2018's Madison Family Eve your New Years Eve in Madison

Downtown Madison Wisconsin at the
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. 

Madison Family Eve: Activities

Madison Family Eve Balloon Drop

This is what the kids wait for each year during the New Year's Eve celebration in Madison.  This is one of the Family Events in Madison where adults and kids can count-down together and catch a balloon.  It is a New Years Eve tradition. A great kids activities, the giant balloon drop.   The mock count down and balloon drop will be at 7:30pm.

T.J. Howell - Wisconsin own and brilliant!

This amazing display of talent is an experience you will never forget! T.J. combines comedy juggling with exceptionally skilled technical juggling, creating a unique one-of-a-kind presentation. Howell is adept at unbelievable feats of dexterity and manipulation, from juggling objects of myriad sizes to riding atop unicycles as high as six feet tall. 

James the Magician - Shows all night

James has 30 years of experience as a magician. James raises the level of joy during all magical interactions.


“I love performing magic!  From the moment that I am showing up to a party or event with butterflies in my stomach through the buzz that is mutually felt between performer and audience through the end of the performance.  Joy is contagious and the joy that I receive from every audience is projected back to them in a reciprocal fashion.  I just love it.”  -James

Wild Rumpus Circus: JUST ADDED

 "Try Circus" with the Wild Rumpus Circus. Try trapeze, German Wheel, hula hooping and more! Step inside the circus ring for some hands-on, active fun brought to you by veteran circus performers and educators".  

Wild Rumpus uses the traditional arts of the circus, including juggling, tight-wire walking, clowning, aerial arts and acrobatics to teach kids and adults about overcoming challenges and connecting with others in a way that is safe, non-competitive, and fun.                                                                                      Click here for more information 

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Panchromatic Steel

Panchromatic Steel is a steeldrum band homegrown in Madison, Wisconsin that plays authentic island calypsoand familiar pop/rock. Its music brightens any day, transports listeners to their happiest moments in the sun, and is fun, danceable and accessible to virtually everyone.  
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Play Laser Tag with Ultrazone

 Ultrazone offers a unique, one-of-a-kind adventure that lets people be as active and involved as they want. Laser tag provides a safe, high energy arena for people to test their strengths and creativity.  Check out video 


The Coloring and Craft Area

REACH-A-Child will once again host the Coloring and Craft Area.  Each child will receive one free book.  

Sponsors that make it happen

Infinity Martial Arts has 6 locations in the area and  is the number one source for world class Birthday Parties, Jiu Jitsu, Teen & Adult Martial Arts, and Kids Martial Arts! http://www.infinityma.com/

Bounces Houses for the kids!


Bounce house fun for the kids of all ages. As has been the case for 10 years, Fun Play will continue to bring the fun to the kids on New Years Eve, More info on Rentals

Other Partners

Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park

Come out and visit the Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park (Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715) from now until to January 1, 2019. The lights go on each evening at 4 pm at Olin Park  

Free Admission.  Visit the web for more info

REACH-A-Child Charity

  REACH-A Child provides First Responders with REACH BAGs filled with books and backpacks to help comfort children-in-crisis.  

Event Schedule


Magic - James the Magician - Shows all night


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Magic - James the Magician - Shows all night



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A night of the best performances of comedy and juggling!


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Madison Family Eve

2753 Ledgemont St, Madison, WI 53711, us

(608) 333-6469