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Shine on Madison - November 17, 2018
Madison's Central Business Improvement District is partnering up with area property owners, businesses, community organizations and area non-profits to present a new, unified Downtown Holiday Celebration called "Shine On Madison". This six-week community event will include a holiday lighting ceremony, a celebration of the history of the Capitol, a special focus on downtown retailers, enjoyment of our arts and a strong sense of community.

In addition to our Holiday Open House, Holiday Trolley, Carolers, and family activities, Shine on Madison will include more than 100 community events, several amazing seasonal light displays, a window display contest, and a lighting ceremony as part of the Madison Night Market Winter Carnival on November 17th with some special mischievous guests!



Winter Madison Night Market
Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison's unique and inspiring creative culture. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods, and fresh produce. The event includes live music, giant board games, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The Market is presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison. The Winter Market, located at the top of State Street in the heart of downtown Madison is November 17 from 5pm - 9pm. We have a special presentation and lighting ceremony at 6:08pm. www.madisonnightmarket.com

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Downtown Madison Holiday Open House
Friday-Saturday, November 23-25, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm, State Street & Capitol Square
Holiday Fun! Great Shopping! Family Shows and Activities, Trolley Rides & Welcome Bags, plus Special Offers and Refreshments from Participating Merchants.
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Downtown Madison one of "Best Travel-Worthy State Capitals," USA Today
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State Street Ranked in Top Eight Shopping Districts in America, MSN

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Downtown Visitor Center, 452 State St.
Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) is in the heart of downtown Madison. Set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes, the famed State Street pedestrian mall links the Wisconsin State Capitol Square to the University of Wisconsin campus.

This unique shopping, business and entertainment district is home to more than 370 shops, galleries, restaurants, and night spots, many locally owned, plus museums and cultural destinations. The BID works to market the district as a whole, create a welcoming downtown environment, and further community relations. From visitors to residents, students, business and property owners - downtown Madison welcomes you! The BID is here to help you shop, dine, work and play.