10am-noon Mon. Dec. 31

Annual CMEC Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year, the kid-friendly way. Featuring their most popular sparkly science, colorful noisemakers, the paint-your-own-face station, a photo booth, parachute playtime, confetti extravaganza, and a massive celebration around the clock tower as the party counts down to noon!

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

Cost: FREE with admission

4-10pm Mon. Dec. 31

Get Illuminated

Stop by Galaudet Gallery and light a candle to illuminate the start of 2019 and release 2018 to history. Each candle and your intentions will be placed in a luminaria and put outside the gallery on South Farwell.

Galaudet Gallery 618 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Mon. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve at The Lakely

Enjoy a delectable four-course meal (three options to choose from per course) whipped up by Chef Nathan Berg, and receive a complimentary flute of champagne with your meal. Live jazz music starts at 5pm, and if you stick around, you’ll have a great view of the downtown fireworks at midnight.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $60/person

Age: 21+

6pm Mon. Dec. 31

Light Up Eau Claire: Live Music

In addition to the Lismore Lantern Parade and the Fireworks at midnight, downtown venues will be booming with music. All Ages venues include Children's Museum, ECDC, and Micon Cinemas. 21+ venues include Dive, The Plus, Stonesthrow, The Metro, Jamf Theatre at Pablo Center, The Rev, The District, Children's Museum, ECDC, and Micon Cinemas

Multiple Venues, See Description Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for All Ages Venue Wristband; $15 for 21+ Venue Wristband

6pm Mon. Dec. 31

Xcel Energy's Lismore Lantern Parade

Light up the streets of Downtown Eau Claire with paper lanterns. Bring one that you've made at the lantern workshops or buy one at the Eau Claire Stream. The parade will start at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Gibson Street at the Visit Eau Claire Experience center.

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

Cost: FREE (buy a lantern for $5)

Age: All Ages

6pm Mon. Dec. 31

Light Up Eau Claire 2019

Light Up Eau Claire is a new years event with something for everyone. There's live music all across town, an elegant soiree with food and drinks, a dessert and dance party, free parade, and fireworks.

Gala held at the Lismore Hotel, Music, Parade, and Fireworks are held at other Downtown Venues, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 all ages wrist band; $15 adult wristband; $55 Light Up Late Night + wristband; $125 for Gala + wristband

Age: All Ages

6-10:59pm Mon. Dec. 31

3rd Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Festivities include live entertainment & dancing from Bella Diva, Strolling buffet with magnificent cuisine starting at 6pm, midnight champagne toast and celebration, New Year's Eve party packs, sponsor fireworks viewing party, and more to be announced.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Admission TBA

6-9pm Mon. Dec. 31

Rock'N New Year's Family Skate

Open Skating, DJ and Inflatable Screen, Balloon Drop with Prizes, Skating Obstacle Course, Boot Games, Hot Chocolate Bar and More.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/person includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

7pm Mon. Dec. 31

Have a Hoppy New Year

Ring in the new year! Dress in your fanciest gold and black attire and get ready for a classy good time. Complimentary snacks and goodies, lots of fun and dancing, live music and DJs all night long.

Zymurgy Brewing Co 624 Main St E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Mon. Dec. 31

Dan Lornitis Comedy Hypnotist

Comedy Hypnotist Dan Lornitis will entertain the crowd for New Years. Opener is Nola J.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: 21+

7:30pm Mon. Dec. 31

Prelude to an Eve: Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

Big band jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra. This year come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 

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

Cost: Adults $16, Seniors $15, Youth $9

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Mon. Dec. 31

Prelude to an Eve: Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

Big band jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra. This year come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 

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

Cost: Adults $16, Seniors $15, Youth $9

Age: All Ages

8pm Mon. Dec. 31

NYE with Drivin' Miss Dixie Band

Welcome back Drivin' Miss Dixie to The Mill! Ring in New Year's Eve with a local legend & an evening full of surprises. Doors open 8pm.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

8pm Mon. Dec. 31

Live Music: The Thundermen

The Thundermen return to The Moose Lodge for your New Years Eve dancing and listening pleasure.

The Moose Lodge No 1408 3606 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

8pm Mon. Dec. 31

Jeff White & Friends New Years Eve Party

Between 8 and 10 pro musical acts entertaining you and changing up every 20 minutes. Good-timin' vibes and friendly staff. Chef Brian Jensen will be cooking up something special as well as a full menu. Reservations are recommended. Suit & Tie recommended but not necessary.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:15pm Mon. Dec. 31

New Years Eve Dance Party

Dance the night away! There will be a dance lesson at 8:15pm followed by general dancing. DJ Goggin will play Ballroom, Latin and Swing music. Dressy Attire. Call for more information or advance reservations.

Great Hall of the Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Age: 18+

9pm Mon. Dec. 31

Beer Cocktail Event

Enjoy some craft beer cocktails as you bring in the New Year. Try one of our specialty cocktails sponsored by New Belgium Brewing or create your own beer cocktail. The Growler Guys will have extended hours and be open until 2:30am. Giveaways start at 10pm. Grand prize at 12:30am.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Mon. Dec. 31

All Ages New Year's Eve with Orenda Fugue

Rock in the New Year with Eau Claire's Orenda Fugue. You'll hear originals from their new album (released December 2018) as well as covers.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9pm Mon. Dec. 31

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Mon. Dec. 31

Live Music: Dead Ringers

The Dead Ringers play classic, modern, and alternative rock.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

11pm Mon. Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Lock-in at Action City

Jump and play into the New Year at Action City's annual New Year's Eve Lock-in. Race go-karts, battle your friends in laser tag, be a ninja warrior and play Trampoline dodgeball. Black Lights will also be on in the Trampoline Park so make sure to wear bright colors.

Action City 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25/person (advance) or $30/person (door)

Age: All Ages

11:59pm Mon. Dec. 31

Light up Eau Claire: Fireworks

Celebrate the first 8 minutes of 2018 with a fireworks spectacular. Great viewing locations all over downtown, but the parking ramp roof will have the best atmosphere. Get there early for standing space.

Downtown Eau Claire Roughly Defined as Barstow Street, Farwell Street, and Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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