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Event Calendar | December 2016
Recurring events this month:
November 19th thru
January 2nd
Holiday Fantasy in Lights Display
Dusk 'til Dawn at Olin Park, Madison
November 25th
thru January 1st
Thursdays - Sundays
Zoo Lights on Display
5:30 PM - 9 PM (Thursdays & Sundays)
5:30 PM - 10 PM (Fridays & Saturdays) at Henry Vilas Zoo
December 3 - 31
Open daily*
Olbrich's Holiday Express
10 AM - 4 PM Daily* thru December 31st (*see Christmas hours)
Holiday Happenings:  Click here for holiday-specific activities and annual
community traditions. Some are listed on this calendar, more ideas are on the
Holiday Guide page.
December 2
Friday
Polar Express Pajama Storytime
7 PM at Barnes & Noble - East Towne & West Madison
December 2 - 4
Friday - Sunday
Cambridge Class Christmas
Weekend activities & shopping at Downtown Cambridge
December 3
Saturday
Saturday Science at Discovery
10 AM - 12 PM at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
December 4
Sunday
Bruce Company Reindeer Day
12 PM - 3 PM at Bruce Company, Middleton
December 7
Wednesday
MCM Free Family Night & Free RePlay Fashion Show
5 PM - 8 PM Free admission at Madison Children's Museum
December 10
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda Series: Future Hits
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
December 10
Saturday
Michael's Kids Club Craft: Clay Pot Elf
10 AM - 11:30 AM at Michael's Stores - all locations
December 10
Saturday
Saturday Science Workshop at Space Place
10 AM at UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St
December 10 - 23
Recurring shows
CMT's Christmas Carol
2:30 PM or 7 PM shows (dates vary) at Overture Center
December 11
Sunday
Badger Women's Basketball Vs. Marquette
1 PM at the Kohl Center
December 11
Sunday
Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker Preview
1 PM & 3 PM at Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
December 16
Friday
Winter Soltice at ALNC  
6:30 PM at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
December 17
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda Series: Ken Lonnquist
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
December 17-18
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast w/ Santa at the Zoo
9:30 AM - 11 AM at Henry Vilas Zoo
December 17-18
Saturday & Sunday
Nutcracker Ballet - Dance Wisconsin
2 PM & 7:30 PM at Wisconsin Union Theatre
Holiday Happenings:  Click here for holiday-specific activities and annual
community traditions. Some are listed on this calendar, more ideas are on the
Holiday Guide page.
December 26
Monday
Harlem Globetrotters
7 PM at Alliant Energy Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 31
Saturday
Zimbrick Family Eve
4 PM - 8 PM at Keva Sports; 5 PM - 9 PM at Monona Terrace
January 1
Sunday
Badger Women's Basketball Vs. Michigan
2 PM at the Kohl Center
January 7
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda Series: Truly Remarkable Loon
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
January 7
Saturday
Saturday Science at Discovery: Adaption & Survival
10 AM - 12 PM at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
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This list includes recurring, seasonal or year-
round programs for children in Dane County.

American Family Dream Bank
WEEKLY | YEAR-ROUND
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration space
on the square in Downtown Madison.
Learn more >>

Home Depot Kids Workshops
MONTHLY | YEAR-ROUND
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for
a FREE "how-to" clinic for kids, ages 5 to 12.
Learn more >>

Kids in the Rotunda
WEEKLY: SATURDAYS | FALL/WINTER
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
Learn more >>

Michael's Kids Club
SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
From 10 AM - 12 PM most Saturdays, 30 minute
sessions are open for a make & take craft, geared
towards children 3 & up. $2 fee includes supplies.
Sign-up online or in stores, where you can find a
schedule of seasonal themed projects.  
Learn more >>

Rocky Rococo's for Family Movies
THROUGHOUT WEEK | YEAR-ROUND
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on
their big screen throughout the week, daytime &
evening options.  
Learn more >>

Saturday Science at Discovery
MONTHLY: SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
A monthly series that consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families
and learners of all ages.
Learn more >>

Saturday Science at UW Space Place
SATURDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
Space Place family workshops are offered every other
Saturday at 10 a.m. for children
ages 6-10 and their
parents. The workshops are free and open to the public.
No registration required, but sessions are limited to first
50 children.  
Learn more >>

UW Arboretum Family Programs
SUNDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
The Arboretum hosts a Family Walk the 2nd Sunday
each month, where families explore something within
the arboretum. Family Nature Programs are held the 4th
Sunday each month, and include a naturalist-led nature
walk, followed by activities inside the visitor center.
Learn more >>

Waisman Center Children's Theatre
MONTHLY: SUNDAYS | FALL/WINTER
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
companies.
Learn more >>
Fall/Winter Recurring Activities