Thousands of lights twinkle, snow glistens, and scenes from bygone days spread holiday delight at the Christmas Village in Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Christmas Village, an illuminated event featuring 60,000 lights and 195 painted displays of people, places, and things reminiscent of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Descriptive rhymes accompany each of the brilliant, full-color photos taken by six Chippewa Falls area photographers. The Christmas Village book is the perfect gift for all ages of adults and children who love to visit Irvine Park during the holiday season. The village is open daily until 9:30 p.m. from Thanksgiving evening through Jan.1.
The book sells for $10 plus $2.75 shipping (Wisconsin sales tax included), when ordered directly from author Monica Holtz. Free delivery is available in the communities of Chippewa Falls, Hallie, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, if delivery arrangements are made by phone or email. Phone Monica Holtz at 715-835-2705, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your orders and make checks payable to Holtz Creative Enterprises, 3103 Terry Lane, Eau Claire, WI 54703. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Irvine Park Christmas Village fund. Mail orders after Dec. 10 cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.
The Christmas Village book also is sold at the following locations: Country Treasures, 216 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, 715-723-8883; Gordy’s County Market-Chippewa Falls, 212 Bay St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, 715-726-2500; Gordy’s County Market-Lake Wissota, 17158 County Highway J, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, 715-726-2505; Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department, 30 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, 715-723-0051, www.ci.chippewa-falls.wi.us; Chippewa Falls Main Street Program Office, 514 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, 715-723-6661; Volume One Local Store, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-552-0457, volumeone.enstore.com or volumeone.org.