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Shop Chippewa Sweepstakes

November 1st - December 31st

Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.

Earn one entry to win prizes for every $10 you spend downtown!


32nd Annual Christmas Village

November 27th - January 1st

Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave.

Visit the beautiful illuminated Christmas Village.


NOVEMBER 27

Ecumenical Service

Wednesday, November 27th     

Christ Episcopal Church, 624 Bay St.

(715) 723-7667

Call for more information.


NOVEMBER 28

Christmas Village Opening Night

Thursday, November 28th    5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave.

Lights turn on in the illuminated village for the first time this year! Walkers only from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Open to traffic and walkers from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER 29

Santa's Arrival

Friday, November 29th    10 a.m.

BMO Harris Bank parking lot, 411 N. Bridge St.

Greet Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive in Chippewa Falls! Visit with them at their house across the street after their arrival.


Santa's House

Friday, November 29th    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge St. 

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after their arrival. Don't forget your camera!


Howard Wheaton 4-H Night

Friday, November 29th    5 - 7 p.m.

Irvine Park Activity Building, Bridgewater Ave.

Join the Howard Wheaton 4-H members as they serve hot chocolate and cookies.


NOVEMBER 30

Santa's House
Saturday, November 30th    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge St. 
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their house every Saturday until Christmas. Don't forget your camera!


Run for the Lights 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, November 30th     2:45 p.m.

Registration and check-in at Marshall Warming House, Bridgewater Ave.

Registration and check in start at 2:45 p.m. and race starts at 4 p.m. at the Main Pavilion. The park is close to vehicle traffic during this time. Enjoy refreshments, treats, and awards post race. Chip timing for 5K Run participants!


DECEMBER 1

Northwinds British Brass Band Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 1st    2 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

Enjoy a holiday concert by an ensemble comprised of cornets, a flugelhorn, tenor or French horns, baritone horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas, and percussion. Tickets are $9 per adult, $8 for seniors, and free for youth under 18.


DECEMBER 3

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Tuesday, December 3rd    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30

Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 4
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wednesday, December 4th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 5

Christmas Craft Faire

Thursday, December 5th    1 - 7 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

The Heyde Center will host its fifth annual "Christmas Craft Faire" in time for holiday shopping. Fine art and crafts will be located on two floors. Admission is free.


Holiday Tea

Thursday, December 5th    2 - 3:30 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by a freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse in this fifth annual fundraising tea for the Heyde Center. There will also be a craft faire complimented by festive music by MJ Consort to make it a special afternoon. Admission is $20 per person.


Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Thursday, December 5th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


Christmas Carol Singalong - A Heyde Center Family Tradition

Thursday, December 5th    6:30 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as members of the Chippewa Valley Community Choir lead you through evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and favorite songs of the season. Enjoy Christmas trivia games with prizes. Admission is a free will donation.


DECEMBER 6

Christmas Craft Faire
Friday, December 6th    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.
(715) 726-9000
The Heyde Center will host its fifth annual "Christmas Craft Faire" in time for holiday shopping. Fine art and crafts will be located on two floors. Admission is free.


Jingle Ball: Celebrate Ballroom Dance

Friday, December 6th    6:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

Come and dance the night away with an evening of ballroom dance music from talented student and alumni musicians of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire's music department. Taste tempting hors d'oeuvres and a full cash bar at 6:30 p.m. with dancing starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $11 for youth under 23.


DECEMBER 7

Notre Dame Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 7th     8:30 - 11 a.m.
Goldsmith Religious Education Center, 22 S. Prairie St.

An abundant array of cookies, candies, and other homemade goodies for $7/lb.


Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 7th    9 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 W. Central St.

(715) 723-2806

​Cookies and candy for sale for $7/lb. 


Frigid 8 & Thermal 3 Races

Saturday, December 7th     9 a.m. 

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St.

Register on the day of the race at the church at 9 a.m. Races start at 10 a.m. Enjoy an awards ceremony, door prizes, food, and beverages post race. For more information or to register online, visit this webpage.


Santa's House
Saturday, December 7th    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge St. 
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their house every Saturday until Christmas. Don't forget your camera!


30th Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade

Saturday, December 7th    6 p.m.

N. Bridge St.

(715) 723-6661

Enjoy over 50 illuminated and musical floats, walking units, and animal units at this beautiful nighttime Chippewa Falls tradition. Enjoy hot chocolate at participating businesses as you watch all the magic. The theme this year is "Christmas Characters."


A Tribute to the Music of John Denver - Christmas Special

Saturday, December 7th    7:30 p.m.

Heyder Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

The music of John Denver is timeless and well known. Layne Yost's "Tribute to the Music of John Denver" is a faithful tribute that pays homage to the music and the man. Yost, McDowall, and Shimoda capture the simple soul of Denver's music through guitar, fiddle, and upright bass arrangements. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $6 for youth.


DECEMBER 8

Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 8th    1-4 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays along with live music, special holiday desserts, coffee and tea. No charge. 


DECEMBER 9

Annual Superyule

Monday, December 9th    5:30-8 p.m.

Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St.

(715) 723-1146

Visit with Santa! Enjoy music, crafts, treats, and prizes.


DECEMBER 10
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Tuesday, December 10th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 11

Holiday Ham Loaf Dinner

Wednesday, December 11th    3 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Central St.

(715) 723-5717

Dinner is $10 and includes ham loaf with scalloped potatoes. Homemade Christmas treats, soups, and candies will also be available.


Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wednesday, December 11th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 12

​Home for the Holidaze - Senior Friendly Show of Ole and Lena

Thursday, December 12th    2 - 2:45 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

As the newly elected event chairman of the Potsdam Muskrat Lodge Post 3412, all the members are counting on Ole to plan a spectacular holiday party. However things never happen as planned for Ole, so the fun begins! Tickets are $6 per person. Caregivers are free.


Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Thursday, December 12th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


Ole and Lena - Home for the Holidaze

Thursday, December 12th    5:30 p.m. (cash bar open), 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (show starts)

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

A wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smorgasbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites. Dinner show tickets are $34 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $26 for youth. Show only tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $7 for youth.


DECEMBER 13

Ole and Lena - Home for the Holidaze
Friday, December 13th    5:30 p.m. (cash bar opens), 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (show starts)
Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.
(715) 726-9000
A wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smorgasbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites. Dinner show tickets are $34 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $26 for youth. Show only tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $7 for youth.


DECEMBER 14

Family Literacy Event

Saturday, December 14th    10 a.m. - noon

Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St.

(715) 723-1146


Santa's House
Saturday, December 14th    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge St. 
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their house every Saturday until Christmas. Don't forget your camera!


Christmas Tour
Saturday, December 14th    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.


27th Annual Walk Through the Park 

Saturday, December 14th    5 - 9:30 p.m.

Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave.

Enjoy this special event with Chippewa Valley Newspapers. The illuminated village is open to walkers only from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and open to traffic and walkers from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Ole and Lena - Home for the Holidaze
Saturday, December 14th    5:30 p.m. (cash bar opens), 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (show starts)
Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.
(715) 726-9000
A wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smorgasbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites. Dinner show tickets are $34 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $26 for youth. Show only tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $7 for youth.


DECEMBER 15

Ole and Lena - Home for the Holidaze
Sunday, December 15th    12 p.m. (cash bar opens), 12:30 p.m. (dinner), 2 p.m. (show starts)
Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.
(715) 726-9000

A wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smorgasbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites. Dinner show tickets are $34 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $26 for youth. Show only tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $7 for youth.


Christmas Tour
Sunday, December 15th    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.


DECEMBER 17
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Tuesday, December 17th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 18
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wednesday, December 18th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 19
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Thursday, December 19th    4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30
Chippewa Falls Main Street, 514 N. Bridge St.
Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the illuminated Christmas Village in Irvine Park and beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls. Rides leave from the Chippewa Falls Main Street parking lot. Tickets are available at Family Fare (downtown location only) beginning November 29th. Get yours early!


DECEMBER 20

A Very Switchback Christmas

Friday, December 20th    7:30 p.m.

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St.

(715) 726-9000

Switchback is an award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. They draw on traditional Celtic music along with Americana songs. Look forward to lots of audience involvement and singing along with the band! Tickets are $20 per adult, $19 per senior, and $11 per youth. 


DECEMBER 21

Santa's House
Saturday, December 21st    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge St. 
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their house every Saturday until Christmas. Don't forget your camera!


Christmas Tour
Saturday, December 21st    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.


DECEMBER 22

Christmas Tour
Sunday, December 22nd    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.


DECEMBER 24

Christmas Village

Tuesday, December 24th    

Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave.

The illuminated village will be open until midnight!


Christmas Eve Service

​Tuesday, December 24th

First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Central St.

(715) 723-5717

​Call for more information.


DECEMBER 28

Christmas Tour
Saturday, December 28th    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.


DECEMBER 29

Christmas Tour
Sunday, December 29th    2 p.m.
Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave.
(715) 723-7181
Enjoy a tour of the historic mansion on the hill decorated for the holidays. Admission is $10 per adult and $1 for youth ages 12 and under.

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