Events

​Take part in hundreds of events each year in Chippewa Falls & surrounding areas.

Christmas Village in Irvine Park

The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Open daily 7am.- 9:30 p.m with the lights turned on at 3:30/4pm until New Years Day. Open until midnight on Christmas Eve. Established in 1987, the Christmas Village has grown into an independent project of great size involving individuals, businesses, volunteer organizations, and city government. Contact: 715-723-0051.Donations can be sent to; The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village, C/O The Northwestern Bank, PO Box 49, Chippewa Falls WI 54729.

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Visit Santa

He arrives at 10am on November 25 at BMO Harris Bank and will be available to visit from 11am-3pm. It continues every Saturday from November 26, December 3, 10, & 17. Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house and don't forget to bring your camera! Santa will be at the Rutledge Charity building located at 404 N. Bridge Street downtown Chippewa Falls. Come visit him from 11am-3pm. For more information call 715-723-6661.

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SOLD OUT-Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

SOLD OUT-Enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn wagon ride through beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls and the Irvine Park Christmas Village. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Gordy’s Market Service Center (downtown Chippewa Falls location only). Cost is $6/person (ages 2+). Tickets go very fast, so get yours early! 

4:30, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 p.m.

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Back Roads of Wisconsin

Hugh Mandelert Art Society Exhibit, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Cook-Rutledge Mansion Christmas Open House. December 4, 2016, 1 PM - 4 PM. 505 W. Grand Ave. Chippewa Falls.Visit the historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion in all its Christmas finery.  There will be live music and a special Christmas dessert served.  Docents will lead tours of the Mansion.  No charge for the open house. Christmas Mansion Tours:  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion will be open for tours, decked in its holiday finery.  View one of the oldest homes in Chippewa Falls as it might have looked in the 1880s when it was built.  Charges are $8 for adults and $1 for young people 12 and under.

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Community Food Drive Hosted by WESTconsin Credit Union

WESTconsin Credit Union offices are collecting non-perishable food products and cash donations for families in need from December 5-17. Drop your item at the Chippewa Falls WESTconsin location located at 1680 Park Ave. All proceeds will be delivered by the credit union to local food pantries for distribution. 
Monetary donations are especially valuable because for every $1 in cash, food pantries can purchase up to $10 worth of food.  

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Ethics and Boundaries Ethical Practice in Rural Settings

12:15-4:30pm at Heartwood Conference Center, N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego. Finding the Boundaries in Small Communities. The rural setting poses unique challenges for social work and counseling practice. 

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Love Lights at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Honor a special person or remember someone dear to you through Love Lights. Coordinated by Partners, notes can also be sent to recipients/family members upon request, as well as a listing in the local newspaper. 4pm prayer service with 4:30pm lighting ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend a tree lighting and remembrance ceremony, held in the hospital's Healing Garden. Proceeds are directed to the Partners' current project.Contact 715-717-7439.

Chippewa Falls Chamber Holiday Open House

Chamber members, join us for a Christmas Open House from 4-6pm. We are located at 1 N. Bridge Street...downtown Chippewa Falls. There will be food and light refreshments. Sponsors: Marshfield Clinic and Royal Construction. 

Basket Weaving Workshop

Hand woven baskets make great Christmas gifts, and you can make one of your own at the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek during their workshop on December 8. There will be two class: the first beginning at 12:30pm and the second at 5:30. They will each last about four hours. For more information about the event go to https://www.beavercreekreserve.org/events/calendar/December-2016/. 

How to Get Em' How to Keep Em' - Creating a Workplace Employees Want to Come to and Stay!

11:30am- 1:00pm, Holiday Inn Express, 12858 26th Avenue, Chippewa Falls (Lake Hallie). Plan to attend this upcoming Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation business retention workshop to discuss getting new employees and keeping them- discussion topics include: Recruiting- discuss recruiting to today s workforce, Why employees come to work? , What are employees looking for in a workplace? , Creating lasting employee relationships. Creating a welcoming leadership environment.The event presenter, Mike McKinley will provide attendees a brief presentation, then will lead an open discussion   bring your ideas, questions, and an open mind for this session! Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:30am-1:30pm Holiday Inn Express, 12858 26th Avenue Chippewa Falls (Lake Hallie)$15 to attend, includes lunch Register by calling 715-723-7150, email info@chippewa-wi.com, or visit chippewa-wi.com

Holiday Tea

Join the Heyde Center for this quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches  accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse Catering in this second annual fundraising tea for the Heyde Center. Afternoon tea will be held in the splendor of the auditorium decorated for the holidays and complimented by music to make it a special afternoon. 2pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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Shop & Sip

 Relax with a cocktail/beer at Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co, while checking out the items for sale by LulaRoe, Stella and Dot, Infinity Scarves, Avon and Kustom WoodGoods. Vendors will arrive starting at 4:00 PM.

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Exploring the Pacific Northwest- Wine & Dine Event

This will be the second of four Dinner and Wine tasing events at the Sheeley House!(236 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls) Chef Brian Jensen and Sommelier Chris Johnson will be working hard to show you how the Pacific Northwest dine. Pairing wines appropiatly with your five course meal and educating you along way. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. $70-single ticket. $120-couple ticket. Half down will be required to hold your reservation. 
Contact Jes to reserve your seat 715-577-7114

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Ugly Sweater Party

5-8 pm at Leinenkugel's Brewery, 225 E. Elm Street, Chippewa Falls. You could win Free Beer For a Year!

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Ole and Lena’s Family Christmas

Christmas has always been Lena's favorite time of the year, even if, as Ole says "it makes her more than a little crazy." Julie and Mike Bateson from Cannon Falls, MN are the creative geniuses behind these wonderful plays. Dinner and show option available. Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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Walk through Irvine Park

5-6:30pm walking only. Chippewa Valley Newspapers will be hosting this event. 6:30-9:30pm open to traffic and walking.

Whimsical Winter Miniature Garden Tea Party in the Greenhouse

3pm at Down to Earth, 6025 Arndt Lane, Eau Claire.Miniature Garden Tea Party in the Greenhouse. Cost:  $35.00/child & $20.00/adult; * Price of fairy garden included in child ticket price.Don’t miss out on this fun outing during the holiday season for you and your child or grandchild. Enjoy a lovely lunch of mini sandwiches, mini desserts and tea!  Children will create a mini whimsical wintery garden to take home. Start a new holiday tradition and join us in the greenhouse! Limited to 30 people; Registration required.

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Breakfast with Santa at the Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center

Breakfast includes: eggs, pancakes, sausage and beverage. Picture taken with Sant and Mrs Clause. $12 for breakfast and photo or $6 breakfast only. Treat Bag. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center located at 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Chippewa Falls. 

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Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion in Chippewa Falls will host their annual open house December 4 at 1pm and the mansion will be decorated for the season. There will also be holiday music and a special dessert and refreshments being distributed. Free will donations will be accepted. Tours will be given on December 10 & 11, 17 & 18 for $5. For more info visit www.cookrutledgemansion.com or call 715-723-7181.

Santa at Green Oasis Gardens

Kids can enjoy pictures with Santa in their warm greenhouse, along with many other great other activities. There will also be free refreshments and gift wrapping available.

Hometown Caroling

Join us for our eighth annual Hometown Caroling: Spreading the Cheer! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart! Bundle up in festive hats, mittens, and scarves and carry lanterns or flashlights. Weather permitting. Meet at 6pm in Bloomer at Hetzel Care Center. Confirm date and time with Dawn at 715-829-7038. Watch for updates on Facebook (Hometown Caroling) and at cvhiddentreasures.com. Brought to you by Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures. 715-835-0611

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Wrap It Up Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

4p - 8p at Wissota Place, 2801 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls. Purchase your last minute gifts at Wissota Place during their Wrap It Up Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and we will wrap those items for free! Vendor types include Aromatherapy, bath and body products, barn wood art, knitted items, jewelry and much more. Refreshments and Entertainment will be provided. Take a tour of our vibrant community while you are visiting!

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Hillcrest Singers and Southview Singers: Christmas Concert

Come expecting to hear exciting and diverse choral selections performed by a group of talented, young musicians. Choir Directors: Ms. Tammie Delveaux and Ms. Helissa Stevens. 7pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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Probable Cause Rocks The Snout

9:00pm to 1:00am at the Snout located at 13 West Central St, Chippewa Falls.PC will be playing all your favorite from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Tom Petty, Bush, Billy Idol and many more! SEE YOU AT THE ROCK SHOW! 
 

Christmas Community Dinner

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hope Gospel Mission - House of Hope - 8 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire. Hope Gospel Mission is hosting its annual FREE Christmas Community Dinner.  Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a delicious meal of ham, potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, dinner rolls and dessert.

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Ganstagrass

Bluegrass/Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, butGangstagrass has grown into a critically acclaimed success. Gangstagrass started to see its music reaching a wide audience when the band's song Long Hard Times to Come was selected to be the opening theme song of the acclaimed television show Justifiedon FX in early 2010.  7:30pm Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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Chippewa Falls Chamber Business After Hours

Chippewa Falls Chamber members join us from 5-6:30pm to meet and network in a casual setting outside of normal business hours. This months BAH (Business After Hours) will be held at the Fill Inn Station Saloon and Restaurant located at 104 W. Columbia Street in Chippewa Falls. Co-sponsors are Northwestern Bank and Gordy's County Market. Cost is $5/member or $35 for an annual pass. Call us for more information at 715-723-0331.

Hometown Caroling

Join us for our eighth annual Hometown Caroling: Spreading the Cheer! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart! Bundle up in festive hats, mittens, and scarves and carry lanterns or flashlights. Weather permitting, Meet at 6:30pm in Chippewa Falls at Micon Cinemas (Chippewa Mall Drive). For more information, contact Anita at 715-271-6098. Watch for updates on Facebook (Hometown Caroling) and at cvhiddentreasures.com. Brought to you by Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures. 715-835-0611

Live Music with The Sixes

7p-9p Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros Brewing Co. 402 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls

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RCU New Year's Eve Event

5-9pm at 3456 Craig Road in Eau Claire. Come celebrate the RCU New Year's Eve with us at the Sports Center from 5:00pm-9:00pm!  Bring the whole family out to this special event and enjoy DJ Entertainment, Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Limo Rides and a HUGE Balloon Drop! $5 admission, children 2 and under are FREE!

Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

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. 6:30pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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New Years Dinner

This New Years come to the Sheeley House (236 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls) and celebrate the New Year with full bellies and happy taste budds! Let Chef Brian wow you with a 4 course dinner that you will never forget! Reservations are required, limited seating available.$100 for a couple, $60 single, includes dinner and champagne toast. Please arrive at 6:30 so dinner may begin at 7. Live entertainment in the Saloon to follow. Call Jes 715-577-7114 to make your reservations today.

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New Year's Dinner

Head to the Sheeley House Saloon on New Year's Eve for a four course meal that is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Reservations are required and limited seating is available. The cost is $100 for a couple, $60 single, and this includes dinner and a champagne toast. Please arrive at 6:30 so dinner may begin at 7. Live entertainment will be in the Saloon to follow.