Madison Area Winter Events

2018 Madison Area winter events

It’s the holiday season and the Madison area has some wonderful winter fun planned for everyone! Bundle up and check out all that’s happening around town.

From kid friendly to steep hill challenges, there are areas all over town to sled. Here is a list of some of the most popular hills in town: Sledding Locations>

Zoo Lights
See Vila’s zoo animals in a new light, featuring new displays, Santa and Carousel. Thursdays to Sundays 5:30 pm-9pm details>

Caroling Like Never Before
You can only hear the sound of caroling underground like this at Cave of the Mounds. Every Sunday in December at 1pm details>

Holiday Fantasy Lights
See the colorful display of lights at Olin Park every day starting at 4 pm details>

Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe
A beautiful way to enjoy the winter, you can experience trails in a whole new light! Scheduled through out the state, check out this list of events by the DNR to see when one lands near you or make it a trip! details>

Wisconsin Capitol Holiday Tree
See over 2,400 lights and 700 feet of garland looks like at the capitol’s rotunda.

Santas & More Santas
Every kind of Santa visits House on the Rock for their 6000+ Santa collection details>

Olbrich Garden’s Holiday Express
Poinsettias and fresh evergreens topped off with model trains weaving through details>

ELF the Musical
The Fireside Dinner Theater features the musical based on the hilarious holiday film, running through Dec 23rd details>

If you love to ski or want to get started, visit MadNorSki for adult and kid activities and membership. View a list of the areas popular trails including Cherokee Marsh, Door Creek Park, Elver park and more: Trail List

We hope you enjoy the holiday season!

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