WHAT TO DO: weekend guide, Dec. 22nd-24th

Posted at 8:03 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 10:03:33-05

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For Everyone

BCT: The Storm in the Barn
December 20th - 23rd, 2017 | See Showtimes Here

Eric Coble’s adaptation of Matt Phelan’s graphic novel blends history and fantasy into a quintessentially American fairy tale for older children (8+). Its Kansas in the year 1937, and eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father’s failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. In a land where it never rains, it’s hard to trust what you see with your own eyes — and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes. More info here!


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
December 22nd, 2017 | Starts at 2PM

Central Michigan University (8-4) of the Mid-American Conference and the University of Wyoming (7-5) of the Mountain West Conference have accepted invitations to play in the 21st Famous Idaho Potato Bowl! The game will take place at Albertsons Stadium and will air on ESPN. This is the two schools’ third meeting and first bowl matchup. The teams are looking to break a 1-1 tie in the series, each boasting a win on their home turf. The last tilt went to CMU, 32-20, back in 2002. More info here!


BBP December Social Ride
December 22nd, 2017 | 6PM - 7PM
Grab your lights and bundle up for this social ride from Boise Bicycle Project HQ to Winter Garden aGlow. This slow-paced ride is perfect for all ages and families. The Winter Gardens aGlow features beautiful holiday lights, carolers, and the big man himself. More info here!


Ice Skating in Fountain Square
Open Everyday Through January 28th, 2018 | View Hours Here

Bring the family down to The Village at Meridian to glide on the ice! Now open through January 28th! Great family fun for the holidays! More info here!


Winter Garden aGlow
Open Everyday Through January 1st, 2018 | 6PM - 9PM
You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter? Visit the Winter Garden aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see the dazzling display of over 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed throughout the holiday season. Local choirs will fill the air with music on select nights. Enjoy free cocoa, cider, and cookies or visit the on-site food vendors. More info here!


Holiday Lights Trolley Tours

December 20th - 27th, 2017 | Reserve Your Seats Here
Join the fun aboard the decorated open-air Molly Trolley. You'll enjoy the sights and sounds of festive lights and classic holiday music. Hot drinks will be available to take on board during your one-hour tour. Depart from the coffee shop behind Sockeye Grill in the Library Plaza, corner of Cole and Ustick. More info here!


Traditions of Christmas
December 21st - 23rd, 2017 | See Showtimes Here
Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall-style show featuring a cast of 60, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes. You'll enjoy beautifully choreographed kick-line tap numbers, Santa’s workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance, and a grand Nativity finale. More info here!


Boise Farmers Indoor Winter Market
Every Saturday - Through December 23rd, 2017 | 9AM - 1PM

The Boise Farmers Market moves to their indoor location at the corner of 8th and Fulton Street for the Winter Market, going on every Saturday through December 23rd. More info here!


Family Fun

Visits with Santa at The Village in Meridian
Everyday through Christmas Eve | See Schedule for Santa Here

See the Big Guy before the Big Day!  Visit Santa in his cozy house this holiday season! After you visit with Santa make sure to get your skates on for some icy fun at the Ice Skating in Fountain Square. More info here!


Bowling With Santa

December 22nd, 2017 | 10AM - 11AM
Let the good times roll with the Jolly Old Elf himself, and Mrs. Claus, too! Kids get unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, cookies and hot cocoa, and plenty of Santa time for just $10. Family members can join in the fun for $10, too. More info here!


YMCA 34th Annual Christmas Run
December 23rd, 2017 | 10AM - 12PM

The 34th Annual Christmas Run Presented by Saint Alphonsus! Create a new tradition! Celebrate the holiday season as a family by running or walking together. ‘Tis the season for bells, holiday costumes, carolers and Santa! The race starts and finishes at Boise High School. Enjoy hot soup from Create Common Good and Boise Co-Op and bagels from Blue Sky at the finish line. More info here!


Odd Saturdays Improv Comedy Show: Christmas
December 23rd, 2017  | 7:30PM - 10PM
Get out of the house and get in a laugh with this hilarious show. Featuring fast-paced, interactive comedy that the whole family can enjoy together, this show will surely put the jolly in your holly. What is improv? It's comedy that is made up on the spot based on suggestions given by the audience. That means no two shows are ever the same. Tickets are available at the doors which open 30 minutes before show time. Suitable for all ages! More info here!


Treasure Valley Nightowls

HomeGrown Theatre’s 6th Annual Horrific Puppet Affair: A Very Horrific Holiday Special

December 20th - 23rd, 2017 | See Showtimes Here

The puppets are returning to shock, scare, and satisfy your thirst for horror. This year our horror-ific stories are arriving just in time for the holidays, it's A Very Horrific Holiday Special! Join HGT as we ring in the holidays at our biggest Puppet Affair yet, bringing together local playwrights, puppeteers, and playmakers for a puppet cabaret crammed full of original tales of horror! More info here!


Ugly Sweater Contest and Redneck Santa
December 22nd, 2017 | 6PM - 2AM
Naughty or nice, head on out to Cowgirls for a visit with Redneck Santa. And go dressed to repulse in your worst holiday attire for a chance to win a $100 bar tab and tickets to Cowgirls' New Year's Eve Bash in the annual Ugly Sweater Contest. You can bet it's gonna get ugly. More info here!


Hidden Home for the Holidays

December 22nd, 2017 | 7PM - 11PM

Head on over to Downtown Boise and get your Friday night started at The Olympic! Celebrate the holidays with some awesome music, with Skittish Itz, Wicked Bears, Urban Outfielders, Rob Lanterman, and Young, Planetary. More info here!


Merry Mayhem: A Costumed Theme Party
December 22nd, 2017 | 10PM - 2AM

Head over to the Reef in downtown Boise for the 10 year anniversary of Merry Mayhem. They’ve mixed up the same ingredients of yule time and some fresh ones for another round of mayhem. This is a costume themed event! Best costume this year will win a ticket for Konnexion Music Festival in 2018. So make sure to dress to impress. More info here!

Kodak Black
December 22nd, 2017 | Doors at 6:30PM and Show at 7:30PM
Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida. He is noted for his singles "No Flockin" and "Tunnel Vision". More info here!


5th Annual Pa Rum Pum Pum BUMP Party
December 23rd, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

Twas the night before the weekend and all through downtown not a single club was bumping... except FATTY’S! Come on down to the 5th annual Pa Rum Pum Pum BUMP party and celebrate Christmas right! Shot specials, Christmas presents, and a special appearance by Santa himself! No cover! More info here!