Candlelight Tour

Greenery decorates the entrance to the Stark/Ray Home, 202 West Second St, one of the stops on the 40th anniversary Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in Madison.

The Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes has been a Madison tradition and tourist attraction for 40 years and and the latest installment of the popular holiday event begins this weekend — the last weekend of November — and the first weekend in December.

“Going over two weekends it draws in a lot of people,” said Erin Kindle, the event’s coordinator for the second consecutive year. “It helps out local businesses by getting people to Madison shopping for the holidays. All of the shops on Main Street are decorated for the holiday, and people are excited to see them as well.”