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Light Up Eau Claire and the New Year's Eve Gala

Check back for Light Up Eau Claire 2019 information. We can't wait to ring in the new year with you again.


Anyone looking for a creative way to spend New Year's Eve. This event is especially enjoyable for families with youngsters or anyone with a love for live music, creative collaborations and endless community vibes. 


Light Up Eau Claire is a New Year's Eve Celebration produced by Visit Eau Claire and sponsored by Royal Credit Union. This event includes live music, fireworks, a lantern parade and more. The Light Up Eau Claire BMO Harris Bank New Year's Eve Gala is the elegant and festive party taking place in the middle of the action at The Lismore Hotel.

How the Lismore Lantern Parade Came to Be:

Jenny Dowell, former mayor of Lismore, Australia, Eau Claire’s sister city, paid a visit to Eau Claire to join in the celebration of the grand opening of The Lismore Hotel back in 2016. It was during that visit that she encouraged Eau Claire to bring a piece of Lismore culture to the city, explaining how each year Lismore celebrates the winter solstice with a lantern parade. While their winter solstice is in June, Eau Claire leaders decided it would be a perfect way to ring in the New Year.


It's all happening in downtown Eau Claire.

Enjoy live music at various downtown venues, participate in the Lismore Lantern Parade that travels down Barstow Street and Grand Avenue and ring in 2019 under a spectacular fireworks display that blasts off from the confluence at Phoenix Park


Light Up Eau Claire will be an evening full of surprises and celebrations!

Get on your fancy pants

Are you looking for an elegant and festive soiree to attend with friends? The BMO Harris Bank's New Year's Eve Gala is the place to be, with Bella Diva entertainment, a strolling dinner buffet and - of course - a dance floor. 

Mark your calendar, because this is one New Year’s Eve party you won't want to miss.