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Shine on Madison
Madison's Central Business Improvement District is partnering up with area property owners, businesses, community organizations and area non-profits to present a new, unified Downtown Holiday Celebration called "Shine On Madison". This six-week community event will include a holiday lighting ceremony, a celebration of the history of the Capitol, a special focus on downtown retailers, enjoyment of our arts and a strong sense of community.

In addition to our Holiday Open House, Holiday Trolley, Carolers, and family activities, Shine on Madison will include more than 100 community events, several amazing seasonal light displays, a window display contest, and a lighting ceremony as part of the Madison Night Market Winter Carnival on November 18th with some special mischievous guests!



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Downtown Madison one of "Best Travel-Worthy State Capitals," USA Today
Dane County Farmers Market rated #1, The Huffington Post
State Street Ranked in Top Eight Shopping Districts in America, MSN

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Summer in YOUR City Event Series
Be sure to check out our new event series Summer in YOUR City at various locations throughout downtown! Events include: YOUR Lunchtime Live, Ian's Pizza Open Mic, Live & Local Concert Series, Kids Create at Top of State, & More!

Downtown Visitor Center, 452 State St.
Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) is in the heart of downtown Madison. Set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes, the famed State Street pedestrian mall links the Wisconsin State Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus.

This unique shopping, business and entertainment district is home to more than 370 shops, galleries, restaurants, and night spots, many locally owned, plus museums and cultural destinations. The BID works to market the district as a whole, create a welcoming downtown environment, and further community relations. From visitors to residents, students, business and property owners - downtown Madison welcomes you! The BID is here to help you shop, dine, work and play.