Selected Community Events
Durand Dazzle Day
You Will Not Want To Miss!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Craft * Used Book/DVD * Bake Sale *
Chilli Feed * Shopping Specials
FREE Carriage & Trolly Rides - FREE Exotic Animal Display
Santa's "Dear" Park * Christmas Tree Decorating Contest
Illuminated Dazzle Holiday Parade
Theme - Christmas thru a Child’s Eyes
6:00pm down Main Street
After Glow Show & Parade Awards
At Durand Masonic Community Center
Sarah 715-671-3445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thorp "Hometown for the Holidays" Parade
6:30pm, Downtown Thorp
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER***
Enjoy the lights, costumes and music of the holidays! Free candy for the kids!
Tree-lighting ceremony after the parade at Thorp’s Yellowstone Trail Park. Park festivities include, a live ice sculpting demo, carolers, chili cook-off, hot chocolate stand, and pictures with Santa! (Bring your own camera!) Free fun for the whole family! www.cityofthorp.com
Stephanie Chapman 715-669-5341
Love-Light Christmas Tree Ceremony
Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel (900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire)
For the 28th year, the Volunteer Partners of Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor the Love-Light Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. This is a unique way for individuals to memorialize a loved one, or to honor a relative or friend by making a donation to reserve a light in a loved one’s name. The lighting ceremony will take place Sunday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel (900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire), with outdoor tree lighting to follow.
For a donation PER NAME of $10, you can reserve a light of remembrance or a light in recognition of loved ones:
• WHITE LIGHT — Deceased Adult
• BLUE LIGHT — Deceased Child
• RED/GREEN — Living Relative/Friend
• GOLD LIGHT — Living/Deceased Veterans/Active Military
Lighted tree toppers are available for a donation of $100. A nativity scene (new this year) is available for a donation of $250.
Love-Light donations must be received by 12 Noon on November 22 to Volunteer Partners at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701. The names of all loves ones submitted by the deadline will be listed in a special tribute in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Saturday, November 30. Submission forms are available in the hospital’s Main Lobby, Cafeteria, Family Waiting Center and Regional Cancer Center. The donation form can also be downloaded off the hospital’s website at: http://www.sacredhearteauclaire.org/love-lights.
Attendees of the ceremony will enjoy spirited songs by the Madrigal Singers from Memorial High School. Immediately following the ceremony, the Memorial High School singers will lead attendees to The Healing Gardens (located in front of the hospital) for the outdoor tree lighting.
This year, as in past years, thousands of loved ones will be represented as lights on the trees in front of the hospital. Each night throughout this Christmas season, the lights will glow in their honor.
All proceeds support the ministry of The Healing Place: A Center for Life’s Journeys – the hospital’s free outreach to support individuals and families dealing with grief, loss and life transitions.
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 715-717-4255.
Volunteer Services at Sacred Heart Hospital: 715-717-4255
24th Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade
N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Join us for this one-of-a-kind parade as over 50 illuminated and musical floats, horse drawn wagons, and walking units like up the winter sky. Sip on hot chocolate from participating downtown businesses as you watch all the magic of this Christmas tradition.
Chippewa Falls Main Street, Inc.