It’s that time of year when the Christmas carols start taking over the radio and neighborhoods glisten with holiday lights. The weather gets colder, the snow starts to fall, and kids stay up all night anxiously awaiting their presents from Santa. Speaking of Santa, we have a few places Santa will be this holiday season for you to stop by and say Hi.
1. Oakwood Mall
Santa will be in the Sear’s Wing from November 14 - December 24 awaiting your arrival. You can dress to impress and capture your photos with him. Instead of waiting in line, you can reserve your time with Santa and save 30% or more on your photo package! Photo purchases are not required to visit with Santa.
Monday - Saturday: 9am-9pm (breaks from 12-12:45pm and 3:45-4:30pm)
Sunday: 10am-8pm (breaks from 12-12:45pm and 3:45-4:30pm)
Christmas Eve: 9am- 5pm (break from 12-1pm)
2. Clearwater Parade
Join the businesses in the Chippewa Valley as they celebrate the holiday season during the Clearwater Parade. This parade takes place on Saturday, December 19 at 5pm. Floats will be decorated in festive holiday decor. Santa will end the parade in his Christmas float. Afterwards, head over to Hobbs Municipal Ice Center for Family Fun Celebration with games, open skate, and a kids corner that will have cookie decorating and other holiday crafts.
3. Eau Claire Children’s Museum
Santa will be at the Eau Claire Children’s Museum on Sunday, December 20th from 1pm - 3pm. Bring the kids down Children’s Museum to enjoy the different floors of fun along with the holiday crafts in Santa’s Workshop.
4. Hop on the Holiday Train at the Chippewa Valley Museum
The Chippewa Valley Museum has a new standard-gauge toy train set on display now through December 29th! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking a break from checking their list and stopping by the Chippewa Valley Museum on December 19, 22, and 26 from 1pm - 3pm. Santa will give children their last chance to whisper requests to him as well as receive their own coloring book, conductor’s hat, and free candy cane!
Don’t forget to share your holiday photos with us using the hashtag #CaptureEC!