Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions from ThisisBoise.com.
Capital City Public Holiday Market
Every Saturday - December 16th, 2017 | 10:30AM - 2:30PM
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!
Featuring thousands of unique gifts from over 300 vendors. Plus visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More info here!
December 1st, 2017 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Downtown Meridian will glow with the Christmas spirit on Friday evening as the City of Meridian hosts the 5th Annual Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting. The Winter Lights Parade will light up the night in a fantastic display your family will love. View the parade route here! More info here!
Irish Dance Idaho: Celtic Christmas
December 1st, 2017 | 7PM - 9PM
Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with Irish Dance Idaho, featuring traditional and show-style Irish dance. Join dancers and musicians ages 5 and up as they showcase their talents and share their love of all things Irish. More info here!
December 1st, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
Aaron Watson isn’t interested in what someone else thinks he should do. But instead of getting lonely as he sidesteps expectations, he’s gaining followers––hundreds of thousands of them. They’re a rugged people, proud of home but humble and hardworking, the first to help a neighbor but also fiercely independent. And Watson is unquestionably one of them. Catch him like at the Knitting Factory Concert House this Friday! More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 9AM - 1PM
Soul Pose is YOUR kind of yoga. Offering all-level yoga sessions that are fun for everyone - from experienced yogis to someone who has never set foot on a mat. Offering daytime, sunset or blacklight yoga sessions! Each session is complete with a pre-session Block Party, body paint, confetti and new friends. For $5 off your ticket, use the code: THISISBOISE.
More info here!
Local Family Fun
Candy Cane Fun Run
December 1st, 2017 | 5PM - 8PM
This Fun Run will start at The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop and put you right out in front of the Meridian Winter Lights Parade! Run, Walk, or Stroll the parade route with family and friends, registration includes a fun light to help you light up the parade route. This 1.25 mile Fun Run will include an Ugly Sweater contest where winners will be announced on stage at the finish line. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM
Join the Golden Eagle Audubon Society for their annual Kids' Christmas Bird Count and help contribute to citizen science by counting birds in real time. Bird walks at 10 AM, 11 AM, and noon. They'll provide hot cocoa, treats and binoculars. Stay to enjoy the MK Nature Center’s bird seed sale, crafts and live bird presentations. More info here!
Holiday Bazaar at Hidden Springs
December 2nd, 2017 | 9AM - 4PM
Shop local artisans for unique, handmade gifts galore. You'll find home decor, jewelry, pottery, Idaho gifts, hats and scarves, ornaments, handbags, wine racks, weavings, kitchenware, holiday decor and more. Plus free wine tasting hosted by BRJ Distributing from noon-4 p.m., and live music by Douglas Cameron from 1-3 p.m. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 11AM - 8PM
Join the Consulate of Mexico and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a delicious day exploring the meaning, history and importance of coffee and chocolate in Mexico and the world. You'll enjoy a Mexican coffee and chocolate museum, documentaries of the artisan chocolate in the south of Mexico, and workshops on how to make handmade chocolate. Plus a sale of jewelry, home decoration, Mexican craft, tamales, sweet bread, Mexican and Columbian coffee, chocolates and more, along with children's activities, musical presentations and folkloric dancers, and photographic and painting exhibition about coffee and handmade chocolate. Businesses from Mexico City, Chiapas, Oaxaca and Los Angeles will be taking part. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 10AM - 6:30PM
Don't miss the Treasure Valley's Winter Comic-Con. Krampus himself will stop by, and you'll enjoy games all day, plus costume contest, guest speakers, and the Bizarre Bazaar, featuring Artist Alley, vendors and more. Brought to you by Turbo Comics, Fangirls Guild and ABU Games. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 10AM - 8PM
Don't miss this whole-town celebration featuring pictures with Santa at the Visitor's Center, Christmas movies at the library, and brunch with Mrs. Claus at the Boise Basin Senior Center. Businesses will be open with crafts, Christmas store, caroling and live music. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM
Join Zoo Boise for Claus ‘N’ Paws, a FREE admission day on Saturday from 10 - 5 (last admission at 4:30). This is Zoo Boise’s way to thank the community for supporting the zoo and our wildlife conservation mission. Santa Claus will visit the zoo for photo opportunities (for a small donation which benefits zoo programs). There will also be holiday crafts, face painting, and don’t miss the animal residents receiving their holiday gifts. More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 6PM - 8:30PM
Celebrate the holiday with music and lights at the 15th annual Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Night Light Parade. Visit with Santa at the Caldwell Fire Station before the parade from 3-5. More info here!
December 3rd, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. More info here!
Treasure Valley Nightowls
December 1st, 2017 | 5PM - 10PM
We are proud to announce this year's Payette Forward beneficiary, Camp River Run! Beer for good, on tap this Friday! Come celebrate at the brewery with a beer that directly impacts those who impact the Idaho community with $3 pints. Camp River Run representatives will be present at this event so drink a beer, learn about this organization and help support their mission! You do the drinking, we'll do the donating. See you Friday! More info here!
Seussed Invitational Artshow
December 1st - 30th, 2017 | Opens 12/1 at 5:30PM
An ode to all things Dr Seuss! Dr. Seuss is an inspiration to us all, both tall and short and great and small. But who’s he inspired MOST of all? Artists! 30+ local artists have been invited to participate in this holiday’s Dr. Seuss themed group art show at the Visual Arts Collective. More info here!
December 1st, 2017 | 7PM - 12:30AM
Radio Boise’s annual Practice New Year’s Eve party is back! Our fabulous winter celebration ushers in the holidays and gives us a chance to party with our Radio Boise family in style. And this year, the party will include the highly anticipated drawing for our electric car raffle! More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 9AM - 10:15AM
December 2nd, 2017 | 12PM - 8PM
The 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl is coming to town this Saturday from 12 to 8! Grab your best holiday onesies, Santa suits, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes and get ready to crawl! Register now! More info here!
December 2nd, 2017 | 8PM - 2AM
Get your scare on with cult film this holiday season! Come for a Scary Christmas double feature of Gremlins and Black Christmas at downtown Boise’s incomparable Spacebar. Cute, little gremlins and pervy calls from inside the house abound! We like to yell, and we like to drink with our movies, so be prepared for debauchery. Vault creates interactive cult movie experiences which sometimes includes drinking games, throwing objects at the screen, and location-specific activities. Scary movie score dance party by DJ D2 to follow! More info here!
December 3rd, 2017 | 11AM - 5PM
Celebrate the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition with your favorite Garden City Bootleggers. Seven Garden City wineries, breweries and cider houses will be taking part in this historical celebration, featuring holiday deals, drink specials, live music, and food trucks. They’ve even got your ride covered, with free shuttles all day to transport you to all of the celebrations so all you need to worry about is drinking and shopping local. More info here!