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First Thursdays!
5-8pm on the first Thursday of each month, June-October
Throughout Wausau's River District
Your newest shopping experience isn’t just a place, it’s a date! Make a date for First Thursdays in downtown Wausau’s River District! From 5-8pm the first Thursday of each month June-October, you’ll enjoy not only charming shops with first class service in a welcoming place, but music and entertainment too. You love downtown on Wednesdays, now try us on First Thursdays for merchandise, music, and more!

Each month, a new theme will take over both the streets and the stores downtown in this free, family-friendly event. There will be live music from local musicians, themed activities, special in-store deals and giveaways and a free drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to any of the 36 participating businesses.

Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates, including a complete list of participating businesses, sponsors, monthly themes, and promotions! We look forward to your joining us for First Thursdays!
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Christmas on First Open House
Sat., Nov. 8, 9-5pm & Sun., Nov. 9, noon-4pm
West Side of Wausau's River District
Prepare for the holidays at the 22nd Annual Christmas on First Open House! Enjoy in-store giveaways, refreshments and great gift ideas. Visit all nine participating specialty shops for a chance to win a Grand Prize Giveaway valued at over $500! More details here. 
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Holiday Parade
Fri., Dec. 5, 6:30pm
Marathon Park to The 400 Block
Families have been making it an annual tradition for decades. Bundle the family up and join Wausau Events, Inc. for one of Wausau’s longest running traditions, the annual holiday parade. Whip on your scarf; wrap your hands around a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and witness the snow-covered streets get taken over with beautiful floats. After the parade make your way to the Great Hall for free cookies, hot chocolate, music from the Wausau Symphonic Band, and a visit from Santa Claus. Together we’ll have the hap-hap-happiest holiday since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye. Have more questions about the event? Check out the Wausau Events, Inc. FAQ page!
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Winter Fest
Saturday, January 31, 10am-3pm, Brew Fest 6-9pm
Throughout Wausau's River District
There is so much fun to be had at this year's Winter Fest! Your favorite activities like ice skating, snow carving, horse & wagon rides, and the Ice Tee Classic, are back - along with many, many others!  Held this upcoming Saturday, January 31, throughout Wausau's River District, this is an event with food and fun for the whole family! Check out Winter Fest's Facebook page for more details and activities.

And don't forget Brew Fest at the end of the night! Hosted at the Elks Lodge, this fun event for those 21 and over is sure to brighten your spirits! Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and $15 for designated drivers. They are on sale at Trig's Cellar 70 and Big Bull Falls Brewery.

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