Socially Distant Holiday Events in Madison, WI
November 13, 2020
Looking for some fun ways to get into the holiday spirit this year while staying socially distant? We’ve rounded up some great ideas and events that are going on in the Madison area this year!
Holiday Fantasy in Lights
Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights is a drive-through light show that operates dusk through dawn at Olin Park in Madison from November 7th-January 3rd. Stay safely in your car as you drive through this cheerful holiday light show with the gorgeous Madison skyline in the background!
Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens
Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Light Show is back for the 2020 season. The entire light show is viewable outside as you stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens in Janesville, WI. Please keep in mind a mask is required this year.
Run Santa Run 5K
There’s no better way to stay socially distant that to get outside and after this long quarantine, I think we could all use some extra exercise! Fitchburg is hosting a Run Santa Run 5k where you are encouraged to dress up in your best holiday garb. Registration information is available on their website.
Sun Prairie Holiday Lights Drive-Thru Parade
Sun Prairie will be hosting their Lighted Fire Truck Parade on December 5th which you can enjoy from the warmth and comfort of your own car this year! More information available on their Facebook event page.
Once the snow falls, Madison has some great public sledding hills for you to enjoy and help you enjoy the Winter season! We encourage checking out Elver Park, however a full list of Madison’s public sledding hills is available on the City of Madison website.
Take the short drive to New Glarus and enjoy their first all-outdoor Christkindli market! Stroll through downtown New Glarus which will be clad with decorated mini-chalets while enjoying locally sourced gifts along with holiday decorations and foods. Up for a longer drive? Lake Geneva will also be hosting their first all-outdoor Christkindlmarkt to help get you in the holiday spirit! More information available on their Facebook event page.