Wisconsin State Capitol Tree Lighting

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Friday, December 2 Capitol Tree Lighting

Dane County Special Advocates will sponsor a gingerbread house display through Monday, December 12 on the first floor of the Capitol Rotunda.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Holiday Express Train

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December 3-31 from 10am-4pm Closed early on Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day

All aboard for Olbrich’s Holiday Express!

Large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias, fresh evergreens and exciting LEGO displays in Olbrich’s Holiday Express Flower and Model Train Show.

Admission fee. visit http://www.olbrich.org/events/holidayexpress.cfm

Fantasy In Lights Holiday Display Madison

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The Fantasy in Lights is an annual holiday lights display in Madison.  The event is held in Olin Park and free for all.  Now through January 2, 2017

The lights go on each evening at 4pm!

 

A Vintage Christmas- Saturday, November 26

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Holiday Wine & Spirits Walk

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A strolling walk is offered with a sprinkling of tastings and holiday entertaining tips at the winery and distillery.  Tickets are $5 please reserve tickets online at www.wollersheim.com

Christmas Carolers will be performing in our Sugarloaf Room from 11am-4pm.  Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail while listening to sounds of the season!

 

New, expanded route will take you through the fermentation and aging cellars of the winery.  Tasting, special holiday treats, and festive Wisconsin artisanal cheese can be sampled.

 

 

Zoo Holiday Lights Henry Vilas Zoo

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See the zoo in a whole new light this holiday season!  Thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland that’s not to be missed!

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day   Santa & Carousel: 5:30pm-8pm nightly

November 25, 2016- January 1, 2017  Thursdays-Sundays

Thursdays & Sundays 5:30pm-9pm

Fridays & Saturdays 5:30pm-10pm

Admission: $7 per person, children under 3 are admitted for free

 

 

 

Dane County Winter Farmers Market Begins

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Sat., Nov. 12 the Farmers Market moves inside at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison. 7:30am – Noon.  Now through Dec. 17th.

  http://dcfm.org/when-and-where/

Paired to Perfection, Madison Symphony Orchestra

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Paired to Perfection with Christina & Michelle Naughton, Piano duo, Overture Center

Claude Debussy Le Printemps, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5

Overture Center

www.madisonsymphony.org

Cocktails in the Conservatory, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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Olbrich_logo_150Friday, November 18th from 7pm-11pm Stroll through Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, Sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!  All proceeds benefit the gardens!  $8 admission at the door. 

Doors open at 6:30pm, first come first served -maximum number of visitors allowed in the conservatory will continuously admitted as visitors cycle out.

Winter Art Fair Off The Square

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26a10bb1c9c5f7f101fa68757f51e0ab1Sat. Nov. 19 and Sun. Nov. 20  at the Monona Terrace.  17th Annual Art Fair!  Admission $5, Under 12 free.  Silent Auction.  135 Wisconsin Exhibitors.  artcraftwis.org

 

 

Aldo Leopold Nature Center-Trails

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logo1Stop by anytime we are open and ask for a trail map to head out and explore!  The trails feature interpretive signs to help visitors read the landscape they are exploring!

Every fall, thousands of sandhill cranes use the sandbars and islands in the Wisconsin River for staging prior to migration.  Seeing and hearing these spectacular congregations of birds is an absolutely incredible experience.  The river just behind the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm property provides the most premier vantage point for crane viewing available in the region.

http://www.aldoleopold.org/Visit/calendar.shtml#cranes