Madison Weekend Fun: Christmas Trees, Birds & Chocolate Truffles

Real Estate Agent with Liz Lauer & Associates

Only about 12 days until Christmas, people are getting out there in full force shopping and getting ready for the Holiday. It’s hard to say if we’ll have a white Christmas with the warm weather we'll be having the next few days. Hope the ice rinks don’t melt. The good thing is that it’s easier to pick out a full looking tree before you cut it down at the tree farm.


Thumbs up for Pizza and a Movie. The Neighborhood house this Friday December 12 if hosting a Movie & Meal, food from Rocky Rococo’s at 6pm & movie at 6:30. This week’s movie is Arthur Christmas. Donations are welcomed, which help support their Children’s programming.

Neighborhood House 29 S Mills St Madison

Friday December starting at 6pm.


Learn to make Chocolate Truffles. Middleton Library is having a Chocolate Truffle workshop this Friday December 12th at 4:15pm. Learn how to make some delicious chocolate truffles. A perfect gift idea—if you don't eat them all first! All materials provided.

Lower Level Middleton Library

Friday December 12 at 4:15 pm


Shop for a good cause. It’s the Annual Wis. Historical Museum Holiday Sale fundraiser this weekend Thursday to Sunday December 11 to the 13th. Say "Happy Holidays" from Wisconsin, and support the museum by shopping at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Store's 12th Annual Holiday Sale. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get great deals on Real Wisconsin t-shirts, historic images, and much more!

Wis. Historical Museum 30 N Carroll St Madison

December 11 to the 14th. 9-5


Winter Bird Feeding, should you do it? For the Birds: Winter Bird Feeding workshop held by the Horicon Marsh. This Saturday December 13th the public is invited to join Department of Natural Resources wildlife educators for a program about winter bird feeding from 10-11 a.m. "The winter months are not only trying for us but for our feathered friends as well," said Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator. "We will discuss ways to keep our native birds healthy and happy throughout the winter. You will also have the opportunity to make your own simple bird feeder to take home with you." No registration is required and the program is free to the public. All ages are welcome.

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center, N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon

Saturday 13th December. 10-11


Have Breakfast with Santa. Monona is hosting its Monona Parks & Recreation's annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13. Enjoy a breakfast including pancakes, french toast sticks, sausage links, bacon, apple sauce, milk, coffee, and dessert. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be available for photos throughout the morning. Cost $6

Monona Community Senior Center 1011 Nichols Rd Monona Saturday

December 13th 8 to 10


Christmas in Atwood-Yahara Neighborhood. The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a Winter Celebration for the entire family to celebrate the season and to raise funds for three neighboring organizations that strive to build and strengthen communities. Music by Field and James with special guest Margo Tiedt, with light food, a cash bar, silent auction and children's activities offered by the Blue Crayon Foundation. Event proceeds will benefit Worthington Park community organizations.

Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St Madison

Sunday December 14th 4 to 7.


This weekend would be a great time to go pick up a Christmas tree if you still need to. The weather will be clear and not as cold as last weekend. Here are a few Tree Farms in the area.


Tree City, 5501 West Beltline Hwy Madison, M-Sun 9 to 9, Precut trees and loading services

Sunset Acres Tree Farm 1497 Oak Opening Dr Stoughton Open daily 9 to 4, Fresh cut trees or cut your own

Ottman Family Christmas Trees 759 Primrose Center Rd Belleville Open Fri-Sunday 10 to 4, Precut & cut your own

Summers Christmas Trees 4610 Rocky Dell Rd Middleton Open every-day 8 to 5, Christmas shop, Fresh cut trees

Jensen Trees 7507 Valley View Rd Verona Open every-day 9 to 5, Fresh Precut, you cut & gift shop


For a full list of Tree Farms go to: Pick Your Own Christmas Tree 

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