit songs Immortal, Straitjacket Supermodel and more. 21+ Show, Doors open at 5pm and Music Starts at 7:30pm.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance or $15 day of show

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

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 Thu. Dec. 13

Tonic Sol-Fa

Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. Tonic Sol-fa continues to tour, record, and conscientiously run their business in the only way familiar to them – differently.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets starting at $29 for adults and $10 for students

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Dexter Wolfe w/ Brianna Lane

Dexter Wolfe is an acoustic artist and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wolfe was previously in Undlin & Wolfe, an alternative folk band, and has also produced projects such as Humbird and Rivers. He recently had a fall tour with his first solo record and he is continuing to build his discography further.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Dec. 13

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. 13

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Devohn Bland, Comrade Tripp & Friends

Devohn Bland was was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Person With A Day Job contest held at The House of Comedy this year, and Comrade Tripp was a finalist in Sisyphus Brewing’s Funniest Person in Minneapolis 2017 Contest and The House of Comedy’s Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest 2018.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 13

Vinyl Nights: Amy Hahn

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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