Schedule of Events

Monona Terrace  |  2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Main Act Shows:

TJ & Hunter Howell Juggling & Unicycle Shows – Presented by US Cellular
With the energy and speed of a skilled athlete and the timing and accuracy of an accomplished magician, TJ and Hunter Howell present a world class comedy, juggling, and unicycle performance.  Show Times for TJ Howell: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Wayne the Wizard – Presented by Metcalfe’s Market
Wayne the Wizard:Wayne the Wizard’s show consists of amazing magic, ventriloquism and audience participation! Wayne the Wizard will perform and be seen around the event doing strolling magic -He truly loves performing and making everyone’s day a little brighter!
Show Times: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7pm

Reid Miller Puppet Show
Puppets, storytelling, and audience-engaging acoustic folk music with Reid Miller. The mission of every Reid Miller Show is sharing stories heart-to-heart. He is a master performer. His programs weave art forms into a unique blend of imagination inspiring enchantment. Generations of audiences return and introduce their families to Reid’s beloved shows.
Show Times: 2:15-6:45  New shows start every 30 minutes.

The Physics Experience
Each performance of the physics experience includes entertaining, educational demonstrations of motion, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, modern physics and plasma. Great presentation for the kids as it has practical and purposeful for young and wise alike!
Show Times: 2:30, 3:45, 5, and 6:15

James the Magician – Presented by Metcalfe’s Market
James Specializes in a variety of magic from close up and personal magic for the all ages. “James has amazing talent. He truly engaged the audience as he walked around the room performing tricks and dazzled with his stage show.The children were excited to interact with James and watch his magic and he in turn was very approachable to our youthful crowd.
Show Times: 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30

Wild Rumpus Circus
“Try Circus” with the Wild Rumpus Circus.  Try Trapeze, tight wire, German Wheel, juggling, hula hooping, and more on the exposition hall- lower level.  Step inside the circus rings fro some hands on, active fun brought to you by veteran circus performers and educators.  

Infinity Martial Arts Participate/Demonstrations
Spark the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment, and unlimited potential while getting in great shape! Infinity Martial Arts has been serving the community since 2007 and its mission is very clear – “Building Champions for the Game of Life.” Our goal is to provide a safe and positive environment for children and adults to learn about the Martial Arts, to discover themselves, their abilities and capabilities, and to help reach their full potential.

VOX DJ Presented by Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park
Live DJ and light show with VOX entertainment. Includes light show and entertainment for all. Join in the count down to the balloon drop on the dance floor as you look out over Lake Monona and the Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park. 

Engineering for Kids
When it comes to engineering, kids are naturals! Drop into My Family New Years Eve event and cultivate your child’s innate curiosity about the way things work with fun activities provided by Engineering for Kids of Dane County ― Inspiring children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Bring the whole family to play, learn and get inspired.

Train Rides
Train rides will be available on the exposition hall- lower level from 3pm-7pm.

Ultra Zone- Lazer Tag from 2pm-7pm
Rockin Jump- Bounce in one of their inflatables

Dr Seuss-Seussical the musical high school performers – The Sun Prairie HS performers will be on site and performing POP up shows and taking pictures with guests.

MAMA’s Youth Talent Showcase and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Madison Area Music Awards giving music to children since 2003.  Have your children pre register for the talent show

Balloon Drop at 7:30 p.m.
(event will close at 8 p.m.)

Concessions Available (no alcohol) 


KEVA Sports Center  |  2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Open play sports including soccer, football, yard games, tumbling, parachute, basketball and more!


Face painting and balloon animals

 Drawing for Prizes (Meltcalfe’s Gift Cards, KEVA Birthday Party, etc)

Cookie decorating – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (while supplies last)

David Landau Music
Storytelling and performing children’s music are two of the passions and talents. He travels to elementary schools, preschools, and libraries to perform musical programs that are educational, entertaining, and motivating. Voted 2016 Children’s Performer of the Year by the Madison Area Music Association.
Shows Times:  4,5,6,7pm

Arts and crafts area – Temporary tattoos and coloring sheets will be available until 7pm.

Dr Seuss-Seussical the musical high school performers – The Sun Prairie HS performers will be on site and performing POP up shows and taking pictures with guests.

Hats, blowers and tiaras (while supplies last)Fun Play Inflatables
Inflatables for tots and pre-teens.

Balloon drop at 7:30 p.m.

Concessions available (including alcohol)

(all scheduled to appear or represent)


MADISON AND HARTMEYER ICE ARENAS  |  3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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​Madison Ice Arena:  ​WEST MADISON
725 Forward Drive

Madison, WI 53711
Phone:  (608) 204-7606​

Hartmeyer Ice Arena:  EAST MADISON 
Madison, WI 53704
Phone:  (608) 442-0071

Public Skating at both Ice Skating Rinks. Will include different skating elements like Glow Skate, Disco Ball Skate. Skate rentals are limited, but included for event.

Arts and crafts area- Coloring Sheets