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As with most happenings in the Eau Claire area, Light Up Eau Claire: New Year's Eve is a community effort, with businesses and venues from all around Eau Claire helping to make this celebration one for the books! Step outside of the comfort of your living room this New Year's Eve because there is something for everybody at the Inaugural Light Up Eau Claire! 

 

EAU CLAIRE-STREAM  - THE MAIN HUB

4:00 pm | FREE | At the corner of Barstow St. and Grand Ave. 

New Year's Eve festivities and community interviews throughout the evening - free hot chocolate and party favors! I-94 and Greatest Hits 98.1's very own Luc Anthony will be the Ryan Seacrest of this event, helping us ring in the new year with lots of energy and local pride. 
 

LITTLE LANTERN PARADE

5:00 p.m. | FREE | The Children's Museum of Eau Claire

Children and families will enjoy an early NYE celebration at The Children's Museum of Eau Claire, with the launch of the Little Lantern Parade. All participants will carry a small lighted lantern from the Children's Museum, crossing the Grand Avenue footbridge, and then returning back to the starting point. Families are encouraged to attend this unique event with their children through age 12. 
 

WE-BOP FAMILY JAZZ PARTY

Sponsored by the Visit Eau Claire Cultural Tourism Committee

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | FREE | The Children's Museum of Eau Claire

Families will enjoy the We-Bop Family Jazz Party, a program from NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center. The performers will entertain by incorporating the various museum exhibits into their repertoire of jazz favorites for all!
 

UNVEILING OF THE COMMISSIONED ICE SCULPTURE

Sponsored by the Visit Eau Claire Cultural Tourism Committee

6:00 p.m. | FREE | On the Outdoor Patio of The Informalist

World-class, award-winning artist Jason Anhorn has been commissioned to create a special New Year's Eve ice sculpture to be on display as a backdrop to the NYE festivities. 
 

ROCK'N NEW YEAR'S FAMILY SKATE

Sponsored by the  Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department

6 - 9:00 p.m. | $3.00 per person | Hobb's Ice Arena

The family fun continues at Hobbs Ice Arena, where there will be skating, free skate rental, Rock-n-Roll to Go DJ, Inflatable screen, skating obstacle course, boot games on ice, hot chocolate , other off ice activities, and a balloon drop at 9pm. 
 

LIVE MUSIC

Sponsored by the Visit Eau Claire Cultural Tourism Committee 

8 - 11:00 p.m. | $10.00 per wristband | Downtown Eau Claire Venues

Attendees will enjoy multi-venue live entertainment with wristband admission. Venues include The Plus, Stones Throw, The Lakely, ECDC, BluGold Radio Stage (Richmond Hall, The Lismore Hotel), and The Fire House
 

LISMORE LANTERN PARADE

Sponsored by the Visit Eau Claire Cultural Tourism Committee 

11:00 p.m. | FREE | Corner of Riverfront Terrace and N Barstow St. 

Bring your own lantern that you created at one of the Eau Claire Regional Art Center's Paper Workshops (or that you made at home) or buy one at the Eau Claire-Stream on New Year's Eve for only $5! We will be lighting up the streets of downtown Eau Claire, following in suit of the tradition held in Lismore, Australia. Don't have lantern or time to make one? You can still feel free to join the parade through downtown Eau Claire - it will be an experience to remember! 

Think you've made the coolest lantern ever?! Enter it into the contest for a chance to win a cash prize. First, second, and third place awards will be given with prizes of $500, $250 and $100, respectively. Time to get crafty! 
 

FIREWORKS AT THE CONFLUENCE

Sponsored by the Visit Eau Claire Cultural Tourism Committee 

12:00 a.m. | FREE, $10.00 for access to clear, heated rooftop viewing tent | Parking Garage at Riverfront Terrace

Eau Claire is about to experience Fireworks like they never have before! Join us during the first 8 minutes of the new year to marvel at the beauty of fireworks lighting the sky over the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers! We will truly be Lighting Up Eau Claire! Guests can purchase an additional wristband for $10 that will give them access to a heated rooftop viewing tent on top of the new parking garage on Riverfront Terrace. The viewing tent will open at 11 p.m. and wristbands will be available for purchase in all participating entertainment venues, as well as at the tent entrance. 


NEW YEAR'S EVE TRAMPOLINE PARK LOCK-IN

10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. | $35.99/person (ONLY ONLINE), At the Door: $40.99/person, Groups of 10 or more: $33.99/person | Action City

Jump into the New Year at Action City's FIRST EVER Trampoline Park Lock-in. Where else can you race go-karts, battle your friends in laser tag, be a ninja warrior and play Trampoline dodgeball on New Years?

Lock-In Includes:

  • Unlimited play on all Trampoline Park activities including Ninja Warrior Courses
  • Unlimited play on Fun Center attractions 
  • Unlimited play on non-ticket video arcade games
  • Bottomless fountain soda available all night
  • Assorted one-topping pizza buffet (served 12:15 AM -1:30 AM)
  • Trampoline grip socks -REQUIRED for all jumpers
  • All Occasions DJ Service