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Boise Christmas Events Calendar 2023

Are you looking to join your neighbors in the Treasure Valley for some fun Christmas Events? We've got all your events here in one place! We're highlighting Boise area Christmas Parades, Boise Christmas Tree Lightings, and other free Christmas events in Boise and the Treasure Valley for you to attend.

We'll be adding events as we find them or hear about them. To add your event, please email us: BoiseChristmasLights@gmail.com. Not all events will make our list, because we try to emphasize free events for families, and not necessarily feature every single convention, show, etc.

Fri Nov 17 - Sun Nov 19, 2023

Image: Indian Creek Plaza

Caldwell's Winter Wonderland Opening Weekend, 6 - 9PM
120 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell ID 83605

Every year, the City of Caldwell decorates Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell with over a million lights! Come join us in viewing the lights during opening weekend.

Winter Wonderland Festival is hosted by Destination Caldwell & Indian Creek Plaza and is completely free to attend - you can visit Santa, go ice skating, eat your favorite treat, or start your holiday shopping with a variety of vendors. We have everything you need to kick off the holidays right here in downtown Caldwell!

This year there will no official creek lighting ceremony and the celebration has been extended over three days in order to disperse crowds. The experience will be the same for you and your family regardless if you come to walk through Winter Wonderland on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The Winter Wonderland lights, ice skating, food trucks, vendors, and entertainment will be the same each night.

The holiday lights along Indian Creek are on for display from November 17 - January 8, the lights turn on automatically at dusk each night. (the best parking is along the Railroad from 5th Ave to 12th Ave).

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Fri Nov 24 - Sat Nov 25

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Canyon County Festival of Trees
Ford Idaho Center, 16114 N Idaho Center Blvd, Nampa, ID 83687

Event on Fri Nov 24 and Sat Nov 25

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Sat Nov 25, 2023

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Emmett - GCRD Holiday Magic on Main Street Lighted Parade, 6 - 7PM
101 W Main Street Emmett, Idaho 83617

Saturday November 25th - Lighted Parade starts at 6pm. Tree Lighting to follow parade at Bowman Memorial Park.

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Fri Dec 1, 2023

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Meridian Winter Lights Parade
Downtown Meridian, ID 83642

We are thrilled to see the return of the Christmas in Meridian Winter Lights Parade! The parade will float through old town Meridian to usher in the start of the holiday season. Santa will join us and bring his magic to light the city Christmas Tree that will shine throughout this festive season in Generations Plaza.Β  Save the date: Friday, December 1, 2023.

Come early to watch "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas' projected next to the mainstage at Idaho & Main streets. Grab dinner or a hot cocoa in the food court.Β  Don't forget to download the downtown decorating contest map and vote for your favorite business.

The Meridian Chamber Downtown Committee is hosting Shop Meridian Downtown Night and the Downtown Decorating Contest.Β  And.....the Meridian Arts Commission is presenting the Ornament Drop! Β  There are so many festive events and activities being planned.

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Sat Dec 2, 2023

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Boise Holiday Parade, 10AM
Downtown Boise, ID 83702

Event on Sat Dec 2, 2023

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Ontario Winter Wonderland Parade
SW 4th Ave, Ontario OR 97914

Event on Sat Dec 2, 2023

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Eagle Country Christmas, 1 - 6PM
Heritage Park, 185 E State St, Eagle ID 83616

Celebrate Christmas with small-town charm and fun family festivities at Eagle Country Christmas on Saturday,Β  December 2, 2023, from 1-6 pm in downtown Eagle by Heritage Park.Β 

At last year's Eagle Country Christmas, kids enjoyed free crafts and activities in our heated tents.Β  Other offerings included photo ops downtown and with Santa and his sleigh, horse-drawn carriage rides through historic downtown Eagle, live musical performances from local children’s choirs, live bands at Heritage Park Gazebo Stage, and holiday market shopping for gifts and food. The Eagle Fire District's vintage 1927 fire truck also made an appearance!Β  For those interested, we stuffed the truck with needed coats, new socks, and new underwear donations for the Boise Rescue Mission (see below).Β  And the grand finale-Β  the Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Treasure Valley Lighting! Witness as the living Christmas Tree in Heritage Park comes to life with hundreds of sparkling lights at 5:30 pm.

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TBD 2023

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Scentsy Commons Christmas Lights Ceremony
Scentsy Commons, 2901 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

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The Village at Meridian Annual Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
The Village at Meridian, Meridian, ID 83642

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Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees
850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

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Winter Garden aGlow at Idaho Botanical Gardens Begins
2355 N Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise ID 83712

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Downtown Boise Holiday Tree Lighting
827 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

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Nampa Christmas Tree Lighting
1200 Front St, Nampa, ID 83651

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Idaho Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting
700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702

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Marsing Christmas Parade
Main Street, Marsing, ID 83639

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Treasure Valley Night Light Parade
Blaine St, Caldwell ID 83605

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Star Christmas at the Riverhouse
Star Riverhouse, 960 S Main St, Star, ID 83669

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Garden City Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
6015 N Glenwood St, Garden City, ID 83714

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Kuna Down Home Country Christmas
W Main St, Kuna, ID 83634

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