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Got kids? Madison weekend family events 12/31/10 - 1/2/11

Get ready for New Year's Eve fireworks!
Get ready for New Year's Eve fireworks!
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The New Year is upon us! Here are some events in and around Madison for the kids and their families this weekend:

  • Enjoy a New Year's Eve walk at the UW-Arboretum on Friday, 12/31/10 from 6:30 to 8 pm. "The Visitor Center will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. The walk begins at 6:30. After the walk, join us for a cup of hot chocolate as we welcome the New Year in a quiet, peaceful way."
  • If you haven't gone yet, be sure to visit the annual Holiday in Lights display at Olin-Turville Park this weekend, as it ends on January 2nd.
  • The new Waunakee DeForest ice rink will be open for New Year's Eve ice skating! Family skate is from 6 - 8 pm, and teen skate lock-in is from 9-12:15. Details here.
  • Madison Home Depot is offering their monthly Kids Workshop on Saturday, 1/1/11 from 11 am to 2 pm. This month's project is a battery organizer. Free. For ages 5-12. Details.
  • Bodies...The Exhibition at Hilldale Mall closes on January 2nd. If this is something that interests your children, make a visit this weekend. Note: Currently, there is a coupon on the website to obtain tickets for $16 through 12/31.

Happy Weekend, Madison!

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