As with most happenings in the Eau Claire area, Royal Credit Union's Light Up Eau Claire 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 Third Annual Light Up Eau Claire.
Enjoy free movies at Micon Downtown Budget Cinema!
Keep warm with our ice fire pits and free hot chocolate and popcorn provided by Micon Cinemas. And remember the night forever by stopping by the photobooth in the Eau Claire-Stream!
The most elegant New Year's Eve soiree will be at The Lismore Hotel, where the 10-piece show band Belladiva will be performing. Enjoy a magnificent strolling dinner buffet with live entertainment. Of course a New Year's Eve event as festive as this one would not be complete without a midnight champagne toast.
Attendees will enjoy multi-venue live entertainment with wristband admission. Venues will be confirmed in December.
With your purchase of the Light Up Late Night wristband, you'll get to join in on all of the fun being had at BMO Harris Bank's New Year's Eve Gala - only a few hours later. At Light Up Late Night, you'll be able to indulge in desserts, hit the dance floor and - of course - sway to the sweet tunes of Belladiva.
Meet us at the corner of Barstow Street and Eau Claire for the unveiling of the commissioned Dragon ice sculpture created by local maker Jason Anhorn.
Bring your own lantern that you created at one of Light Up Eau Claire's workshops (or that you made at home) or buy one at the Eau Claire-Stream on New Year's Eve, starting at 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!
The parade will start at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Gibson Street at the Visit Eau Claire Experience Center. We will walk South on Graham Avenue, then head East on Gray Street, turn North on Barstow and lastly, head West on Eau Claire Street. We'll end at the Pablo Center at the Confluence main entrance.
Think you've made the coolest lantern ever?! Enter here to be a part of the contest.
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!