WHAT TO DO: Weekend activities from

Posted at 7:15 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 09:15:13-05

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Here are some suggestions from

For Everyone

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!


Silent Disco at JUMP
December 15th, 2017 | 7PM - Midnight
Enjoy a night of dancing, music and crafts. The Silent Disco will have three channels of music, with one dedicated to playing Christmas movies. More info here!


Holiday Lights Trolley Tours

December 15th - 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!


Ballet Idaho: The Nutcracker at The Morrison Center
December 15th - 17th, 2017 | See Times Here

Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of the timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returning with live music by the Boise Philharmonic. Celebrate the season in glittering fashion - a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara's life-size Nutcracker doll's transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace the stage with our professional company members. More info here!


The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

December 15th & 16th, 2017 | See Showtimes Here

It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (Florida’s premier mobile-living community) and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. Your favorite trio (Betty, Lin, and Pickles) jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! It’s only a matter of time before the festivities include what we’ve come to expect from the residents – cat-fightin’, chair throwing and bad puns. More info here!


Capital City Public Holiday Market
Every Saturday - December, 2017 | 10:30AM - 2:30PM

Come on down to the Capital City Public Market this Saturday morning at The Grove Plaza to experience the Market during its Holiday season! 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!


A Shining Night to Remember

December 15th, 2017 | 6:30PM - 9PM
Join The Boise Men's Chorus and Boise Women's Chorus for a night of song, love, joy and peace. Expect many of your favorite holiday classics, as well as new works. More info here!

Procrastinator’s Dream Christmas Event at Kleiner Park
December 16th, 2017 | 10AM - 4PM

Collecting donations for Toys for Tots and Fire Fighters Burn out Fund on site! Come by and enjoy raffles taking place at 2, food, a great variety of vendors with gift ideas to complete those holiday lists from handmade goods, crafts & more. Fresh homemade treats and eats, visit with Santa, and enter the raffle for a free turkey and ham. See you there! More info here!


Curtis Stigers and Friends: 12th Annual Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza
December 17th, 2017 | 7:30PM - 10PM
You don't want to miss the 2017 edition of the wonderfully irreverent and wacky holiday variety show hosted by Curtis Stigers and friends. All proceeds benefit Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter. More info here!


Family Friendly Events

Meridian Library Winter Pajama Party
December 15th, 2017 | 6PM - 8:30PM

Come for a cozy, twinkly-light, movie-viewing, pajama-wearing good time. Crafts, snacks, scavenger hunts and more! More info here!


Dreamweaver: Yes, Virginia The Musical
December 15th & 16th, 2017 | Matinee at 2PM and Regular at 7PM

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day her classmates bring up the age-old question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" On a mission to find the truth, Virginia walks into the streets of New York City to find out for herself. Along the way she encounters some colorful characters: a scraggly Santa ringing a bell and an excitable librarian with a shelf full of Christmas books. More info here!


Traditions of Christmas
December 15th - 22nd, 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!


A Handmade Holiday
December 16th, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM

Jingle all the way to the Dick Eardley Senior Center/Fort Boise Community Center and spend some time crafting handmade gifts and ornaments for the holidays!  Make a wreath, beautiful ornaments and decorations from recycled or reusable household items. Take a free photo with Santa.  Enjoy holiday carols provided by a local choir group as well as tasty treats for all!  Join the Boise Environmental Education partners to ring in the Holiday Season! More info here!


Dreamweaver: Ken Ludwig’s Twas the Night Before Christmas
December 16th & 17th, 2017 | Starts at 2PM
Kick off your family's yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa's Naughty or Nice list goes missing, it's up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh. More info here!


Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony
December 16th, 2017 | 10AM - 2PM
Remember. Honor. Teach. On the 16th, volunteers will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Please click the red “Donate” button to help purchase enough wreaths to cover the location. Also, please click “Volunteer” if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on the 16th. More info here!


Capital City Sound: Holiday Harmony Christmas Concert & Bake Sale
December 16th, 2017 | 1PM - 4PM
Tis the season for vibrant, lively a cappella arrangements of Christmas songs sung in delightful four-part harmony. Capital City Sound Chorus delivers the ringing, rich chords that give barbershop its unique sound. Holiday Harmony features traditional favorites as well as novelty songs. The show will also feature talented quartets. As an added bonus, the afternoon includes a fantastically huge bake sale that begins when the doors open at 1 and remains open after the show. Get your tickets at the door. More info here!


Christmas Vacation
December 16th, 2017 | All Ages Show at 4:30PM & 21+ Show at 8PM

Clark Griswold is decking the halls and the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre! Chevy Chase awaits his horrible family’s arrival, which coincides with the arrival of his less-than-generous Christmas bonus. Throw in some snobby neighbors and a sand-dry turkey, and Clark reaches a breaking point that only the SWAT team can diffuse. More info here!


Oh What Fun Fashion Show
December 16th, 2017 | 7PM - 9PM
Join Voxn Clothing to spread some holiday cheer at this holiday-themed fashion show featuring all local models, local dancers, local musicians and local designs. Go to see all the holiday party ideas and to sip on some hot drinks. A percentage of your ticket benefits the Women's and Children's Alliance Foundation. More info here!


Basque Foundation Sheepherders Ball
December 16th, 2017 | 8PM - 1AM
Don't miss the annual Sheepherders Ball fundraiser for the Basque Foundation. You'll enjoy some music, do a little dancing, and watch the Oinkari Basque Dancers, beginning at 8PM. They'll be followed by the lamb auction, which raises funds for the Basque charities account. The dance, featuring Amuma Says No, will follow. More info here!


Chanukah Bash at Circustrix
December 17th, 2017 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Check out this Chanukah celebration for all ages. You'll enjoy open jump and all Circustrix activities, plus Chanukah dinner, treats, crafts, games, music and more. Sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center of Idaho. More info here!


Treasure Valley Nightowls

BUMP Magazine Winter Benefit Party
December 15th, 2017 | 8PM - Midnight
Bands, booze, battlestar galactica. The Love Bunch, Sea's Apprentice, and Barf Grooks will take the stage to make you shake your posterior like no one's looking. Or maybe like someone is looking. Depends on what you're into. It's gonna be bananas! More info here!


A Vulgar Display of Xmas
December 15th, 2017 | 7PM - Midnight
Idaho Death Militia IDDM/NYDM and The Shredder proudly presents A Vulgar Display of Xmas Friday night! This is an all ages show! Doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM! More info here!


Vice Squiwly Bones Presents: Gesamtkunstwerk with Jaymes Mansfield
December 15th, 2017 | 8PM - 10PM
Jaymes Mansfield of Rupaul's Drag Race joins local drag and burlesque performers for a night of twisted, sexy and outrageous performances from some of Boise’s most exciting sparkle people. Presented by Vice Squiwly Bones, "gesamtkunstwerk" means total work of art. More info here!


The Golden Girls Christmas Extravaganza
December 15th & 16th, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Curtains at 8PM

The Golden Girls Christmas Extravaganza returns to Visual Arts Collective through December 16th. Starring Minerva Jayne as Blanche and Jodi Eichelberger as Dorothy, the show features parodies of two classic episodes bookended by commercials written by the Fool Squad and live musicians. For those who want a picture with their favorite ‘80s TV heroine, Brunch with the Golden Girls will be on December 10th. More info here!


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

December 15th - 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!


Fa La La La La La La Lost Grove - Holiday Party & Pop Up Market
December 16th, 2017 | 12PM - 5PM

Join Lost Grove Brewing for their first annual Fa La La La La La La Lost Grove Holiday Party & Pop Up Market! If you're like them and wait to do the majority of your Christmas shopping the week before Christmas, they’re are here to help you out! Enjoy delicious beer, food, and live music while you browse shops from over 10 local vendors set up in the brewery and parking lot. More info here!

Dapper Doyle and The Revelry Revue Presents Holiday Extravaganza
December 16th, 2017 | 8PM - 11PM
DD & The RR bring you another Holiday Extravaganza. You won't want to miss what's under the tree because just like last year, they're gonna make it rain. More info here!


Sunday Brunch with Wetos Locos
December 17th, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM

Join Barbarian Brewing for a Sunday morning brunch with Wetos Locos! Cutwater Spirits Bloody Mary's, red beers, mimosas, and more beer! Brunch will be set-up inside the taproom so you won't have to wait around outside in the cold. More info here!


Paint ‘N Sip Benefit Art Auction
December 17th, 2017 | 3PM - 7PM

Help raise funds to build bikes, specifically for local foster children. Funds will be given to the fundraiser Spokes Support Spirit, through an organization called Together We Rise. For ages 21+ only, as Paint 'N Sip is considered a bar, and they will be offering drinks for purchase. Plus free snacks. More info here!