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Madison Weekend Fun: Gems, Cookies & Christmas Lights

Real Estate Agent with Liz Lauer & Associates

Don’t let the cold get you down. Keeping active is the best way to give Mother Nature the finger for her arctic blast. Madison has some exciting and fun events happening this weekend. Bundle up and leave your house.


C is for Cookie

Fitchburg Library is hosting Cookie Crafting the Turkey Edition this Friday November 21 at 4pm. Make sure you make time to stop by & make a craft good enough to eat! We'll use various "materials" &  lots of melted chocolate as glue to construct a cookie you'd swear was a turkey! The end result is both festive and delicious. Please children Ages 4-11.

Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Rd Fitchburg

Friday November 24th 4pm


Not the Typical Holiday Fair

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art & the Overture Canter of the Arts is hosting an upscale Holiday Art Fair in their gorgeous downtown space. There will be over 75 artist and 85 exhibitors plus gourmet food vendors. There will be a Jazz Quintet playing to entertain you as you browse. Here are a few things that will be there,  jewelry, clocks, clothing and accessories, and fine craft objects, as well as paintings, prints, and photographs. Participating artists demonstrate sophisticated skill across a variety of media during the fair. Be careful not to get mesmerized by the glass blowers.

Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State St. Downtown Madison Saturday

November 22   10am to 3pm


Circus Performances are Big Again

The Mad Circus Gala is a circus arts variety show featuring Madison's finest performers and special guests. The show will highlight aerial artists, German wheel, juggling, hoop dance, comedy and more. Plus musical guests Yid Vicious. The gala is a benefit for the Madison Circus Space, a nonprofit community circus arts space at 2100 Winnebago Street on the near east side of Madison.

Barrymore Theatre 2090 Atwood Ave Madison

Saturday November 22 Starts at 7:30pm


Hayride in Christmas Lights

That’s right this Saturday November 22nd during the Holiday Fantasy in Lights there will be Hayrides from 6 to 9pm. Holiday Fantasy in Lights is a holiday stable for the Madison area for over 25 years. Every year the animated light sculptures get bigger and better. The display is open from dusk to dawn.

Olin Park 1156 Olin-Turville Court , Madison. Hayrides

Saturday November 22nd 6-9pm


Minerals, They're Essential

It’s time for the 50th Madison Gem & Mineral Club Show this Saturday November 22nd. Whether you’re a gem and mineral expert or just looking for some great gems and jewelry, you won't want to miss this show.  At this yearly event, sponsored by the Madison Gem & Mineral Club, attendees can watch as arrowheads are made and all there is to know about flint knapping and rock carving. Many vendors will be present to feature jewelry, fossils, rock specimens, beads and much more.

Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Way Madison

Saturday November 22nd 10-5


Shop the World

Find beautiful gifts and holiday items from around the world this Sunday November 23rd at the International Fair Trade Holiday Sale. All proceeds go to the organizations and their artisans to help them become self-sufficient.  This event for almost 3 decades and has helped so many people.

Orchard Ridge United Church 1501 Gilbert Rd Madison

Sunday November 23, 9 to 2


Also Going On This Weekend:

Holiday Tree Lighting by Downtown Middleton Business Assoc. at Middleton City Hall Saturday 4:30pm

Harvest Tasting at Wollersheim Winery 7876 Hwy 188 Prairie du Sac Saturday 10 to 4

Rainbow Fleece Farm Open House W7181 Hustad Valley New Glarus Saturday 11 to 4

Madison Women’s Expo Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Way Madison Saturday & Sunday 10-4

Bird-Nature Walk Madison, Lakeshore Nature Preserve 3016 Lake Mendota Dr. Sunday 1:30


Full List of Weekend Events: The Guide

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looks like a busy weekend with lots of fun in Madison, I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of these activities Mark.


Nov 21, 2014 03:21 AM
Mark Gladue
Liz Lauer & Associates - Madison, WI
Mark Gladue

Oh I did, Bob.  Hope all is well up north.

Dec 04, 2014 05:30 AM