(Madison, WI): Join Santa & Mrs. Claus for a special ceremony beginning at 6pm on November 18 where the Capitol Square meets State St. At 6:08pm (a nod to our 608 area code) the lights will be turned on! There are many special surprises in store for this very special event! In addition to a special Madison Night Market; more than 50+ downtown businesses will be open late with shopping specials.
Time + Location
November 17 at 6:08PM | Capitol Square & State Street
Madison Night Market (November 18 and December 16)
The Madison Night Markets will include 50+ vendors showcasing handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods, games and special visiting food carts. This winter event will be held from the 100 block to the 600 block of State St and on Gilman St on November 18 and December 16 from 4pm – 9pm. Retailers and restaurants in the area will feature warm drinks and delicious food. For more info head here.
This year the BID has partnered to present a tour of 15 Community Planters. These planters have been “adopted” by local non-profit organizations and are scattered throughout the downtown. These organizations will add special decorations and share information about the work they do. The displays will be turned on at 6:08pm on November 18, 2021 and stay up through January 9, 2022.
Community Planter partners include:
• Black Men Coalition of Dane County
• Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
• Capitol Neighborhoods Inc.
• Culture Collectives
• EOTO Culturally Rooted
• Ma, Paws, and Me Rescue
• Madison Ballet
• Madison BCycle
• Madison Reading Project
• Madison Saint Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council
• Progress Center for Black Women
• Sierra Club – Four Lakes Chapter
• Strategic Brand Marketing on behalf of a TBD nonprofit
• Sustain Dane
Many area property and business owners are participating too! ALL displays will be turned on at 6:08pm on November 18 and stay up through January 9, 2022. A digital map marking the locations will be available November 18.