Merry & Bright: The Edgewater’s 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
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Merry & Bright: The Edgewater’s 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

November 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Spend time with family and friends this holiday season as we kick off the holidays with a joyous afternoon and evening full of free, family-friendly events, including performances by local choirs, kids’ crafts and more!

The Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on Friday November 23 with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving at 6 p.m. on the resort’s outdoor Grand Plaza.

This event is free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for purchase.  Come celebrate with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Madison’s Place!

Tree Lighting Schedule:

2:00p     Grand Ballroom opens with Bucky Badger

2:00p     Black Star Drum Line (Grand Ballroom)

2:30p     David Landau Performance (Grand Ballroom)

3:00p     Story I: Dream Snow by Eric Carle (Nolen Gallery Fireplace)

3:00p     Holiday Cookie Decorating 101 with Chef Paul (Icehouse)

3:15p      Ballet Performance (Grand Ballroom)

3:30p     Story II:  Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner (Nolen Gallery Fireplace)

3:45p     Ken Linquist Band (Grand Ballroom)

4:15p     Madison Community Choir (Nolen Staircase)
Sing – a – long with Ringing Badgers Handbells

4:30p     Story III:  The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg  (Nolen Gallery Fireplace)

4:30p     Ballet Performance (Grand Ballroom)

5:00p     Maestro Productions Holiday Concert (Grand Ballroom)

5:45p     Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Outside Hotel Main Entrance)

6:30p     Story time with Santa and Mrs Claus (Grand Ballroom)

6:45p     Classic Christmas Movies (Grand Ballroom)


November 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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