Holiday events happening in Boise you don’t want to miss

by | Dec 6, 2022 | Blog

It is the best time of the year. The holiday season brings us together in special ways. Elaborate dinners, gift exchanges, Christmas decorations, music and the holiday spirit fill us with cheer and warmth. And since the last couple of years has been difficult in terms of social gatherings, 2022 could be one of the most memorable holiday seasons people will have enjoyed in some time.

So, add to your growing holiday cheer by partaking in some of the region’s best holiday attractions.

Scentsy Commons Lights

Get ready for some extraordinary Christmas glow. Scentsy Commons Lights is quite the sight with its 250-foot-long light tunnel. The display features more than 900,000 lights on 450 trees. You can also get a glimpse of a spectacular 75-foot-tall Christmas tree and lights.

Don’t miss out on the community gatherings scheduled during the week of Dec. 12.

Photos with Santa at Boise Towne Square Mall

Relive the holiday magic of taking a photo with Jolly Old St. Nick with the entire family. Boise Towne Square Mall and all of Santa’s helpers are hosting families and their pets for a classic photo with Santa at their side.

It’s a great opportunity to get in some last-minute holiday shopping and a holiday memory and memento the entire family will keep close to their hearts for years and years to come.

Santa is available for photos through Christmas Eve. So, make your reservations now.

Evening at the ballet

Experience the classic production of the well-known ballet, The Nutcracker. The Morrison Center presents this legendary ballet and musical score in live action throughout December.

Seeing The Nutcracker during the holidays is an experience and gift you won’t want to miss. In the ballet, you’ll take a magical ride alongside Clara through her adventures into an enchanting winter wonderland and encounter with the Nutcracker Prince.

The Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy and dancing snowflakes move to Tchaikovsky’s finely crafted score, including various waltzes, marches, overtures and other timeless holiday themes.

Winter Garden aGlow at Idaho Botanical Garden

Take in the twinkling beauty of the Winter Garden aGlow, a picturesque scene of lights and holiday decorations. The exhibit includes more than 600,000 lights that are thoughtfully arranged along the wintry landscape at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Downtown Boise Holiday

If you missed the official tree lighting last month, swing by and check out the Downtown Boise Holiday Tree in the Grove Plaza. The 35-foot tree is adorned with about 5,000 lights and sparkles beautifully in the downtown setting.

You can also do your part and give back to the community by checking out the garland surrounding the holiday tree for the Giving Tree campaign. The garland is tagged with 4,000 notes from people who need a little extra help this holiday season.

Boise Holiday Parade

The Boise Holiday Parade’s route runs along West Bannock Street and is a yearly event the entire community looks forward to. Local organizations and Santa will be on hand to help ring in the holiday season.

Ice Skating at the Village

Through January, the entire family can glide in style at The Village at Meridian Ice Rink. Sessions can be booked in 30-minute increments, which gives everyone plenty of time for several loops before they’re ready for a cup of hot chocolate.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the season with the medleys of Merry Merry Meridian performed by the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will share holiday classics and new music and will invite a special guest conductor for Anderson’s famous Sleigh Ride.

It is events like this that are yet another reason why people love to call Boise home. If you have any questions about a home loan, contact us today!

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