Downtown Madison Holiday Open House

November 26-28 | State Street & Capitol Square

Holiday activities and shopping specials from downtown businesses. Check back or follow us on social media for more details.

Downtown Business Specials

All Weekend Long

  • Ardorposh (440 State St): Stop at the Culture Collectives pop-up shop to celebrate Small Business Saturday (11/27) with 20% off!
  • Culture Collectives (440 & 444 State St): Head downtown to experience the brand-new Culture Collectives pop-up shop on State St where you’ll find great holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
  • James Watrous Gallery (201 State St, 3rd floor): Open regular hours all weekend long (Fri/Sat 12-6pm & Sun 12-5pm). Need the perfect reason to head indoors for a warm up? Head to the James Watrous Gallery on the 3rd floor of Overture Center! This FREE gallery is a hidden gem featuring contemporary Wisconsin artists, Wisconsin art and craft history, and works owned by Wisconsin collectors!
  • Little Luxuries (230 State St): Small Business Saturday is smaller than ever at Little Luxuries, in the best way possible! They’ve increased their locally made artisan products and small business sourced gifts! Stop in to support small local businesses at this small local business! PLUS the first 50 customers on Saturday 11/27 will get a special locally made gift!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Open all weekend long! Stop in for a special libation to warm you right up and try one of their famous burgers, toasties, or giant soft pretzels. Happy Holidays from your friends at the Irish Pub!
  • Madame Chu (440 State St): Stop at the Culture Collectives pop-up shop over the weekend for teapots to go with cider tea!
  • Revel (107 N Hamilton St): Open all weekend long (Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1-4pm)! Drop in crafts, ornament decorating, and cocktails! Festive fun for the entire family! Stop in at Revel any time during open hours and select a project off their menu – which is full of options for entertaining, decorating, and gifting! Or, choose to make personalized ornaments from a selection of fun and trendy designs. Enjoy drinks and snacks from the bar while socializing and working through your chosen projects in a self-guided fashion. No time to stay and craft? Browse their selection of Craft Kits and take yours to go!
  • SEE Eyewear (437 State St): Hustle up and snag $200 off two complete pairs of SEE Rx glasses November 20-28! See store for complete details.
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Stop in store for 50% off on select holiday items starting 11/26 and a mug of hot cocoa, all weekend long!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Stop in for their special Thanksgiving pasty! Stuffed with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, dressing, and gravy. Cranberry sauce available. While you’re there, grab a cup of hot mulled apple cider for $2! Closed Sunday 11/28.
  • Tropic Jewel (449 State St, #F): Get 20% off any purchase of $20 or more! Applies to all things: beads, tapestries, sterling silver jewelry, and their skillfully, locally made jewelry!
  • University Book Store (711 State St): Shop instore at 711 State St to get entered to win a $50 gift card!

Plaid Friday

Friday November 26, 2021

  • Hawk’s Bar & Grill (425 State St): Wear plaid on 11/26 to Hawk’s and get 10% off your food order!
  • James Watrous Gallery (201 State St, 3rd floor): Open 2-6pm. Need the perfect reason to head indoors for a warm up? Head to the James Watrous Gallery on the 3rd floor of Overture Center! This FREE gallery is a hidden gem featuring contemporary Wisconsin artists, Wisconsin art and craft history, and works owned by Wisconsin collectors!
  • Little Luxuries (230 State St): Staff are in the Plaid Friday spirit- are you!? Not only will they be decked out in plaid, they’ll even wrap your gifts in their funky plaid holiday gift paper for FREE on 11/26!!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Open all weekend long! Stop in for a special libation to warm you right up and try one of their famous burgers, toasties, or giant soft pretzels. Happy Holidays from your friends at the Irish Pub!
  • SEE Eyewear (437 State St): Hustle up and snag $200 off two complete pairs of SEE Rx glasses November 20-28! See store for complete details.
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Staff are in the plaid spirit- and can help you find all things plaidful in store! Get FREE hot cocoa when you shop in store! And don’t forget, you’ll get 50% off select holiday items starting TODAY (instore and online)!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Stop in for their special Thanksgiving pasty! Stuffed with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, dressing, and gravy. Cranberry sauce available. While you’re there, grab a cup of hot mulled apple cider for $2!

Cider Monday

Monday November 29, 2021

  • Ardorposh (440 State St): Shop Culture Collectives pop-up shop business Ardorposh's Cider Monday web special – you'll get free shipping on orders over $50!
  • Colectivo Coffee (25 S Pinckney St & 583 State St): Cider season is the best season! Colectivo’s cider is sourced locally from Apple Barn Orchard in Elkhorn, WI, and it’s steamed and spiced to order! Stop by either of their downtown cafes or visit the Colectivo app to enjoy this fall favorite while it’s here!
  • Hawk’s Bar & Grill (425 State St): Stop in for $1 off on Angry Orchard, Woodchuck Amber bottles, or McKenzie’s Black Cherry Cider on tap to celebrate Cider Monday!
  • Little Luxuries (230 State St): Shop online for Little Luxuries gift cards on 11/29 – for every $100 spent, they’ll gift YOU an extra $10!
  • Luchador Tequila & Taco Bar (558 State St): Celebrate Cider Monday with $3 Cider Boy taps from 3-6pm!
  • Mackesey’s Irish Pub (317 State St): Open all weekend long! Stop in for a special libation to warm you right up and try one of their famous burgers, toasties, or giant soft pretzels. Happy Holidays from your friends at the Irish Pub!
  • Madame Chu (440 State St): Stop at the Culture Collectives pop-up shop for a FREE pineapple cookie with purchase!
  • The Soap Opera (319 State St): Snag a FREE t-shirt when you spend $75 or more shopping online for great holiday gifts, 11/29 ONLY! Don’t miss your chance for 50% off on select holiday items!
  • Teddywedgers (101 State St): Stop by for samples of their mulled hot apple cider all day long! It’s the perfect thing to warm you up while you shop!
  • Tropic Jewel (449 State St, #F): Get 20% off all web orders when you shop online 11/29!

Special Events and Activities

Live Music at Top of State
As of 11/17/21
Friday, November 26
11am - 1pm - Cole Brandt

Saturday, November 27
11am - 12pm - Angela Puerta Band

Sunday, November 28
11am - 1pm - Raising Red

Other Holiday Activities

Downtown Holiday Carolers
December 4, 11, and 18

Madison Musical Groups will stroll State Street and the Capitol area serenading shoppers on Saturdays in December. Groups will begin at Peace Park at 452 State St. before strolling through downtown.

Saturday, December 4
11am-1pm - UW Tangled Up In Blue
1pm-3pm - Madison Youth Choir

Saturday, December 11
1pm-3pm - Capitol Chordsmen

Saturday, December 18
11am-1pm - Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers
1pm-3pm - Philharmonic Chorus of Madison

Special Thanks

The Downtown Holiday Open House is brought to you by Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) with support from the Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA).

Holiday Open House

November 26-28, 2021
Friday-Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
State Street & Capitol Square