Area Holiday Traditions

Holiday Express-Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dec. 3-Dec. 31, 10am-4pm
Enjoy large scale model trains chugging through a festive scene of hundreds of poinsettias & fresh evergreens.

Visit the Wisconsin Executive Residence
Free tour, encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Register online for a 30-minute tour.

Henry Vilas Zoo Lights
Now – Dec. 30, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  5:30pm-8:30pm
Enjoy time at the zoo under the glow of almost a million lights!
General Admission Tickets, children 3 and under are free.

The Nutcracker- Holiday Classic Madison Ballet
Overture Center
For performance dates and tickets:

Holiday Fantasy In Lights
Now – Jan. 1st Lights are on from dusk until dawn every night.
1156 Olin Court, Madison
Candy Canes from 4:30pm to 10:00pm every night.
Free for all to enjoy. Donations accepted at the exit.

The Edgewater Ice Rink- skate rental offered
Wednesday – Sunday
Check ahead -weather permitting, Thursday 2-4 for tot time, kids 5 and under only.
$7 adults, $4 children
60-minute skate times, purchase tickets on-line recommended

Madison Symphony Orchestra- A Madison Symphony Christmas
Overture Hall, Dec. 2, 3, and 4
Tickets on sale:

Get Your Sled On!
15 Sledding Hills That Top Wisconsin Sled Riding Hills!
Whether you head to a state park, a county park, city park you’re sure to enjoy sledding in the Badger State.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Musical
Now – Dec.23 Offering Matinee and Evening Shows

Holiday Train makes 13 stations in Wisconsin
Live concert and raising money for community food banks.
Free event, guests are encouraged to bring food or make a donation to help local communities.