Posted by Mike Brown Group on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 4:42pm.



Opens Saturday, December 1 - January 1, Open from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, Idaho 83712


Saturday at 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

On December 1st, The Grove Plaza will be full of Market Vendors from 10:30am-2:30pm to celebrate the holidays! It's the perfect day to come out and take photos by the beautiful, light up, Christmas tree. 

Vendors will be in the holiday spirit with beautiful decorations. Our Market Committee will be judging for the best booth so keep an eye out!

Don't let the cold scare you though! We'll have heaters around the plaza, and there are plenty of excellent, quality, unique products, produce and ready to eat food! 

We'll have hot coffee, hot soup, and hot cider plus local wineries and breweries too! 


Saturday, December 1 at 10 AM – 5 PM

Join Zoo Boise for Claus ‘N’ Paws, a FREE admission day on Saturday, December 1 from 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). This is our way to thank our 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. Santa will be at the zoo for photos from 11am - 4pm (for a fee).

As much as we love pets, no pets are allowed inside the zoo except for ADA service animals. Companion animals are not allowed.

Animal Enrichment (holiday gifts) Schedule:
10:30am - Sloth Bear
11:00am - Bat Eared-Foxes
11:30am - Red Pandas
12:00pm - Servals & Ocelot
12:30pm - Maned Wolf, Patagonian Cavies, & Rhea
1:00pm - Coati & Meerkats
1:30pm - N. American Porcupines & African Crested Porcupines
2:00pm - Rosy Boa, King Snake, & Kinkajou
2:30pm - Lemurs & Zebras
3:00pm - Spider Monkeys
3:30pm - Snow Leopard
4:00pm - Patas Monkeys

Claus N Paws is sponsored by: River Boise100.3 The XJ105Rocks107.1 KHITSIdaho Statesman, Your Local TOYOTA Dealers, and U.S. Bank.


Saturday, December 1 at 10 AM – 4 PM

Sockeye Brewing, Meridian

Mark your calendars for December 1st and come shop local businesses at the Sockeye Holiday Bazaar. There will be over 20 vendors participating that will be selling fun and unique items including but not limited to cute and original hand crafted items, decor, jewelry, clothing. Located at the packaging facility at Sockeye Grill and Brewery. Stop by the Sockeye booth for a 15% off food coupon and bogo beers! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12 PM – 7 PM

Meridian City Hall

Come shop for delightful and affordable handmade gift items, baked goods and specialty foods at the Meridian Twilight Christmas Market, presented by the Boise Co-Op. This event is on Wednesday, December 5, from Noon -7 :00 pm, at Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian). 

Featuring jewelry & accessories; home & yard decor; holiday swag; bath, beauty and body care; kitchen linens; wearables & knits; greeting cards, photos, art and books; fused glass; leather and woodcraft; kids' items; floral and wreaths; birdhouses; and more!

Admission is FREE! 

The market is just one of a week-long series of events celebrating the holiday season. The full schedule can be viewed at MeridianCity.Org/Christmas 

NOTE TO POTENTIAL VENDORS: Due to the large number of vendor applications we have already received for this year's market, we have now closed the application window for this year's event.


Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 11 PM

The Riverside Hotel, Boise

Formal or Masquerade Attire 
Assigned Seating 
Reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 Dinner, Awards & Dancing
Go to our Website for Flyer or Watch your Emails !!!!! 
Sponsorships Available !!!!! Contact Emily @ 208-377-3550


Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6 PM – 6:30 PM

Kuna’s Annual Night Light Parade- Saturday, December 8th at 6pm. 
Parade will start at Bernie Fisher Park and head west down Main Street to Ave D. Bring the whole family and come down!


Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12 PM – 8 PM

Powderhause Brewing Company, Garden City

Join us at our Garden City Production facility for our second annual Weinachtsmarkt; a traditional German Christmas Market!

We will have the whole brewery set up Bazaar style with several local vendors selling their crafts. This shopping experience includes Beer, Gluhwein, Cider, commemorative drink ware and Traditional food.

More info in the coming weeks!


Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 7 PM

Nampa Train Station Museum

ALL ABOARD! For the second year we are returning to the North Pole to experience the heartfelt story of The Polar Express. Enjoy Canyon County Historical Society's version of The Polar Express Family Night on Saturday, December 1st and Saturday, December 8th! This is one of our largest fundraising events of the year! Thank you for supporting Canyon County Historical Society!

Your family will have the unique opportunity to visit privately with Santa in the newly renovated 1942 Caboose at the Nampa Train Depot Museum. After your visit and portrait with Santa, make your way back to the Train Depot Museum to warm yourself up with hot cocoa and cookies. Pack your pillows and blankets to snuggle under the big screen as you view our featured presentation, “The Polar Express”.

This is a fundraising event and all ticket sales are $20.00 for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. Each guest will have a professional portrait from a local photographer. Parents are allowed to transfer their portrait allowance to other guests and/or their children to provide them with additional poses. We appreciate your support and all of us at Canyon County Historical Society thank you and we wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11 AM – 5 PM

Cinder Wines, Garden City

Join the Garden City Bootleggers in our annual celebration of the repeal of Prohibition! Come and enjoy drinks from the 14 participating wineries, breweries, and cideries. There will be food trucks, live music, and free shuttles to get you from one stop to the next. Let's celebrate, and have a drink— cheers!
More details to come, stay tuned.

Who's participating this year?
Cinder Wines, Split Rail Winery, Meriwether Cider Co., Western Collective Beer, Powderhaus Brewing Co., County Line Brewing, Bella Brewing, Coiled Wines, Telaya Wine Co., Par Terre Winery, Potter Wines, Crooked Fence Brewing Co., Barbarian Brewing, and The Gulch Wine Room.

This a 21+ event


Thursday, December 13 at 6 PM - 9 PM

JUMP Room - Jack's Urban Meeting Place 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise, Idaho, 83702


Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Egyptian Theatre, Boise 

Costumes Based On The Film ALWAYS ENCOURAGED For Our Friendly Costume Contest
Ugly Sweater Contest With Prizes

Come shoot your eye out when A Christmas Story shows at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Go ahead, I triple dog dare you!

We’ll all watch Ralphie beg everyone who will listen for a Red Ryder carbine action BB gun with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time. He’ll defeat bullies, decode secret messages, out-smart his parents, teachers, even Santa himself to get what he’s after.

There are two showings of A Christmas Story. This one is the all-ages show, so load up the Packard with the whole clan. If you’re looking for a pint or two with your Red Ryder, head to the December 13 show; that’s the 21+ show with beer & wine service.

Seeing the leg lamp in all its glory on the big screen at the Egyptian is going to be a great time!

Tickets bought online are $9 for adults over 12, $6 for kids 12 and under (price includes sales tax). Doors open at 6:00PM; all seating is open. If tickets remain on the day of the show, they can be purchased at the Egyptian box office for $11. When 150 tickets are purchased, payments will be collected and tickets will be issued for you to print out from this website and bring with you on the night of the screening. No admission without a ticket. If 150 tickets fail to sell, no payments will be collected, no tickets will be issued, and no movie will be screened.


Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 8 PM

Brundage Mountain Resort, McCall, Idaho

This year’s Light up the Night celebration will feature a Torchlight Parade, slope-side Fireworks Show, Aglow on the Snow kids walking parade, and food & festivities for all ages in the lodge. 

As the chairlifts close, you can stay warm around one of the plaza-level fire pits or head inside to enjoy food & drink. There is plenty of room on the balconies and expansive base area to enjoy the show.

Event Schedule:

4:30 pm – Chairlifts Close, Family Activities begin on Top Floor of Lodge

5:30 pm – Aglow on the Snow Kids Walking Parade, Torchlight Parade follows, and the Fireworks launch immediately after the parades.


Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:30 PM – 12 AM

Join us in the warm and cozy VIP tent at this year's Idaho Potato Drop!

604 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID, 83702

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