Downtown Madison Seasonal Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 18 at 6:08pm

Top of State Street & the Capitol Square

A special evening will kick off the new Shine on Madison celebration. Madison Community Foundation proudly presents the Seasonal Lighting Ceremony as the newest Downtown event. It will be the biggest and brightest party yet.

Together with our business and community partners, our panel of VIP guests including Santa, will plug the lights in and flip the switch – illuminating all of Downtown.

Watch from the street, watch while you shop, be there to see all the magic happen.

At 6:08pm, in partnership WOLX 94.9 and (pending no sabatoge from the Grinch) we’ll flip the switch and shine! Our seasonal carolers and other VIP guests make this a great party for the whole family.

Before the show, visit the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair, the Madison Night Market Winter Carnival and our downtown retailers.

If you can’t make the party, don’t worry there are 6 more weeks to join us for the fun Downtown!

Special Light Displays

  1. King Street LIVE – The street known for their Live on King Street performances.
  2. The Capitol Corners – Visit each of the corners on the Capitol grounds for a different experience, including a special police
    memorial on the Hamilton Street corner.
  3. Community Partners – Seven area organizations have volunteered their time and talents to create unique seasonal displays.
  4. Downtown Displays – Madison’s Central Business Improvement
    District displays provide a welcoming environment during the season.
  5. The Festive Forum – A giant multi-color tree takes center stage at
    the Forum.
  6. The Groovy Grove – This interactive grove of trees respond and interact to all sound. Come play!
  7. The Frosty Flicker Forest – This beautiful multi-colored forest,
    located in the middle of State Street is a perfect place for a Princess Party, a photo shoot or a hot-chocolate. Check back often as this location will change.
  8. The Northern Lights Plaza – Large icey trees and lightings make the Northern Lights Plaza a stop to ooh and ahh.
  9. The Signs of the Season – Where does the sidewalk end? Evidently at these fun, festive street signs near the Children’s Museum