EventsDan Donoghue

Visit with Santa Claude at the Oregon Caper

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10am - 1pm, Saturday December 16, 2017, 10am - 1pm

The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI


Santa is Visiting Fernandina's Tree LightingCome by the Caper on Saturday, 12/9 or 12/16 between 10am-1pm to see Santa Claude, one of Santa Claus’ most trusted helpers for seeing kids. On a special visit straight from Santa’s workshop to the Caper, Santa Claude will be ready to listen to children’s Christmas wishes while everyone enjoys free hot chocolate and cider (if we can find some), chocolates, and holiday happiness. Pictures are of course welcome and there is no charge of any sort for this event. Come share some of your holiday cheer in our second visit from Santa and have a great time!

Visit with Santa Claude

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11am-2pm, Saturday December 17, 2016, 11am-2pm

The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI


Santa is Visiting Fernandina's Tree LightingCome by the Caper on Saturday, 12/10 or 12/17 between 11a-2p to see Santa Claude, one of Santa Claus’ most trusted helpers for seeing kids. On a special visit straight from Santa’s workshop to the Caper, Santa Claude will be ready to listen to children’s Christmas wishes while everyone enjoys free hot chocolate and cider (if we can find some), chocolates, and holiday happiness. Pictures are of course welcome and there is no charge of any sort for this event. Come share some of your holiday cheer in our second visit from Santa and have a great time!


Mistletoe Market

November 3, 2016, 5-9p

Blackhawk Country Club, 606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI


Mistletoe Market is a holiday market where you can enjoy a unique and exclusive shopping experience while giving back to the Madison community. There will be a wide range of merchandise and edibles from dozens of carefully selected area merchants just in time for the holidays.  Come visit The Chocolate Caper at the Market for all your holiday gift-giving needs.

All proceeds from this event will go directly back to the community to support JLM programs such as All Dressed Up. The Junior League of Madison also funds and supports a variety of community projects including Dane County Foster Care, Girls on the Run, Ronald McDonald House of Madison, Women in Focus, Rhumba for Rainbow, and the Madison Mini-Marathon.


2nd Annual Halloween Meetup, Safe Spot, and Party

October 31, 2016, 4:30-8:30p

The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI


The Chocolate Caper 2nd Annual Halloween Safe Spot & Party

Join us at The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main St., for our 2nd Annual Halloween Meetup, Safe Spot and Party. Need a place to meet your friends before or after trick-or-treating? Meet at the Caper! Need a safe place to go if you get separated from your friends or family? Go to the Caper! Want to have a great time on Halloween? Come by the Caper! Treats and activities at no cost will be available on a first come first serve basis, til we run out!


InBusiness Expo and Conference

October 19, 2016, 8:30a-6p

The Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI


On Oct. 19, 2016, In Business magazine will host the 6th annual In Business Expo & Conference at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. This is Dane County’s premier business-to-business expo with over 1,200 attendees and more than 115 exhibitors. The expo continues to grow in 2016 with even more educational opportunities, business experts, and professional networking opportunities.

Come visit The Chocolate Caper at the Expo in the Corporate Giving section of the Expo Hall and learn about the variety of options available for employee and staff gifts, client appreciations gifts, vendor gifts and other corporate giving opportunities.

The 2016 In Business Expo & Conference includes:

  • An all-day expo with business exhibitors from around the Greater Madison region and the state
  • A keynote presentation to kick off the day, featuring a prominent and successful business speaker
  • A lively main stage buzzing with excitement throughout the day with a packed schedule of short seminars, special events, and demonstrations
  • An evening networking reception to conclude the event

Third Annual Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

September 29, 2016, 5-8pm

The East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Monona, WI.


BeerCheeseChocolateGraphic-2015The Monona East Side Business Alliance’s 3rd annual Craft Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing is an event that connects people through a unique celebration of Wisconsin’s finest offerings—craft beer, artisan cheeses and hand-crafted Wisconsin chocolates. Attendees will graze their way through 12 pairing stations featuring a craft brew, an artisan cheese and a handmade chocolate. This event will feature networking and foodie fun at its best so mark your calendars and make sure not to miss this event!

Buy your tickets early—this one is a sell-out! The cost of the event is $35 for members of the Monona East Side Business Alliance and $50 for non-members.

The Chocolate Caper will be providing a large amount of the chocolate for this event, so stop by and have a taste of your favorite praline.

The Monona East Side Business Alliance will be doing free ticket giveaways throughout September so be sure to like them on Facebook and check “Get notifications,” so you can see when we post a giveaway opportunity.


Visit with Santa Claude

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 11am-3pm

The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI


Santa is Visiting Fernandina's Tree LightingCome by the Caper on Saturday, 12/19 between 11a-3p to see Santa Claude, one of Santa Claus’ most trusted helpers for seeing kids. On a special visit straight from Santa’s workshop to the Caper, Santa Claude will be ready to listen to children’s Christmas wishes while everyone enjoys free hot chocolate and cider (if we can find some), chocolates, and holiday happiness. Pictures are of course welcome and there is no charge of any sort for this event. Come share some of your holiday cheer in our inaugural Santa visit and have a great time!


Dane Buy Local Holiday Expo

November 24, 2015, 5:00-8:00pm

Madison Turners, 3001 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI


The Dane Buy Local Holiday Expo provides an opportunity for shoppers and community members to connect with local businesses for the holiday season.  Numerous local businesses will be represented and providing information and goods to purchase for the holiday season.  Stop by and support your local businesses – we all win when you Think Local First!


Halloween Rest & Meetup Station

October 31, 2015, 4-8p

The Chocolate Caper, 105 S. Main Street, Oregon, WI


The Chocolate Caper - Chocolate so good -- it shouldn't be legal.The Chocolate Caper will be hosting a Halloween Rest and Meetup station for the Oregon and surrounding communities. The Chocolate Caper will serve as a safe meeting place to meetup with people, a home base to return to if you get separated from family or friends, and a rest stop to get out of the cold for a bit and have some of the Caper’s specialty hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Please contact Dan at 608-835-9294 with any questions.



InBusiness Expo and Conference

October 21, 2015, 8:30a-6p

The Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI


On October 21, 2015, In Business magazine will host the 5th annual In Business Expo & Conference at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. This is Dane County’s premier business-to-business expo with over 1,350 attendees and more than 120 exhibitors. The expo continues to grow in 2015 with even more educational opportunities, business experts, awards ceremonies and professional networking opportunities.

Come visit The Chocolate Caper at the Expo in the Corporate Giving section of the Expo Hall and learn about the variety of options available for employee and staff gifts, client appreciations gifts, vendor gifts and other corporate giving opportunities.

The 2015 In Business Expo & Conference includes:


Second Annual Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing

October 8, 2015, 5-8pm

The East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Monona, WI.


BeerCheeseChocolateGraphic-2015The Monona East Side Business Alliance’s 2nd annual Craft Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing is an event that connects people through a unique celebration of Wisconsin’s finest offerings—craft beer, artisan cheeses and hand-crafted Wisconsin chocolates. Attendees will graze their way through 12 pairing stations featuring a craft brew, an artisan cheese and a handmade chocolate. This event will feature networking and foodie fun at its best so mark your calendars and make sure not to miss this event!

Buy your tickets early—this one is a sell-out! The cost of the event is $35 for members of the Monona East Side Business Alliance and $50 for non-members.

The Chocolate Caper will be providing a large amount of the chocolate for this event, so stop by and have a taste of your favorite praline.  Also, stop by the Caper store at 105 S. Main Street in Oregon to enter your information into a drawing to win two free tickets courtesy of The Chocolate Caper.

The Monona East Side Business Alliance will be doing free ticket giveaways throughout September so be sure to like them on Facebook and check “Get notifications,” so you can see when we post a giveaway opportunity.

The first 100 attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass courtesy of Murphy Desmond S.C.