2018 Holiday Guide

From tree lighting and parades to Christmas music and Santa, Build Idaho has got you covered. They have all of the Treasure Valley’s events broken down by day and category. They have done all the work so that you don’t have to. So go relax and have fun this holiday season.

Complete Treasure Valley Holiday Guide 



Scentsy Commmons Christmas Lights
724,000 of them when they’re all lit. That’s 43 miles of lights, decorating 450 trees. New this year is a Tunnel of Lights, featuring 67,000 lights.
Location: Off Eagle Rd at 2701 E. Pine Ave.

Indian Creek Plaza Winter Wonderland Festival
Location: downtown Caldwell, ID

Downtown Boise Tree Lighting
located in the Centre on the Grove

Downtown Boise Holiday Tree Lighting
November 23rd 5-6:30pm | More Info. about The Boise Giving Tree

Eagle Country Christmas
The city of Eagle’s Country Christmas celebration will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Heritage Park, located at 185 E. State St.

Emmett Christmas Tree
The Christmas Tree will be lit at Bowman Park, formerly Pioneer Park.

Village at Meridian
Check out Fountain Square that includes the water show as well.

Botanical Garden Winter Garden Aglow
Idaho Botanical Garden’s annual holiday event opens on Thanksgiving Day and will run until Jan. 1. This year’s display of more than 400,000 lights will shine throughout the garden’s many sleeping plants and architecture.

City of Nampa Christmas Tree
Nampa’s city Christmas tree will switch on at 12th Avenue and Front Street at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. This year’s tree is a towering 50-foot, 15,000-pound blue spruce donated by Nampa residents Thom and Marian Holzschuh.

Meridian Winter Lights and Christmas Tree
Located at Generations Plaza, 804 N. Main St.

Boise State University Holiday Tree
Located in the Boise State University’s Campus Quad.

City of Kuna Holiday Tree
The city of Kuna’s annual Night Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. At 7 p.m. Following the Night Light Parade, the city’s tree lighting ceremony will take place in Bernie Fisher Park, 201 W. Main St.



Matteo Pugliese : The Gaurdians

When: August 11th – January 6th (During regular business hours)
Where: Boise Art Museum at 670 S Julia Davis Dr. Boise, ID, 83702
More Information: click here
Price: BAM Member – Free, Non-members $10

Boise Downtown: The Giving Tree

Where: Multiple Drop Off locations across the Treasure Valley
More Information: click here
Deadline: The last day for tag drop off is December 21st
*Donations help support the The Women’s and Children’s Alliance – WCA

Downtown Boise: City Santa

When: December 1st (10am to 2pm)
Where: Corner of 9th and Main Street
More Information: click here
Price: Photos with Santa are free. Donations raise funds for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Boise Phil’s Messiah Concert

When: December 1, 2018, 8:00 pm
Where: St. John’s Cathedral, Boise
More Information: click here
Price: General Admission $28.30

Morrison Center: Finding Neverland

When: December 1, 2018, 8:00 pm
Where: Morrison Center BSU, Boise
More Information: click here
Price: $37.50 – $75.00 (ticketing fees not included)

Meridian Senior Center: 4th Annual A Holiday To Remember Vendor & Craft Fair

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Where: 1920 N Records Ave, Meridian, ID, 83642, US
More Information: click here
Santa will be here! 11am to 2pm

Boise Towne Square Mall: Photo with Santa 

When: December 1, 2018
Where: 350 North Milwaukee Boise, ID 83704
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Boise Elks: Early Bird Christmas Bazaar

When: December 1st, 9am – 4pm
Where: 6608 W. Fairview Ave Boise, Id 83704
More Information: click here
Highlights: Goodie bags to first 50 attendees in door each day

Boise Hockey:  Steelheads vs Jacksonville Icemen

When: December 1, 2018, 7:10 pm
Where: 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
More Information: click here
Price: Based on Seating Selection

Winter Garden aGlow

When: November 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019 | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Last admission is at 9:00 p.m.
Where: 2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho 83712
More Information:click here
Advanced Tickets: $10 Adult | $8 Member & Youth (5-12) | Free, 4 years old & younger
Tickets at Gate: $12 Adult | $10 Member & Youth (5-12) | Free, 4 years old & younger

Boise Downtown: The Giving Tree

Where: Multiple Drop Off locations across the Treasure Valley
More Information:click here
Deadline: The last day for tag drop off is December 21st
*Donations help support the The Women’s and Children’s Alliance – WCA

Old Boise Model Railroad Holiday Open House

When: 10am – 4pm
Where: 106 N 6th St. Boise, 83702
More Information:click here
Price: Free Admission (Donations Greatly Appreciated)

For a complete guide of holiday events in the Treasure Valley visit Build Idaho.





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