La Crosse Center

300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601 Phone: (608) 789-7400

The La Crosse Center is located in the heart of the downtown La Crosse nested on the banks of the Mississippi River. This convention hall and arena was originally built in 1980. In the spring of 2000, the La Crosse Center nearly doubled in size with a $14 million expansion. The new project features two grand halls that combine for 36,000 square feet. The second floor hosts a 6,000 square feet Ballroom that has a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Adjacent to the Ballroom are three boardrooms and a conference room. The entire complex provides nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. The La Crosse Center has become a premier facility in the Midwest as a convention site and an entertainment destination.

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Holiday Fair

53rd Annual Holiday Fair
November 17-20, 2016

The Holiday Season's Most Spectacular Craft Show!

About the Show

The La Crosse Center hosts the Holiday Fair each November. The Holiday Fair, since 1964, has become a tradition in the City of La Crosse with families coming to gather here every year. The Holiday Fair is a Holiday event for children of all ages. Door Prizes are given out every hour, every day. Santa Claus will be available for photographs daily. Also, Rudolph, the red nose reindeer, makes special appearances throughout the show. View Photos »

We strive to make the Holiday Fair an enjoyable time for everyone. The South Hall, at the La Crosse Center, is decorated in a Christmas/Winter Theme with Holiday music playing throughout the hall.

Please Join us November 17-20, 2016 for a shopping experience you won't forget. Mark your calendars now! Note: Holiday Fair always takes place the weekend (Thursday - Sunday) before Thanksgiving.

Show Hours
Thursday, Friday: 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission Rates
$2.00 adult
Free ages 12 & under with adult

Santa Hours
Thursday, Friday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Reserve a Booth
The following form is an application for the Holiday Fair. All items MUST be handmade by the crafter. Please note that it is not a contract and payment is not to be submitted with the application. We will contact you for further information if you have been accepted into the Holiday Fair. Remember to send in a few pictures of your craft along with your application. Applications are kept on file for one (1) year.

Please keep in mind that the Holiday Fair is a four (4) day craft/gift show and that it is required that your booth be manned for all four (4) days. Since this is a "holiday" event, it is also required that you decorate your booth in either a Christmas or winter theme.

Ticket & Event Information

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How to Purchase Tickets | Ticket Authenticity
Ticket Information
Box Office Hours

  • Box Office is located in the main lobby of the Arena
  • 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday
  • Saturdays and Sundays by Event
  • Event days one hour before doors open
Payment Information at the Box Office
  • Credit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
  • Cash
  • No refunds or exchanges
Will Call
  • Located in the Main Lobby of the Arena.
  • Available the day of the event, one hour before doors open.
  • You must have proper identification in order to receive your tickets
  • For most events, a child 2 and under is free. For children's shows such as Sesame Street Live or Disney Live!, any child that has had his or her first birthday will need a ticket to attend that event.
Event Information
General Questions
  • For general questions regarding ticketed events at the La Crosse Center, please call the Box Office at (608) 789-7415 or the Main Office at (608) 789-7400.
  • For a listing of upcoming events, prices and times, please call our Event Information Line at (608) 789-7410.
  • Small flash cameras and digital cameras are allowed for most events. Video cameras or professional lenses are not allowed!
Doors Open
  • For most events, doors open 1 hour prior to the scheduled event time.
Emergencies and Special Needs
Emergencies During Events
  • If you need to reach a patron during an event, please call (608) 789-7400 or go to the Main Office at Gate 8 on the main concourse. If you are a patron and attending the event, please remember to leave your seat location with the babysitter so that we may contact you as soon as possible in case of an emergency.
Guests with Special Needs
  • The La Crosse Center has elevators and seating sections that are wheelchair- and handicap-accessible, TDD phones, and Assisted Listening Devices.
  • Please contact the Box Office at (608) 789-7415 for these accommodations as soon as possible.
How to Purchase Tickets
Box Office
  • Located in the Main Lobby of the Arena on 2 nd Street
  • Box Office hours: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday, weekends by event, and on event days
  • Payment Information: We accept cash and credit card (Mastercard and Visa).
  • A minimal facility fee is charged on each ticket purchased at the Box Office, Outlet, over the phone, or online.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges
Charge By Phone
  • Call 1-800-745-3000. (Press 0 four times for a live operator)
  • There is a minimal convenience charge for ordering tickets by phone.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges
TicketMaster Outlets Internet
  • You may purchase tickets online at .
  • A minimal convenience fee will be charged for purchasing tickets online.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges
Ticket Authenticity
The above mentioned ways to purchase tickets are the only authorized methods for shows presented at the La Crosse Center. Tickets purchased from other sources are purchased at your own risk. We urge patrons to purchase tickets from our official ticket providers only. By purchasing only from the official means, you are assured that the ticket you receive is valid and is being sold to you at face value.

When you buy from a source other than TicketMaster:
  • We cannot guarantee that your tickets are genuine.
  • You will almost always pay more than face value.
  • We cannot replace lost or stolen tickets.
  • We cannot contact you with information on show cancellations, time changes, upcoming shows or other useful information.
  • You are supporting businesses that make it harder for true fans to see their favorite performers without paying a premium charge.
  • The La Crosse Center uses bar code scanning for ticket admissions. As a result, fans should be careful when purchasing tickets and should make sure the seller is a La Crosse Center licensed contractor, otherwise, you may be purchasing a ticket that is invalid and will be denied admission.
  • Ticketmaster is the ONLY authorized ticketing agent outside of the La Crosse Center Box Office. If you purchase tickets from an unauthorized agent in the secondary market (scalper, ticket broker, eBay, Craigslist, etc.), you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets.
  • If you wish to purchase tickets from the secondary market, we encourage the use of TicketExchange. TicketExchange is Ticketmaster's online service that enables premium and fan-to-fan transactions. Only Ticketmaster can guarantee 100% legitimate secondary market tickets, because the tickets sold through TicketExchange are linked to Ticketmaster's barcoded ticketing systems. Click here for more information on TicketExchange.

Customer Service

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Animals | ATM | Box Office Hours | Buying Tickets | Camera Policy | First Aid Locations
Lost and Found | Parking Pay Phones | Prohibited Items | Restrooms | Smoking Policy
Absolutely no animals are permitted in the building unless part of show or needed for assistance. Contact the main office for further assistance at (608) 789-7400.
Event Information
An ATM is located in the Arena Lobby and South Hall Lobby.
Box Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays by Event
Camera Policy
Every event held at the La Crosse Center has a different policy regarding cameras. For most events, a regular camera is acceptable--no video cameras or tripods allowed. Check with the Box Office when purchasing tickets or call us at (608) 789-7400 for event-specific regulations.
First Aid Locations
First Aid is located inside Gate 9 on the Main Concourse Level. The First Aid room is equipped with a Heart Defibrillator with staff certified to operate it. The main office is located at Gate 8 for additional service. For most ticketed events, security and ushers are available for assistance.
Lost and Found
Any found items are brought up the to the Main Office within 24 hours of an event. The Main Office is located at Gate 8 on the main concourse. Lost items are held for 2 weeks. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Main Office phone number is (608) 789-7400.
Prohibited Items
The following items are prohibited: Food/beverage, animals, guns, drugs, alcohol, coolers, cameras (unless authorized for a specific event).
There are 19 restrooms in the La Crosse Center including 10 that are ADA-accessible, 4 on the main concourse, 2 in the 8-ft. hall of the North Hall, 2 in the South Hall Ballroom, and 2 in the Lower Lobby of South Hall.
Smoking Policy
The La Crosse Center is a smoke-free facility.

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