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Experience Christmas in the City in Downtown Boise

The annual event features a Tree Lighting Ceremony, City Santa, First Thursday, and Small Business Saturday
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Tall buildings in downtown Boise Idaho surround a holiday Christmas tree

BOISE, Idaho — Downtown Boise Association invites you to take part in the holiday festivities in beautiful Downtown Boise.

Downtown Boise Holiday Tree Lighting
The Holiday Tree Lighting is a Downtown Boise tradition!  Boise Mayor Bieter lights up the Christmas tree on 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 29 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. And, remember to take part in the Giving Tree, benefiting the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

City Santa -- First Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 - 8 p.m. & Saturdays Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at DL Evans Bank, corner of 9th and Main Streets. Photos with Santa are free. Donations raise funds for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

First Thursday -- December 5 from 5 - 9 p.m. in downtown Boise
Experience Downtown Boise at its finest with in-store entertainment, tastings, local art and lots of special events.

Small Business Saturday – November 30th
Kick off your holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday in Downtown Boise! Show your support for downtown small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving and be entered to win one of several Downtown Boise Shopping Sprees. Get your "passport" below and visit a minimum of eight Small Business locations to be entered to win one of five $100 Downtown Boise Gift Cards. Completed passports are turned in to Rediscovered Bookshop located at 180 North 8th Street.

Get your Passport here.   

For more information and holiday events click here.