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DECEMBER EVENTS

in the Treasure Valley

DECEMBER 2 - 4

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

51ST ANNUAL BOISE CHRISTMAS SHOW

51st Annual Boise Christmas Show

Thousands of Unique Gifts, Over 300 Vendors PLUS Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Dec 2nd-4th at Expo Idaho, Boise

Hours:
Fri 11-7
Sat 11-7
Sun 11-4

Admission $5
Seniors (62+) $4
Children 12 and under free

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Happy Family
Image by Randy Fath

DECEMBER 2-3

4 PM - 8:00 PM

FREE CARRIAGE RIDES

Washington Trust Bank is offering free horse-drawn carriage rides back to Downtown Boise for the holiday season.

Where: Corner of Bannock and 9th

When: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Time: 4-8 p.m.

*Rides are first come, first served in accordance with carriage capacity

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DECEMBER 2

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CHRISTMAS IN MERIDIAN WINTERLIGHTS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING

Come early to watch "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas' projected next to the mainstage at Idaho & Main streets. Grab dinner or a hot cocoa then enjoy the brightly lit floats stroll down main street. Santa will join and help light the Community Christmas Tree!

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Image by Sabri Tuzcu
Image by Srikanta H. U

DECEMBER 3

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

BOISE CREATIONS FIRST ANNUAL SANTA’S WORKSHOP FAIR

Come support local vendors and small business owners at the 1st Annual Santa’s Workshop Fair. It’s family friendly and free for all with amazing items crafted by vendors and fun gifts to give from our small business owners.

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DECE,BER 3

REINDEER RAMBLE

  • 9 AM - 12 PM

Walk, prance, trot, jog....enjoy the Christmas Spirit with your community, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Snow, rain, sun....event will happen regardless. All revenue benefits Game Changers Idaho, a 501c3 non-profit providing no-cost sporting opportunities to kids with adaptive needs.

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Image by Norman Tsui
Christmas Parade Dancers

DECEMBER 3

BOISE HOLIDAY PARADE

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Downtown Boise this year on December 3rd, starting at 10 am for the Boise Holiday Parade that features locally built holiday floats, rad cars, school bands/choirs, and so much more! And let's not forget this years theme, Joy To The World!

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DECEMBER 3

NAMPA FARMERS MARKET WINTER WONDERLAND

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00PM

Nampa Farmers Market Winter Wonderland is an Indoor Outdoor Holiday Market. Ag Vendors, Specialty Foods, Craft Vendors and Informational Vendors Fill Lloyd Square Park with Weekly Staples and Amazing Gift Ideas.

Hours will be from 11-3 on Saturdays in Downtown Nampa's Lloyd Square Park. We will have special hours on November 26th from 11-8 for The Downtown Nampa Tree Lighting Celebration. Join them Saturdays Nov 5th thru Dec 10th, Live Music, Delicious Foods, Amazing Vendors and Fun for the whole family.

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Image by Tim Gouw
Image by Joanna Kosinska

DECEMBER 3

EAGLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate Christmas with small-town charm and fun family festivities at Eagle Country Christmas on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 1-6 pm in downtown Eagle by Heritage Park. Enjoy free kids’ crafts and activities in our heated tents, take a photo with Santa and his sleigh, and ride a horse-drawn carriage through historic downtown Eagle. Listen to live musical performances from local children’s choirs and live bands at Heritage Park Gazebo Stage, pause for more photo ops throughout downtown, and shop for gifts and food at the holiday market.

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DECEMBER 8

SHOP MERIDIAN DOWNTOWN NIGHT

  • 5 - 9 PM

Meridian Downtown is staying open for a night of holiday shopping fun!

Thursday, December 8th Come down and walk around, vote for your favorite decorated business, and shop local. Carolers will also be wandering around downtown singing Christmas Carols.

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Image by Mel Poole
Image by Caroline Hernandez

DECEMBER 8

THE SECRET GARDEN THE MUSICAL

  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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DECEMBER 11

BOISE DEPOT HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the season at the beautiful Boise Depot! Bring the family for face painting, a story time reading of the Polar Express with the conductor at 2 p.m., plus photos with Santa, delicious treats and more.

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Image by Annie Spratt
Image by Manuel Nägeli

DECEMBER 11

MERRY MERRY MERIDIAN WITH MERIDIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meridian Symphony Orchestra celebrates the season with holiday classics old and new, including Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival,”

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DECEMBER 17

ADULT ONLY GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come to Hidden Gem Events for a fun evening of decorating a homemade gingerbread home. So bring your creative skills to enjoy an evening of fun and lots of sugar.

This will be an adult only event. Fun for that much needed date, gents or ladies night!!

Guests will have their own freshly baked gingerbread home, frosting and a few extra gingerbread decorations. Each home is roughly 6in by 6in for a traditional home (there are other homes to choose from for additional cost). Homes are assembled and ready to decorate! I will provide a spread of unique candies and food items to decorate your home.

Drinks and snacks will be also provided.

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Image by Ksenia Yakovleva
Image by Tim Mossholder

DECEMBER 17

BALLET IDAHO, THE NUTCRACKER

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ballet Idaho is hosting The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17. 

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DECEMBER 31

IDAHO POTATO DROP

  • 6:00 PM - 11:55 PM

Don't miss the Annual New Year's Celebration in downtown Boise, Idaho right in front of the Idaho State Capitol. Live entertainment, and fireworks.

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New Year Party