Madison, WI (December 2019) — There’s more than one way to celebrate the New Year at Madison’s Edgewater.  Whether a special dinner in the Statehouse, a luau in the Boathouse or a Blues-inspired evening in the Grand Ballroom followed by an elevator ride home, The Edgewater rolls out the red carpet in honor of 2020 and continues the celebration with a New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER IN THE STATEHOUSE – Indulge in a five-course celebratory lakeside dinner created by Executive Chef Juan Martinez.   The pre-fixe menu features such dishes as Foie Gras Arancini, Roasted Vegetable Terrine, Lobster Bisque, Elk Loin, Seared Scottish Salmon and Pheasant Breast.  Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the cost is $90 per person.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BOATHOUSE LUAU– Now open year round, the Boathouse will welcome New Year’s Eve revelers for a festive evening that kicks off with a Steel Drum Band from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continues with DJ Nick Nice spinning tunes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. While there is no cost for the entertainment, Luau-themed food and beverages will be available for purchase.

DESTINATION BLUE YEAR’S EVE (December 31) – It’s all about the blues at The Edgewater’s Blue Year’s Eve Party and this year some of Madison’s favorites will perform.  From the bluegrass music of Wheelhouse to the blues styling of the Chris O’Leary Band and The Jimmy’s, the evening is made for music lovers. The party, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., features appetizers, complimentary beer and wine and a champagne toast at midnight.  A cash bar will be provided.  Single event tickets priced at $95.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SKATE – Here’s a great way to celebrate without staying out too late – a friends and family skate on The Edgewater’s Grand Plaza. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the skating rink will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost to skate is $7 per adult; $4 for seniors; $6 for students; $4 for youth 5-12 and free under 5.  Skate rental is $3 or guests can bring their own skates.

HELLO 2020 ROOM PACKAGES – Two “Hello 2020” room packages will be available.  One features New Year’s Eve accommodations, two tickets to the Blue Year’s Eve event, Jazz brunch for two on January 1 and a late checkout.  Pricing starts at $499 (for two people).  The second package starts at $399 (for two people) and includes overnight accommodations, two tickets to the Blue Year’s Eve event and a late checkout.

NEW YEAR’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH – Gather family and friends for brunch at the Statehouse.  Live jazz, bottomless mimosas ($15) and The Edgewater’s signature Bloody Mary ($9) will highlight this New Year’s Day tradition, served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For reservations, call 608-535-8230.

The Edgewater is located at 1001 Wisconsin Place in Madison, WI. For further information, call 608-535-8200 or visit

About The Edgewater

The Edgewater, an urban resort, offers visitors the ultimate Madison experience along the shores of Lake Mendota. The hotel first opened its doors in 1948 and quickly became recognized as a prominent part of the community and culture. The Edgewater has a rich history and throughout the years has hosted an array of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Bob Hope and the Dalai Lama, among many others. Privately owned and operated by a team that lives in – and loves – their city, the hotel reopened after a $100 million renovation in the fall of 2014. No effort was spared to showcase the property’s breathtaking views, offer unique amenities and focus on creating Madison’s place, a community-focused hub of activity that is free and open to the public year-round. The Edgewater is a member of Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels. To learn more, visit


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