Besides presents, going with the whole family or group of friends to see a beautiful Christmas light display is one of the best things to do during the holiday season. Luckily, Boise and the surrounding areas have a ton of great events like this to choose from. We will share with you a few of our top favorites in this article. Enjoy!
Scentsy Commons Christmas Lights Ceremony
As per usual, Scentsy is absolutely going over the top with this year’s holiday cheer and festivities. Their stunning Christmas display (more like adventure!) is chock full of new and exciting additions and features over 900,000 lights spread over their entire venue. They have a Christmas light tunnel, a 75 foot tree, and a Chrismtas choir. If you’re there between 5:30pm and 8pm you can even eat at one of several food trucks that will be on site. Always a great time! More details here.
Caldwell's Winter Wonderland
Yes it is a bit of a drive, but trust us, it’s worth it! Lately, the City of Caldwell has been transforming their already beautiful Indian Creek Plaza into a spectacular winter wonderland for all to see. It has over 1 million lights and several Christmas trees and so much more. Lights come on every evening at dusk and go until early January. Details here.
Winter Garden aGlow at Idaho Botanical Gardens
If you don’t make it out to this event at least once each year, then you are truly missing out! Pack up the whole family and head on down to the Idaho Botanical Gardens area and check out their 2023 display. It is back and better than ever and runs from now until New Year’s. Cookies and hot chocolate provided with admission! For the grownups, there are more adult type beverages available at the Snow Globe bar. Kids can write letters to Santa and explore the awe inspiring Gingerbread Village. You won’t want to miss it this year! Details.
The Boise Grinch
No, that’s not a typo for the Boise Bench, it is a really cool Christmas display and celebration that is all in the style of Dr. Suess’s The Grinch character and world. Located off of Caswell street, The Boise Grinch is open to any and all visitors who dare to approach and talk with him. Aside from his own brand of holiday “cheer,” you can enjoy a “Grinchmas” projected display that runs nightly between 6pm and 10pm. Now until December 25th. Here is an article in which he was featured in KTVB’s 7’sHeroes recently. Stay for the light and projection display and enjoy a grumpy Grinch with a heart of gold for all ages.
We hope that today’s Christmas lights guide will help you be better prepared to plan out all of your holiday this year. Remember, no matter the time of year, there is always something fun to do around Boise and Meridian. I am happy to help with any questions about home and garden, buying, selling, real estate, and beyond! Give me a call today, I’d love to hear from you.