U.S. Bank Eve is Madison’s (And Green Bay’s) time-honored community celebration. This family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration has activities and entertainment for everyone.
Ring in the New Year with your family and friends on Saturday, December 31, 2011.
Why Am I telling you about this NOW? Easy.
Some events need tickets! They are “while supplies last”
U.S. Bank Eve tickets go on sale December 1, 2011. They can be purchased in advance from any of the 10 U.S. Bank Madison locations and they are good at all U.S. Bank Eve Madison locations. Doors open, depending on the venue, at either 4, 5 or 6 p.m. and close at either 8 or 10 p.m., so please check individual site listings.
In Advance: $5.00
At The Door: $7.00
Children under five years old are FREE at all times!
Children ages 5-15:
In Advance: $3.00
At The Door: $5.00
NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
In Advance: $12.00
At The Door: $15.00
The family pass includes two adult tickets and a ticket for each of up to three children (five and older) in the family. Children under five are free.
U.S. Bank Plaza – Downtown Madison
1 South Pinckney
6 – 10 p.m.
Concessions available from Sunprint until 8:30 p.m.
-Ken Lonnquist and Friends Main Street Wisdom with two shows: 6:10 – 7:00 and 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
-Confetti station – create your own for the kiddie countdown
-Countdown with Ken – kiddie countdown with hats, horns and confetti, at 8:30 p.m.
-Complimentary cookie and cup of hot chocolate while supplies last until 8:30 p.m. in the Sunprint Café, where you can visit with WI Historical Society characters J.C. Fairchild, the first Mayor of Madison and his lovely wife Sally, strolling magician T.K. Magic or Captain Shield
-Face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon creations available. Then, step into our photo booth to record your New Year’s look, from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
-Make a colorful New Year’s Celebration Visor, create your 2012 calendar and S.T.A.R.T. to save by coloring your 2012 savings goal!
-Take a ride on the Holiday Trolley, which leaves every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. at our East Washington Street entrance. Last one boards at 9:30 p.m.
1 John Nolen Drive
6 – 10:00 p.m.
-Truly Remarkable Loon 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
-Hall of Ideas
-Dance through the Decades with rock, pop, country and Top 40 cover band Kings of Radio from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
-Rick Wilcox’s Magic Show at 7 and 9 p.m.
-Fold and fly a U.S. Bank airplane or view the wonders of the night in the “From Earth to the Universe” scavenger hunt manned by UW Space Place volunteers.
-Take a ride on the Circus Train
-Try the low-wire or juggling stations at the “Try It Yourself” Wild Rumpus Circus
-Take part in our 9:30 p.m. Balloon Drop Countdown!
Madison Children’s Museum – Downtown Madison
100 North Hamilton
6 – 10 p.m.
-Freeze your shadow in the Shadow Room
-Climb the HodgePodge Mahal and take a spin in the human-sized Gerbil Wheel –
-Make a noisemaker or a good-luck goldfish in the Art Studio
-Visit the chickens on the Rooftop Ramble and view the last moon of 2011 (weather permitting)
-Get your face painted or enjoy refreshments in the Roman Candle Sparkler café until 8 p.m.
-Early New Year’s countdown in the Main Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
5 – 8 p.m.
-Henry Vilas Zoo Animals in the Conservatory
-Wii Dance Station
-Isthmus Parents.com Family Photo Fun
-Enjoy drummer Joey Banks at 5:30 p.m. and Kioja girls dancing at 6:30 p.m.
-Enjoy fun and games in Madison Park’s hands-on village
-Decorate your Own Unity Cup, while supplies last, or color your Savings Goal for 2012
Sun Prairie Athletic Club/Ice Arena
1010 N. Bird St/655 Athletic Way
5 – 8 p.m.
If you’d like to skate, you can bring your own skates, rent a pair for $2, or get free rental with each donation of two non-perishable food items for the food pantry.
-Tropical Birds in Studio 2 from 6 – 8 p.m.
-Concessions to benefit Sun Prairie Youth Ice Hockey Association
Keva Sports Center – Middleton
8312 Forsythia Street,
4 – 8 p.m.
Open play sports including soccer, football, yard games, tumbling, parachute, basketball and more! Cubbies and concessions available.
-Learn to Salsa from 6 – 8 p.m.
-Hats and Horns
-Raffle Drawing for Prizes
-Cookie decorating from 5 – 7 p.m., while supplies last
-Inflatables for tots and pre-teens from FUN PLAY
**If you missed some of the December Daily posts – you can see them HERE