Christmas Music on the Radio 24/7 > 94.9 FM > 102.5 FM > 107.3 FM
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS >>>
Photos w/ Santa & Holiday Crafts @ American Family DreamBank Saturdays | December 9th, 16th, 22nd Santa will be on-hand 10 AM - 1 PM for photos. Pictures with Santa will be first come first served. Your name will be added to the list as you arrive. Also enjoy free hot cocoa and a holiday craft workshop 10 AM - 3 PM.
Make & Take Crafts at Michael's Stores- $2 Kids Club offers make -n- take crafts for young kids, and are themed by season or holiday. Find the schedule and festive projects on select Saturdays from 10 AM - 12 PM at your local Michael's - schedule may vary by store.
Holiday Crafts & Winter Break Activities at Libraries - FREE! Your local library may be hosting a special holiday craft (several coordinate gingerbread cookie activities); as well as winter break activities for school-age (& younger) children. You can easily click on the calendar or website of your favorite library on our library directory on this site.
The Nutcracker (Dance Wisconsin) - $ Show times Dec 16th & 17th - Wisconsin Union Theatre
A Christmas Carol(Children’s Theater of Madison) - $$ December 9th – 23rd – Overture Center for the Arts
Nutcracker Suite (Verona Youth Ballet) - $$ December 10th @ 1:30 PM & 4 PM - Verona High School
The Nutcracker (Madison Ballet) - $$ to $$$ December 9th – 26th – Overture Center for the Arts
OTHER LOCAL ANNUAL TRADITIONS >>>
MCM'S Tea & Trains @ The Madison Club - $$$ Saturday, December 2nd | 10:30 AM Tickets required (usually sell out). This annual event for the whole family, benefits Madison Children's Museum
Olbrich’s Holiday Express - $ Daily* | December 2nd - 31st | 10 AM - 4 PM The gardens are open daily to view a festive display of large-scale model trains winding through whimsical birdhouses and hundreds of colorful poinsettias! [*Closes @ 2pm on Dec 24th, Closed Christmas Day]
Holiday Fantasy in Lights @ Olin Park – FREE* Daily, Dusk to Dawn through January 2nd Madison’s favorite holiday light display, features a festive path of illuminated holiday structures – makes for a memorable car ride with the kids after dusk. Don’t forget your free candy cane on the way out. *Donations appreciated.
Zoo Lights - $ (Admission applies for this event) Thursdays thru Sundays, through December 31st at 5 PM - 9 PM New in 2016! Thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Santa will be around, along with the carousel operating, both 5:30 PM to 8 PM nightly. The Glacier Grille is also open during Zoo Lights. $7 admission (3 & under are free).
Visit Hann's Christmas Farm Come by to create memories of an old fashioned Christmas. Bring the whole family to cut down a tree, pick a pre-cut tree or holiday wreath, and enjoy much more while you’re there: Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus weekends in December, find unique ornaments & special décor in the newly expanded Christmas Shop, hang around to enjoy hot apple cider & popcorn, and let children play on the haystacks and play area.
Concerts & Holiday Displays at State Capitol Find a complete schedule of happenings at the State Capitol this month! Various non-profit organizations, ranging from schools, religious groups, choirs and service organizations are scheduled to sing, perform, or set- up seasonal displays in & outside of the Capitol. Of course, if you are downtown, be sure to view the enormous holiday tree inside the Rotunda. Annual lighting ceremony will be on December 1st at 12 PM.
My Family New Years Eve - $ December 31st Keva Sport in Middleton will continue the former US Bank Eve tradition for area families. Similar fantastic family-friendly entertainment and activities will be happening at Monona Terrace Convention Center and Keva Sports Center, along with Madison Ice Arena & Hartmeyer Arena. See event website for complete schedules, including circus performances, magic show, inflatable fun, cookie decorating, balloon drops to ring in the New Year (a bit earlier) and more.
Community Holiday Parties & Tree Lightings Many communities hold holiday parties at a community center, or coordinate special activities in partnership with downtown shopping areas such as tree lightings, hayrides and refreshments. Visit the website of your local city hall or chamber of commerce.
Holiday Church Programs & Services Find many holiday events on the Events Calendar at [local radio station 102.5 FM] www.Life1025.com
The dollar symbols are meant to help you select the best options for your family, but please look at the official website or event details for specific cost information.
$ - Under $10/person
$$ - Typically $15-$30/person
$$$ - May have seating options above $30/person
Copyright 2011 - 2017, Madison with Kids (Div of Preschool Life, LLC) CONTACT US