Downtown Madison Holiday Open House

Friday, Saturday & SUNDAY!
November 24 – 26

Trolley Rides, Shopping, Family Shows, Crafting, Music and More!

Our beautiful architecture, top-notch cultural venues, wide-variety of shopping options and our exceptional restaurant choices make Downtown Madison the perfect place to celebrate the season.

Special Offers at OVER 70 Participating Merchants
Look for the “Stop In Here” signs on businesses. Special offers, discounts, free gifts and more all within a short walk of each other.

“Shine On Madison” Window Display Competition
Participating businesses in the Central Business Improvement District will compete for the best window displays. The voting begins at 6:08pm on 11/18 through 6:08pm on 11/26. Winners announced on 11/27. Make sure to stop by the Downtown Madison Visitors Center to get your ballot.

Holiday Trolley 10am – 4pm (Free) • State Street & Capitol Square • Welcome bags, treats for kids, easy shopping! Catch the trolley at regular bus stops.

Kids Activities at DreamBank 10am – 4pm (Free) • DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney • Head to DreamBank with the family for free cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day and photos with Santa will be on a first-come, first-served basis. (Friday & Saturday only for Santa photos.)

Special Kids in the Rotunda – CASH BOX KINGS
Friday, November 24 • 9:30am, 11am & 1pm (Free) • Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St. • The Cash Box Kings carry on the spirit of the 40’s and 50’s. This be-bopping blues party will have the entire family on their feet!

Special Kids in the Rotunda – FOX AND BRANCH
Saturday, November 26 • 9:30am, 11am & 1pm (Free) • Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St. • Get ready for bluegrass fun for the whole family – a communal atmosphere of fun and high spirits.

Peppermint Twinkletree’s Frosty Flicker Forest
Sponsored by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District • 1pm – 3pm (Free) • Lisa Link Peace Park • Come visit the village they are serving up s’mores, crafts and fun all three days!

And so much more… Downtown partners Madison Children’s Museum, Revel, Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Historical Museum and more will have special events and activities! See for full information.