US Bank Hosts New Year’s Eve

Family-friendly New Year

from U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank Eve (formerly Firstar Eve), a time-honored community celebration in Madison is a family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. U.S. Bank Eve has something for everyone.

Tickets for U.S. Bank Eve can be purchased in advance at any U.S. Bank location and are good at all U.S. Bank Eve locations. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Admission to any location is on a space-available basis. Advance tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for children ages 5-15, and children under 5 are free. A family pass for $10 includes two adult tickets and a ticket for every child in the family. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-15; the family pass at the door is $12. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more ticket, location, and entertainment information, visit the website at, or call the U.S. Bank Eve information hotline, 1-800-449-9EVE (9383).


Downtown parking for U.S. Bank Eve

U.S. Bank Plaza,  One S. Pinckney St., FREE.

Civic Center Ramp,  318 W. Mifflin St. $1

Capitol Square North,  218 E. Mifflin St., $1

State Street Capitol Ramp,  214 N. Carroll St., $1.

U.S. Bank Eve Madison Metro bus service will start at 5 p.m.

U.S. Bank gives a special thanks to all those in the community who  helped make this event possible.

Entertainment locations:

1 S. Pinckney St.
6-10 p.m.

Start and finish your evening at the U.S. Bank Plaza. Dance to party music played by Magic 98 DJ Jim McGaw, or take a seat and enjoy the slapstick routine of Comedy Sportz from 6-8 p.m. Also from 6-8 p.m. meet Magic 98 personalities broadcasting live. Get your face painted or have the Balloon Guys make a balloon hat or a balloon animal. Bring out your creative skills and decorate lunch bags for the recipients of the Meals on Wheels program.

If the outdoors is your cup of tea, enjoy a hayride around the Capitol Square before joining Bucky Badger, who will  join the celebration from 9-10 p.m. and lead our kiddie countdown balloon drop at 9:30. At the end of the evening, head across the street to the Capitol steps for the best view of the U.S. Bank Eve fireworks show at 10:05.


1 John Nolen Drive

6-10 p.m.


Grab a partner and dance to the swinging beat of Ladies Must Swing from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hall of Ideas. Or join Rick Wilcox and his Las Vegas-style magic show in the Madison Ballroom at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The ever-popular Truly Remarkable Loon will perform in the Grand Terrace at 7 and 9 p.m. Ken Lonnquist will appear at 6 and 8 p.m. in the dazzling company of his top-notch musical friends The Lost Band, singing old favorites and new in the Lecture Hall.


For all kinds of kid activities, head down to the Lower Level. Decorate your own tambourine to play with the African drum group Kweku Ananse. Take part in the inflatable obstacle course: racing over walls, squeezing through tubes, scrambling up the "rock wall," and flying down the slide. Little aquanauts can also enjoy a journey through an underwater kingdom ruled by "Oliver," the giant octopus and discover spouting whales; Finn, the friendly shark; porpoises; a manatee; and even a dolphin to pet. Other inflatable toys are also available, including a Hip A Dee Hop Horse Race.



3330 Atwood Ave.

6-10 p.m.


Get ready to watch The Reed Marionettes perform "Treasures of the Great Lakes." Experience the allure of sunken ships and the mystery of scuba diving as creative puppetry brings the history of the Great Lakes maritime region to life. Be sure to visit and learn about the Henry Vilas Zoo animals in the Garden Observatory, and get your face painted while you're there. For the train buffs, the Holiday Train will once again be on display.



30 N. Carroll St.

6-10 p.m.


Come early to create your New Year's Eve hat for the evening. Enjoy polka music by Rick March and design your own Ribbon Applique bag. This site has hands-on fun for the whole family.



100 State St.

6-9:30 p.m.


Join us for creative balloon sculptures and face painting. You can also, groove to the dance music from DJ Randy Krueger.



1605 S. Park St.

6-10 p.m.


Experience the mysteries of physics and chemistry demonstrated by University of Wisconsin staff before decorating your very own space-alien cookie. Weather permitting, get ready to explore our galaxy by stargazing through the Space Place's giant telescopes.


Ring in the New Year with your family and friends December 31st 2004.

Or call the U.S. Bank Eve information hotline at: 1-800-449-9EVE (9383).