Sounds of the Season

November 17, 2017
6:00 PM

Head on over to the Village  at Meridian for live music featuring Vocal Point from Bringham Young University. After the live music be sure to stick around for Santa's spectacular arrival, and other holiday fun!


Boise Holiday Parade

Downtown Boise
November 18, 2017
9:45 AM

The Boise Holiday Parade is something the whole family can enjoy! This year's theme is "A Storybook Christmas"! Be sure to be on the lookout for princesses, super heroes, and the big man himself, Santa Clause!

Hymns of Thanksgiving

Century Link Arena
November 19, 2017
7:30 PM

Watch the Boise Music Community come together for a musical extravaganza! Celebrate Thanksgiving with holiday music and other classical favorites.

Festival of Trees

Boise Centre
November 21-27
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

This event hosts many activities including the North Pole Village, a raffle tree, children's scavenger hunt, main entry, art contest, gift shop, live performances, Lego creations, and the opportunity to become the abominable snowman! 

Turkey Trot

Starts on 6th St between Main and Idaho
November 23, 2017
6:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Watch the Boise Music Community come together for a musical extravaganza! Celebrate Thanksgiving with holiday music and other classical favorites.

Winter Garden aGlow

Idaho Botanical Gardens
November 23 2017-January 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

See a display of over 380,000 sparkling lights at the Idaho Botanical Gardens! This is a great display for all ages!

Empty Bowls

The Grove Plaza
November 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Stop by and purchase a handcrafted and hand-painted bowl, enjoy a hot bowl of soup that is generously donated by several local Boise restaurants! All proceeds go to providing food assistance to those in need this winter. 

The Grove Plaza Tree Lighting

The Grove Plaza
November 24, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Boise Mayor Bieter as he lights up the Christmas tree on The Grove Plaza! This event is a tradition to welcome the holiday season to the Treasure Valley! Don't forget to bring your singing voices because there will be caroling and a candle lighting ceremony! 

Boise Little Theater: A Christmas Story

November 24, 25, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 8:00 PM
November 30, December 7, 7:30 PM
November 26, December 3, 9, 2:00 PM

The classic movie is now a play! Follow Ralphie's quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. This play has everything the movie has, the school bully, the wet tongue on a cold lamppost, and the famous leg lamp!

Downtown Carriage Rides

901 W Bannock St

November 24, 25,  December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Take a ride in a Horse Drawn Carriage through beautiful downtown Boise! A terrific and free event for the whole family!

Handel's Messiah with Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
December 1, 2, 2017
8:00 PM

If you are looking for traditional Christmas to enjoy, look no further than the Boise Philharmonic's annual concert taking place inside beautiful St. Johns Cathedral!

Winter Lights Parade and Tree Lighting

Main Street, Meridian, Idaho
December 1, 2, 2017
8:00 PM

Downtown Meridian will sparkle with lights at the Winter Lights Parade! Make sure to look out for Buddy the Elf and his friend Jovie, on center stage! They are Santa's helpers, and are here to help ignite the imaginations and joy in the hearts of everyone! The Holiday Spirit will shine through at this fun event! 

Bown Crossing Holiday Mix and Mingle

Bown Crossing
December 1, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Need to get some Christmas Shopping done? This is a great event for the whole family! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be around to take some photos with you! 

Boise Tuba Christmas!

Capitol Building
December 2, 2017
4:00 PM

Watch the many Tuba Players of all ages perform inside the Capitol for the whole family!  Or, if you're a tuba player, grab your tuba and head on over to the Boise State Morrison Center a little early to be a part of the performance! This is truly a unique holiday event! 

Claus 'N Paws

Zoo Boise
December 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A free admission day at the zoo! There will be holiday crafts, face painting, and holiday gifts for the animals! This is a great kid friendly event!

Family Holiday Concert

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
December 8, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Celebrate the season with the Boise State University Music Department with this yearly tradition for music lovers!  All proceeds benefit the Boise State Music Department Scholarship Fund!

Christmas at the Cathedral: A Feast of Carols

Cathedral of the Rockies
December 9, 2017
4:30 PM

Christmas at the Cathedral is a long standing Boise Christmas Tradition! Featuring an orchestra, organ, handbells, the house band, and choirs of every age, this event is sure to spread peace and joy throughout the holiday season!

Scentsy's Point of Lights Christmas Concert! 

Scentsy Commons
December 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A free evening of music lights and much more! 724,000 lights (about 43 miles of lights to be exact!) will be the backdrop to this amazing event! Stop by and enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate!

It's A Wonderful Life

The Egyptian Theater
December 14, 2017
7:00 PM

Feel like watching a classic Christmas movie? Head on over to the Egyptian Theater for a screening of It's a Wonderful Life! Not only will there be a movie playing but there will be an Ugly Sweater Contest with prizes!

Ballet Idaho - The Nutcracker

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
December 15-17, 2017
Friday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM

The Nutcracker is a timeless family classic the whole family can enjoy! The glittering outfits, magical mice, and a nutcracker that transforms into a prince; makes this a must see during the holidays!

Christmas Run!

Starts at Cathedral of the Rockies
December 22, 2017
8:30 AM

Run or walk together this holiday season! Be sure to wear a costume for this event because there will be a costume contest held at 9:30 AM on the Boise High Steps!