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 ...

Where in the Chippewa Valley is Santa?

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

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 ...

Gifts That Keep Giving: Supporting Our Community’s Businesses This Holiday Season

shopping local helps small businesses, the economy, and even the environment

There’s something special about giving a gift that’s made right here in the Chippewa Valley. Whether it’s a candle that’s concocted by your next-door-neighbor or a bar of festive soap shaped like Santa Claus from a farm up the road, celebrating the holiday ...

A Big Deal for Small Shops

Small Business Saturday impacts entrepreneurs’ bottom lines

A little more than a decade ago, a massive multinational financial company decided to do something big for the little guy. Since then, the Saturday immediately after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday, an effort created by American Express to draw more shoppers to America’s small businesses the day after ...

Planning a Holiday Party? Here’s Where to Rent What You Need

get the party going with a little help from experts

It’s time to party! Whether you’re an attendee or a party planner for your home or office, party time means busting out the festive shrubbery, glitter, games, and all sorts of fun stuff. Whether you’re short a place setting, a table ...

Mark Your Calendar for the Valley’s Favorite Holiday Event

it will soon be time for the annual Christmas Village at Irvine Park

Over 100,000 twinkling holiday lights and 100 festive displays will light up Chippewa Falls’ Irvine Park for the 34th year through Jan. 1 as part of the Chippewa Valley’s brightest holiday ...

Can You Help Elf on the Shelf Flee This Festive Escape Room?

Chippewa Valley Museum, Tactical Escape 101 partner for holiday fun at Schlegelmilch House

If you or your kiddos grew up with Elf on the Shelf, you know just how much fun it is to try to find it every morning during the holiday season. Well, one of those miniature toys has managed to get wrapped in a Christmas present – but which one? Find this persnickety elf ...

Ready? Set? Glow! Chippewa Valley Parade of Lights Will Light Up Night Sky This December

here’s your chance to compete against your neighbors in a festive light display contest

Brighten up your nights this holiday season with the second annual Chippewa Valley Parade of Lights, with registration open through Nov. 17. Residents and commercial businesses are invited to decorate the exterior of their home or business for their chance to be named one of the most festive places ...