2021 Holiday Events and Guide

Explore Madison this holiday season to make new traditions with your loved ones. Just about two hours north of Chicago, Wisconsin's capital city is the best way to brighten up your winter holiday getaway.

Find festive events and cultural celebrations happening daily. Shop makers markets and craft fairs for handmade items. Marvel at the Capitol tree. Get cozy by a fireplace. Or snuggle up for dinner in a heated outdoor dome.

Visit a variety of shopping districts for everyone on your list. And end your evening ooh-ing and ahh-ing at holiday light displays.  

All this packed into one weekend? You bet. It's that easy. 

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Holiday Meals

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Holiday Deals

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Shop Local From Home

Skip the lines and shipping times and send your friend a gift card. Try Dane Buy Local and Downtown Madison for locally owned shops and businesses. Or Madison Originals and Food Fight Restaurant Group for dozens of local restaurants. 

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