Rejection Letters from Santa: Chippewa Valley Edition

what the big jolly guy REALLY thinks about ice cream shops, downtown murals, and those nasty gnomes

"Dear Father Christmas: I hear now is the time to get into the business game, and I have just the idea! Is anyone around town selling ice cream?"

Bringing Joy With Words

annual holiday event combines local writers, musicians on Dec. 16

This year’s annual “Joy to the Word” event brings together five storytellers and some holiday tune makers – live and in-person – to share wintry tales and songs on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30pm at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Adopting a Pet Over the Holidays

things to keep in mind when mixing animals and the yuletide season

Hot dog! While it feels like time froze since last year, the holiday season is almost here. It’s already a popular time to adopt a pet, but tack on a pandemic, and local humane associations are busier than ...

Dash Along for a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride This Season

o’er the fields you’ll go, laughing all the way

Hoping to go dashing through the snow, Christmas-carol style? Then let those sleigh bells ring! We’ve got you covered with a lineup of ways to enjoy the holiday season from a ...

5 Seasonal Stage Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

all the ghosts of Christmas you can imagine – and little Virginia, too

Looking for some theatrical Christmas cheer? Get your fill of Victorian seasonal charm with the following local stage productions. And if ...

7 Can’t-Miss Holiday Performances in the Chippewa Valley

celebrate the season with some great touring and local musical acts

What would the holidays be without music? Well, quieter for one thing. But they’d also be a lot less merry, less bright, less magical, less joyful, less worshipful – less everything. From ancient hymns to ...

Celebrate the Season With Our Readers’ Favorite Holiday Events

three events you shouldn't miss, according to our Best of the Chippewa Valley Poll

Every year, Volume One’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Poll asks readers to tell us about all the things, places, and people they love about our community. When we asked them about the Best Holiday Season Event for our 2021 poll, here were their top three favorites ...

Dive Into Festive Local Reads

Seeking a holiday book or two? Look no further than these local authors

Whether you’re searching for a gift for a reader on your list or you just want a seasonal book to curl up with this Christmas season, here are a few books by local authors you may ...