Where in the Chippewa Valley is Santa?

Looking for Old St. Nick? The V1 Santa Tracker found him

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

THE JOLLY OLD ELF HIMSELF Expect to see Santa Claus hanging around the Valley, including at the Rutledge Charity Building in Chippewa Falls.
THE JOLLY OLD ELF HIMSELF. Expect to see Santa Claus hanging around the Valley, including at the Rutledge Charity Building in Chippewa Falls.

Looking to hang out with the big bearded guy this Christmas season? We’ve got you covered. Check out these listings for your chance to give the gift-giving saint an earful.

Photos with Santa

When: Nov. 26 - Dec. 24, Every Day
Where: Oakwood Mall
Admission: $40-50 photo packages

Reserve your opportunity for photos with Santa in the Oakwood Mall’s winter wonderland. Booking times available online.

Santa's Arrival Event

When: Nov. 26 at 10am and every Saturday until Dec. 18
Where: in Downtown Chippewa Falls, BMO Harris Parking Lot
Admission: FREE ($5 donation encouraged)

Greet Santa and Mrs. Claus upon their arrival in Chippewa Falls. Head over to their house afterward to tell Santa all of your Christmas wishes. Every Saturday (11am-3pm) until 12/18, you can meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus for photos at the Rudledge Charity Building (404 N. Bridge St.)

Breakfast with Santa

When: Dec. 4, 9-11am
Where: River Prairie Center
Admission: $8/person, FREE for 3 and under

Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa. Children can also make a Christmas ornament. Registration deadline is Monday, November 29 or when seats are full.

Cookies w/ Santa & Make and Take Ornaments

When: Dec. 4, 1-3pm
Where: Board & Brush, 402 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire
Admission: $5 per ornament

Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy a cookie. $5 Make and Take wooden ornaments.

Elf Party in Santa’s Workshop

When: Dec. 4, 11am-5pm
Where: Eau So Fun Parties, 2230 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire
Admission: $25 per child, Free for parents, Ages 2-9

Family fun activities, elf obstacle course, sweater contest, cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, cookies & milk, and more snacks. Kids can make a toy & ornament in Santa’s workshop, and take a selfie with Santa.

Pictures with Santa & Porchpot/Wreath Silent Auction

When: Dec. 5, 11am-1pm
Where: Downsville Community Museum, E4541 County Road C, Menomonie
Admission: FREE

Meet and photo opportunity with Santa Claus along with free beverages and goodies. Silent auction of porchpots and Christmas wreaths.

Hot Cocoa with Santa

When: Dec. 11, noon-3pm
Where: Camp Brunswick, S5020 William Court
Admission: $5/Youth, $3/Adult, FREE for siblings 4 and under

Free pictures with Santa, winter hikes, bonfire with marshmallows & snacks, all-you-can-drink hot cocoa, sledding, snowshoeing, and holiday crafts.

SANTA’s Coming to Town!

When: Dec. 12, 4-6pm
Where: 10th Street Park, Altoona
Admission: FREE

Join Santa and his elves and enjoy the holiday lights.