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The holidays accentuate all that is great about Boise & the Treasure Valley as a whole! Like Andy’s Mayberry or a snap shot out of time by Norman Rockwell, we are proud to have a quality of life that harkens back to days gone by!  Starting with Boo at the Zoo and ending January 3rd with the Winter Garden Aglow at the Idaho Botanical Garden there are hundreds of events lined up between now and the end of the year! Here we are going to highlight just a few.

Boo At The Zoo

Join Zoo Boise for the best Halloween event in town Saturday, October 31, Boo at the Zoo! This event will bring a smile

to the faces of the big and little alike. There will be costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, pumpkin patch photos, face painting, and, of course, the zoo! Proceeds from all activities are used for improvements to your zoo. Zoo Boise will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with last admission at 4:30 pm. Entrance to Boo at the Zoo is the regular fall admission price. This event is free to Friends of Zoo Boise members.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us this year on Saturday, November 28th!

Festival Of Trees- Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus festival

The Festival of Trees has been a favorite holiday tradition for residents of the Treasure Valley for 32 years and has raised over $8 million to improve healthcare in our community. Every year during Thanksgiving week, Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday décor. Enhancing this remarkable display is a series of special events designed to please people of all ages. From the black-tie Gala to the Festival Fashion Show and our North Pole Village, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Winter Garden a Glow


You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glo garden in the winter? Join us for the 19th annual Winter Garden a Glow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see our dazzling display of over 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed throughout the holiday season. Special guests Santa and his reindeer Prancer will visit from the North Pole and the Holiday Express, a G-scale model train, will wind its way through the glowing winter wonderland. Local choirs will fill the air with music on select nights.

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