Downtown Madison Holiday Open House

November 29-30 & December 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | State Street & Capitol Square

Come Downtown Madison for the Holiday Open House. Celebrate with Holiday Fun! Great Shopping! Family Shows and Activities, Trolley Rides & Welcome Bags, plus Special Offers and Refreshments from Participating Merchants.

OPEN HOUSE ACTIVITIES ALL WEEKEND

Holiday Trolley
10am - 4pm (Free)
State Street & Capitol Square
Welcome bags, treats for kids, easy shopping!
Catch the trolley at regular bus stops.

Ever Gleaming
At the Wisconsin Historical Museum . Relive holiday memories, pose for pictures in a replica 1960's living room, and see over two dozen Evergleams in this display of shiny aluminum trees. (Admission by donation.)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Special “Kids in the Rotunda” shows
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (Free)
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Rockin' blues with The Cash Box Kings . Learn about the blues, dance, sing and even get up on stage to play harmonica. A be-bopping party that will have the entire family on their feet!

Holiday Craft Bar and Cocktails
1pm - 4pm (Priced by project)
Revel , 107 N. Hamilton St.
Take a break from the shopping frenzy to enjoy a #crafternoon at Revel! Fuel up with seasonal cocktails and complimentary snacks, then select one of 20+ modern DIY projects to complete, including NEW holiday exclusives! Reservations recommended.

Kid's Activities
Madison Children's Museum , 100 N. Hamilton St.
Mess Monsters - 10am-11am
Toddler Tinkering - 11am-12pm


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Kids in the Rotunda shows
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (Free)
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.

Madison Mystery Tour
Madison Mystery Tour is a Madison-based group that specializes in note-for-note renditions of the music of the Beatles. Dubbed “the Beatles Purists” by the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Mystery Tour’s fun, engaging shows have been drawing sell-out crowds for years. They are thrilled to return to Kids in the Rotunda for a celebration of the Fab Four with songs, stories, and audience participation.

Drop In Ornament Making
1pm - 4pm (Priced by project)
Revel , 107 N. Hamilton St.
Bring the family to Revel for this fun annual tradition! We'll have stations set up with supplies and instructions for making multiple types of ornaments. Create one or a whole set to adorn your tree while sipping seasonal cocktails (or hot chocolate!) and getting into a festive holiday mood. No RSVP required.

Kid's Activities
Madison Children's Museum , 100 N. Hamilton St.
Exploration Station - 10:30am-12pm
Weekend Wonders - 1pm-3pm


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Drop In Ornament Making
1pm - 4pm (Priced by project)
Revel , 107 N. Hamilton St.
Bring the family to Revel for this fun annual tradition! We'll have stations set up with supplies and instructions for making multiple types of ornaments. Create one or a whole set to adorn your tree while sipping seasonal cocktails (or hot chocolate!) and getting into a festive holiday mood. No RSVP required.


SHOPPING SPECIALS

Anthology 230 State St. Stop 1 (608) 204-2644
Take 25% off select boxed holiday cards.

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company 468 State St. (608) 255-5454
$10 for all apparel
Receive free $5 gift card with the purchase of $20 in gift cards
$10 for a Chocolate Shoppe milkshake in our milkshake mug (or get a voucher and enjoy the milkshake at a later time)

Colectivo Coffee
(Capitol Square) 25 S. Pinckney St. (608) 255-0474
(State St.) 583 State St. (608) 709-1911
Free 12 oz. cup of brewed coffee w/ Gift Box purchase at Colectivo cafes On the Square & State St.
For every $25 gift card you purchase, receive a $5 gift card free! Cafe purchases only - not available online.

Community Pharmacy
341 State St. (608) 251-3242
Take a break from the cold with a seasonal sampling of free herbal teas. Paired with complimentary cookies, it's the perfect opportunity to warm your hands and try something new.

Driftless Studio 214 State St. (608) 230-5153
25% off in any ornament purchased. We will be giving away a set of Madison postcards with any purchase.

Fair Trade Coffee House 418 State St. (608) 268-0477
$1 12 oz. hot chocolates for kids under 12

Flyght Cycle 205 W. Johnson St. (608) 665-3060
Unlimited intro month (regularly $40) for only $20. New clients only.

Fontana Sports 216 N. Henry St. (608) 257-5043
Stop into Fontana Sports for Black Friday specials! Plus, make a $20 or greater purchase & get entered to win the GIANT stocking ($250.00+ value)!

Goodman’s Jewelers 220 State St. (608) 257-3644
Exclusive Specials! Take advantage of rare deals on rare pieces! 30-50% off select pieces!
BONUS: Badger Fans! Enter to win a Pulsar Bucky watch. The perfect holiday gift for yourself or the badger fan in your life!
Enjoy hot cider and a sweet treat while you shop Goodman's

Little Luxuries 230 State St. Stop 2 (608) 255-7372
Enter a drawing to win a Thymes Frasier Fir Gift Basket, send a letter to Santa, and check out our Reach Dane Head Start Giving Tree.

Madison Modern Market 310 State St. (608) 257-1555
11/29 - 11/01: Enter to win a $100 gift card
11/29: Black Friday 20% off all holiday cards, gift wrap, and ornaments
11/30: Small Business Saturday 10% off all purchases $100+

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State St. (608) 257-0158
Black Friday November 29th
Promotion: Get ready to shop between 8 am-12 pm to receive a 25% discount on 1 non-consignment item. We will be giving away a free gift to the first dozen people, with a purchase, who are early birds! MMoCA members may add their 10-20% membership discounts for additional savings on this once a year event.
Enter your name in a raffle to win an Ornament during the Holiday Open House weekend.

Madison Optometric Center 512 State St. (608) 251-2020
$60 off lenses.

Parthenon Gyros 316 State St. (608) 251-6311
House-made Baby Gyros $3

Ragstock 329 State St. (608) 251-3419
Buy One Item at full Price, Get one Half Off (on all full price merchandise!) Mix and Match
Enter to win a $25.00 Gift Card
50% off Vintage Christmas Sweaters

Teddywedgers 101 State St. (608) 230-5360
Sample our holiday cookies and pies.
Free hot chocolate or coffee with the purchase of a whole pasty.
Gift cards and t-shirts available for purchase as well!

Tropic Jewel 449 State St. (608) 256-4442
Receive 20% off any purchase over $10! Includes any beads, sterling silver jewelry, or our one of a kind handmade jewelry!

The Shop at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum 30 W. Mifflin St. (608) 267-1799
20% OFF Holiday Sale
In-store and online | Code: Holiday-20 | Nov. 16-Jan. 1
store.wisvetsmuseum.com | Sale excludes Schott NYE products

The Soap Opera 319 State St. (608) 251-4051
Free soap sample with purchase. Spend $50 or more and get a free lip balm.

The University Book Store 711 State St. (608) 257-3784
Enter to win a $25 gift card!

Wisconsin Historical Museum 30 N. Carroll St. (608) 264-6555
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Wisconsin-made Evergleam aluminum Christmas tree! See original trees, commercials, and headlines from 1959. Check out rare trees that collectors seek out today. Take a throwback holiday picture in a replica living room from the mid-1960s. On exhibit through Jan. 4, 2020. Get 10% off one item in the museum store.

Additional Businesses Offering Holiday Open House Specials

AC Hotel 1 N. Webster St. (608) 286-1337
Fromagination 12 S. Carroll St. (608) 255-2430
Kilwins 208 State St. (608) 661-4431
Nomad World Pub 408 W. Gorham St. (608) 284-9723
SERRV 224 State St. (608) 251-2370
The Green Barn Door 544 State St. (608) 230-5711
The Tavern at 107 State 107 State St. (608) 630-8184
Vom Fass State St. 127 State St. (608) 819-6738
Warby Parker 401 State St. (608) 424-2427

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).

View the Map For This Year's Event

Catch the Holiday Trolley December 7, 14, & 21

Come Back for Holiday Trolley, Carolers and More, Saturdays in December
The free Holiday Trolley continues Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21, running from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm along with carolers strolling State Street and the Square Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For downtown maps, directions, event info, and shopping and dining suggestions, the Downtown Visitor Center (452 State St.) is open daily, or stop by the Downtown Information Table at Overture Center (201 State St.) Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Holiday Open House

November 29-30 & December 1, 2019
Friday-Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
State Street & Capitol Square