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Boise New Year Celebration Ideas 2017!

Fireworks New Years BoiseIf you are considering a move to Boise or already moved to Boise, this article will give you a few ideas of what to expect or where to be when ringing in 2017. Starting with some great family ideas and working down the list to the quintessential tear the house down style New Years Eve celebrations.

Bogus Basin 

Swoosh down the hill at one world class night skiing mountain. With one of the largest night skiing areas in the world ,Bogus Basin is a sure bet for a great start to the new year! Start off with a visit to the nordic center and burn a few calories skate skiing prior to hitting the slopes and feel free to eat all the free appi's you like. If you have any energy left you will be back in front of the tree just in time to see the Potato Fall. 

 Idaho Potato Drop

Hosted By Idaho's New Year Commission and billed as Idaho's "signature celebration"! That may be overstating it a little, but it is a great family event for sure. Combining music, sports, fireworks and more! Ever year the potato drop itself is a great marketing stunt as it is typically picked up by the media and rebroadcast to as many as 500 million people world wide. That is great for real estate agents like me hoping to show off Boise real estate and Boise homes for sale. And it is great for the state of Idaho as a whole but what does it have to offer to you and the kiddo's.

The first thing the kids are going to want to see is the Toyota rail jam event. With the help of Gateway Parks, who is building this years snowpark and putting on the USASA sanctioned prequalifier! Professional snowboarders from around the country will attend hoping to get a coveted ticket to the next event!

Take a selfie or a family shot as a memento of your first new year here in Idaho in front of the famous Idaho potato truck!

Can you say GlowTato? New this year is the internally lit, high tech enhancment to the fire works explosions! A complimentary heated family tent is standing by in addition to a ticketed VIP tent if you really want the treatment! In the family tent enjoy entertainment from magic to balloons, zumba and more!

Idaho Botanical Gardens

 Winter Gardens Aglow! With over 6 billion lights to make you think you are seeing things, if you havent been already this one is a holiday must.. See previous blog HERE.

Big Al's Rock N’ Bowl

Bring the whole family and roll in the New Year on your own private bowling lane from 9:30 to 12:30! Slide large with 3 hours of bowling on a reserved lane. Includes shoes, party favors, midnight toast of cider or champagne, midnight balloon drop and 10 dollars in the arcade for each guest. Pricing is as follows: PowerHouse: $149 for up to four (4) guests; $35 each additional guest (max 6/lane) Slider Alley: $199 for up to four (4) guests; $45 each additional guest (max 6/lane).

Idaho Ice WorldNew Years Boise Potato drop

Ice skating for all ages 6-10pm.


Tear The House Down, Drink's, appetizers and a party worthy of ushering in the New Year--and era. $55. Barbacoa, 276 Bob White Court, 208-338-5000,

The Modern Hotel's New Years Eve Dinner 

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Modern Hotel. Cuddle up to a spectacular 5 course dinner. Optional drink pairing and local ingredients put the icing on he cake! Head chef Nate Whitley is putting forth a tasting menu showcasing the culinary experience you can find the year round at The Modern Hotel And Wine Bar.

* 5 Course Prix Fixe DinnerGreat Idaho Potato drop 2018

* 2 Seatings available: 6pm and 9pm

* Menu is $75/person + optional $35 drink pairing (may include cocktail, beer and wine)

* The menu will feature foraged ingredients // vegetables // herbs // fish // meat // dairy from local Idaho Farms and Pacific Northwest Purveyors. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions during your registration process






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