Madison Ballet: Holiday market is far from your typical shopping experience

Contact: Kim Straka

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(MADISON, WI) The 4th Annual Madison Holiday Market will be held November 5-7 at the Exhibition Halls of Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The one-of-a-kind market features over 110 merchants from across the state and beyond, and will be a great way to get a jump start on tackling those holiday gift lists!

The Madison Holiday Market offers home décor, electronics, jewelry, toys, pottery, gourmet food and more from national artisans, local specialty stores, gift shops and importers of unique items. Product prices range from $2 – $2,000 and the general admission price is $7 per person.

“Don’t be confused. It’s not an art fair or a craft fair and it’s not an expo,” says W. Earle Smith, artistic director of Madison Ballet. “The Holiday Market is a fun and unique shopping experience that is an opportunity to eliminate the stress typically brought on by holiday shopping, and supports a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining and educating the Madison community.”

Madison Holiday Market Hours

Friday, Nov. 5 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 6 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 7 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Proceeds from the Madison Holiday Market will benefit the Madison Ballet’s Education & Outreach program. The Madison Ballet promotes appreciation and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities through professionally produced productions and educational initiatives. Located at 160 Westgate Mall, Ste I, Madison, WI, 53711, Madison Ballet is the first professional level training program in South Central Wisconsin.

For more information on the Madison Ballet’s 2010 Madison Holiday Market, call Amy Guthier at 608-278-7990 ext. 224 or visit