It’s going to be a busy day in Madison on Saturday with Madison’s Magical Christmas.  The day will start at 9:30 with Day with Santa at the downtown City Armory.  Kids will get a chance to get their picture taken with Santa and do some fun activities.   Throughout the day there will be activities and specials at various businesses in Madison. Activities include face painting, photos with Frosty, Milk & Cookies with the Grinch, kids crafts, free movies, free swimming and more.  The day finishes with the 2nd Annual KJAM Parade of Lights at 5:30 pm on Egan Ave in Madison.  The parade will end at 2nd Street with the Community Tree Lighting with a “Live Nativity” in the Dairy Queen parking lot.  There will also be a soup supper taking place at the downtown Madison Armory starting at 6:00 p.m.  This will be a free-will donation, with the money raised going to support the Madison High School After-Prom Party.  If you can’t make it to the parade it will be live streamed on


Madison’s Magical Christmas Schedule
December 2nd, 2023

Day with Santa
Downtown City Armory 9:30am – 12 pm
Activity tables, door prizes and visit with Santa
Organized by the Madison Chamber Leadership Madison Group

Dakota Cinema
Free showing of Elf at 1:00pm, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at 1:15pm

Madison’s Magical Pool
The Community Center Pool will be open for FREE Public Swimming.

Bud’s Clean Up
Face Painting from 10am-2pm

SIX21 Trends Boutique
Hot Cocoa Bar and Kids Crafts from 10am-4pm

4 Seasons Flea Market & 5th Season Boutique
Play beanbag toss and win a prize

The Beauty Bar
Regular Business Hours
20% Off Storewide.

Encore Family Store
Photos with Frosty from 12:30-2:00

Prairie Shores Resort
Story and pictures with Elsa, letters to Santa, Hot Cocoa Bar from 12:00-4:00

St. Thomas
Cookie Walk from 10am-3pm

Specialized Floor Coverings
Milk and Cookies with the Grinch from 1pm-3pm

Parade Pre-Party with Food, Beverages & Specials from 2pm-5pm

Head 2 Toe Salon
Free hot chocolate, cider, and cookies starting at 5pm

KJAM Parade of Lights
5:30pm on Egan Ave
Parade ends at the stop lights.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Directly following the Parade in the DQ Parking Lot, with Living Nativity

Soup Supper

A free will donation soup supper starts at 6:00pm in the Downtown Armory, all proceeds will benefit the MHS After Prom.