Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest 2017

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 Exhibition Hall Alliant Energy Center

Meet and mingle with brewers and cheese makers from around the state and beyond and sample hundreds of delicious creations.  Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos by the Orpheum Theater will be taking your requests throughout the entire fest.  Grilled Cheese 101, and more!

General admission tickets $50.  Premium tasting tickets $85.  You must be 21 years old to attend.


Indoor Golf, Miniature Golf

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Vitense Golfland


Golf Range open year round and miniature golf indoors!


Visit the Wisconsin Dells Famous for Indoor Water Parks

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Where to stay & play, in the Dells! 


Swirl, splash, romantic retreats, 90 restaurants, wineries, shopping, live entertainment and more!


New Year’s Eve, Watch the Ball Drop at The Edgewater

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Destination New Year’s Eve Party

9pm-2am, December 31


Join The Edgewater for the party of the year!  Destination New Year’s Eve brings the Big Apple to Madison with an iconic ball drop, Empire State-inspired fare and ice skating on our own mini Rockefeller Center rink- all sure to put you in a New York state of mind. 

The party includes complimentary beer, wine and champagne 9pm-12am, live music from Talk of the Town, access to our special New Year’s Eve countdown and a Midnight “Breakfast at Tiffanys” buffet featuring the best of the Big Apple.

Jersey Boys, Overture Center for the Arts

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Best Musical!  Tony Award & Grammy Award Winner!

The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

More than 40,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Madison in 2012.  Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen Jersey Boys.  And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer for three weeks will return to Overture!

Keva Sports Family Fun on New Years Eve!

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Zimbrick Family Eve presented by Keva Sports Center at the Monona Terrace and KEVA Sports Center. 

Join  us on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, and will include a circus area, animals from Henry Vilas Zoo, Glen Gerard Magic Shows, Bubble Wonders and more!  Lots of activities going on all night long for the whole family!



A Fireside Christmas Dinner Theater

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fscs17 shows weekly Wed. – Sun.  Rekindle the true Christmas spirit!



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

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



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

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.