BOISE--Downtown Boise Association invites you to take part in the holiday festivities in beautiful Downtown Boise.

Downtown Boise Tree Lighting
The tree lighting is a Downtown Boise tradition! Boise Mayor Bieter lights up the Christmas tree in the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise, while families in attendance sing carols and join in the candle lighting ceremony. The community is invited to attend this traditional event that lights up downtown and welcomes the holiday season to the Treasure Valley. The lighting takes place on the Grove Plaza on Friday, November 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. And, remember to take part in the Giving Tree, benefiting the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Giving Tree to benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance -- Nov. 25– Dec. 19 at The Grove Plaza
Take a tag from the Giving Tree and support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Drop off new, unwrapped gifts at the WCA Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or at the following Zion’s Bank branch locations: 890 Main St. in Boise, 7402 W. Fairview Ave. in Boise; 6176 N. Eagle Rd. in Boise; 3715 E. Overland Rd. in Meridian, 2121 W. Karcher Rd. in Nampa; and 509 S. Kimball Ave. in Caldwell. The WCA provides safety, healing, and freedom to women and children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

City Santa -- First Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m. & Saturdays Dec. 3 – Dec. 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at DL Evans Bank, corner of 9th and Main Streets. For a small donation, children may tell Santa their Christmas wishes and have their picture taken with Old St Nick! Proceeds benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

First Thursday -- December 1 from 5 - 9 p.m. in downtown Boise
Experience Downtown Boise at its finest as retailers, galleries, and restaurants entertain you with a variety of mini-events, including the Winter Window Gallery Stroll.

Free Parking Day -- Saturday, December 17, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in various downtown lots
just in time to finish up that last-minute Christmas shopping! Thanks to the generous holiday spirit of Capital City Development Corporation, Republic Parking, The Car Park, and Diamond Parking Services, parking will be free in many lots and structures across downtown. Also, don’t forget that parking is always free on Saturdays in metered parking spaces.

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