2020 Holiday Gift Guide, Specials and LIVE Santa Cam | Hilldale in Madison, WI

(Madison, WI): It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Hilldale in Madison has you covered for all your holiday shopping and dining needs. Looking for convenient takeout meals? Hilldale is ready when you are. Plus, the extended holiday hours and convenient curbside pick-up mean less stress, and more time for sipping eggnog in your fuzzy slippers.

Hilldale is the premier venue for upscale shopping and dining in Madison and offers an unparalleled selection of LOCAL + national retailers. They have something for EVERYONE on your list!

Santa Cam

Wondering what Santa’s up to? Santa’s staying safe at home in the North Pole this season. But don’t worry, he’s still busy making toys, tending to the reindeer and getting ready for his big night!

See what he’s up to on the Santa Cam – a video feed straight from the North Pole. Watch the Santa Cam in the Macy’s Atrium at Hilldale! Streaming daily from 9am-8pm, until December 24th.

Hilldale Holiday Gift Guides

In the Hilldale Holiday Gift Guides, they’ve compiled the best ideas and favorite finds to help you feel a little more inspired this shopping season. Check out all of the top picks here!

Local Retailers

  • Glitter Workshop is a brand new DIY Workshop and gift shop – featuring items from a variety of local artists!
  • Morgan’s Shoes was one of the original tenants of Hilldale! At that time the store sold only children’s shoes, but soon the inventory was expanded to include adult shoes. Today, the stores employ almost 30 trained shoe fitters and pedorthists. They are here for you whether you require help with a medical issue or are just looking for great looking and comfortable shoes.
  • Pier South features bright colors and classic southern style (think Lily Pulitzer and more)! By bringing these products to Madison they offer something that no one else in this town can.
  • Satara Home and Baby is Now Open at Hilldale for a Holiday Pop-up! This local shop offers the purest, natural mattresses and organic bedding available, from crib to king size. You can also find organic baby products for bath and playtime at Satara.
  • Storybook Ballet is a unique and enchanting children’s ballet school that combines beginning classical ballet instruction with the delight of fairytales and famous ballet stories.
  • The University Bookstore has a huge selection of Wisconsin clothing and gifts!
  • Twigs boutique features collections of today’s best clothing, handbags, and jewelry designers.
  • Ulla Eyewear: Donate a gently used pair of glasses or bag of nonperishable food and receive $50 off a full price frame or $100 off a full price frame with prescription lenses. Glasses will be donated to The Lions Club and food to the River Food Pantry.  Offer valid 11/28/20 – 12/31/20.
  • Wildewood Shop: Wildewood is Madison’s source for unique + high quality houseplants and beautiful vessels for them to thrive in. You’ll also find a variety of thoughtfully found botanical wares & home goods that will help assist your plant in a healthy life and warm your home all year round.
  • Locally Owned Dining: Blended, Cafe Hollander, Crescendo Espresso Bar, Dumpling Haus, Forage Kitchen, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Great Dane, Metcalfe’s Market, Muramoto, Pasqual’s Cantina

National Retailers at Hilldale

AMC, Anthropologie, Apple, Evereve, Free People, Kendra Scott, L.L. Bean, Lucky Brand, lululemon athletica, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Macy’s, Madewell, New Balance, North Face, Paper Source, Peloton, Shine Nail Boutique, Spectrum, Stride Rite, Sur La Table, Title 9, UNTUCKit, White House Black Market

Dining Options at Hilldale

Bambu, bartaco, Blended, Cafe Hollander, Crescendo Espresso Bar, Dumpling House, Fannie May Candies, Forage Kitchen, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Great Dane, Metcalfe’s, Muramoto, Pasqual’s Cantina, Shake Shack

Locally owned, Blended is now offering Pre-Blended Bowl Kits! Have Blended açai bowls stocked in your freezer at home. Each kit comes with 4 pre-blended bowl flavors (your choice), 1/2 pound of Blended’s granola, honey, and their respective fresh fruit toppings.

New to Hilldale

Shake Shack is now open! This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. Order online for quick pick up or have it delivered- we suggest one of Holiday Shakes, hand-spun with real sugar and no high fructose corn syrup!

Curbside Pick-up + Safety Measures

They have also introduced a convenient curbside pick-up program: Pick Up Quick. There are over 30 color-coded parking spots conveniently located so you can have items delivered to your car or run in to pick up an online order.  Stores like Evereve, LUSH, Kendra Scott and many more are offering this convenient service. And restaurants like Café Hollander and Dumpling Haus will bring your to-go right to your vehicle. To learn more about how to have your Hilldale favorites delivered safely to your vehicle, click here.

On your next visit to Hilldale, you’ll notice they’ve put additional safety measures in place, in accordance with public health guidelines. Please note that stores and restaurants are at limited capacity and you may have to wait in a line for your turn to get in. There are many hand sanitizer stations available, social distancing signage and complimentary masks are available. Visit the Commitment to Safety page for more details on current safety measures.

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  1. Love Gigi’s Cupcakes, Pasqual’s, Cafe Hollander, Great Dane, Bartaco, Dumpling Haus, Metcalfe’s, Macy’s, Morgan’s shoes, New Balance Store, and so many more too! 🙂


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