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Eau Claire Winter Group Itinerary

Pack up those winter coats and boots for some fun in Eau Claire with the group in the winter! While the air may be a little cooler, the memories you will make will keep you all warm. From watching skiers conquer a jump from a massive ski hill to keeping hands busy and minds sharp at the Makers Workshops, there is much to do both inside and out. If this itinerary isn't the right fit for your group, that's okay! Our Group Sales Manager, Dana Crosson, can help. Contact Dana at dana@visiteauclaire.com or at 715-829-2685 to help you build and customize your group's dream Eau Claire winter itinerary. 

While many of these places are open and operating in the midst of COVID-19, they operate with safety in mind and follow best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While enjoying Eau Claire, we recommend to wear a mask, wash hands, and practice social distancing.

Pablo Center at the Confluence: Keep warm with a production or performance at the Pablo Center at the Confluence. Whether it's a local concert or a broadway production, the Pablo Center queues up a hot line-up.

Cabin Ridge Rides: Take the group on a sleigh ride through the beautiful woods with Cabin Ridge Rides. The team can bond while they cozy up around a bonfire to roast marshmallows and sip on hot chocolate. 

Various photos from the annual Silver Mine Ski Invitational

Silver Mine Invitational: Bring the group over to Silvermine Ski Hill to watch skiers from around the world take on this massive ski hill at the annual Silver Mine Invitational! The two-day competition is hosted with food, drinks, music, a bonfire and a whole load of adrenaline. You don't want to miss this one!

Uniroyal Tire Factory Gallery at Banbury Place: The group's trip to Eau Claire is not complete without a visit to Banbury Place. What used to be home to the Uniroyal Tire Factory, Banbury Place is now a unique space for artisans and entrepreneurs. This 1.9 million squarefoot building has a lot of history behind it that gives meaning to who Eau Claire is as a city today; the group can learn all about it with a tour of the Uniroyal Tire Factory Gallery at Banbury Place

collage of photos from the Makers Workshop at Volume One & The Local Store

Makers Workshops at Volume One & The Local Store: Before the group heads home, they need a souvenir to commemorate their time in Eau Claire. The Makers Workshops at Volume One & The Local Store will teach you how to make your own handcrafted souvenir from several of their workshops. You'll walk away with a souvenir and a taste of Eau Claire's Local Maker Economy... win, win!

Brewery Tours: Time for the group to kick back with some brewskis! Get a tour of a few breweries that call the Chippewa Valley their home and try a flight of their delicious beers. You can see the ins and outs of the infamous Leinenkugels Brewing Company in Chippewa Falls or try European craft beers at Lazy Monk right on the Chippewa River. Wherever you go for beers, make sure you raise your glasses and cheers! 

Artisan Forge: Artisan Forge is a rare gem to Eau Claire. It is a space for artisans of all kinds. It's home to a chocolatier, an interior designer, a guitar-maker and many more. Kickstart your group's Eau Claire experience with a cup of joe from the Skill Shot Coffee Bar and a studio crawl through the building. 

collage of photos from Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery: Head over to the Tasting Lounge at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery to do some sipping on some of Eau Claire's finest wines. The group can rent the Mezzanine and get a tour of the site to see how they produce their wine and spirits. Nothing like a glass of wine on a snowy, winter afternoon!

Chippewa Valley Museum: Are you ready to unpack the loads of history in Eau Claire? Schedule a time for the group to stroll through the Chippewa Valley Museum. You'll learn about people, places, and things that help tell the story of the Chippewa Valley at the different exhibits throughout the museum.