Winter Madison Night Market & Seasonal Lighting Celebration

November 16, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm | State Street & Capitol Square

Kick off the season with a special evening event - A Winter Night Market with a special downtown lighting ceremony!!!


The Madison Night Market moves to the top of State Street, the 100 block of State Street & the Capitol Square with 40 vendors and 30 local business specials.

Later in the evening; Madison's Central Business Improvement District presents the Shine On Madison - Seasonal Lighting Ceremony - the newest Downtown event.

Together with our business and community partners, our panel of VIP guests including Santa, Mr.s Claus and Bucky Badger will plug the lights in and flip the switch - illuminating all of Downtown.

It will be the biggest and brightest party yet.

Watch from the street, watch while you shop, be there to see all the magic happen.

At 6:08pm, we’ll flip the switch and shine! Our seasonal carolers and other VIP guests make this a great party for the whole family.

Before the show, visit the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Art & Gift Fair, the Winter Madison Night Market and our downtown retailers.

Help us “Fill the Van” with EatStreet as we gather non-perishible items for the Goodman Community Center. Bring your items to the 100 block of State Street.

View the entire party map.

If you can’t make the party, don’t worry there are 6 more weeks to view the seasonal lights and to join us for fun Downtown!

Special thank you to Madison Gas and Electric, Best Western Premier Park Hotel, The Wisconsin Union, and Traditions Specialty Lighting Professionals for sponsorship of this event!

2019 Schedule

  • 4pm Winter Night Market Opens
  • 6pm Seasonal Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:08 TURN On The LIGHTS!
  • 8pm Market Ends

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  • Madison Gas and Electric
  • Best Western Premier Park Hotel
  • The Wisconsin Union
  • Traditions Specialty Lighting Professionals