Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays as we kick off the holiday season with a joyous afternoon and evening full of free, family-friendly events. The Grand Plaza at The Edgewater plays host to the Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 24th.

You’ll know you’re at the right place when you start hearing:

Ho-Ho-Ho! – Santa & Mrs. Claus

U-rah-rah! – Bucky Badger

Oooooooh! Aaaaaah! – From the crowd when the tree lights

Ding! Dong! – Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble

Fa-la-la-la-la! – Madison Area Community Chorus & Capital City Theatre Carolers

Bleep bleep bloop! – NEW THIS YEAR! We’ll transform The Icehouse into an old-school arcade, featuring classic video games like Ms. Pac-man, Donkey Kong, and more! Fun for big and little kids!




  • Occurs Friday, November 24th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Edgewater

1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703


Jessica Chatham