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Festive Delights: Things to do in Boise this December

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Boise is gearing up for a magical Christmas! As the city transforms into a winter wonderland, residents and visitors alike can look forward to a plethora of festive events and activities that capture the spirit of the holiday season. From dazzling light displays to charming markets, Boise has something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.

  1. Winter Garden aGlow:
    The Idaho Botanical Garden transforms into a mesmerizing display of lights during the Winter Garden aGlow event. Take a stroll through the illuminated pathways, enjoy festive music, and marvel at the intricate light arrangements. This family-friendly event is sure to create lasting memories for all.

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  1. Midway Marionettists Present: Marionette Nativity:
    Midway Marionettists’ Marionette Troupe will perform the Nativity using puppets from Prague created by master puppet designer Mirek Trejtnar. These puppets were designed and crafted for the performance of They represent a rich history in the Czech Republic, where puppetry – a UNESCO cultural heritage – is very much alive.

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  1. Holiday Bazaars and Markets:
    Boise hosts a variety of holiday markets and bazaars, perfect for finding unique gifts and supporting local businesses. From handmade crafts to artisanal foods, these markets are a great way to discover one-of-a-kind treasures while embracing the spirit of giving.

Get ready to shop! here are the schedules:

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  1. The Nutcracker Ballet:
    No Christmas is complete without a performance of “The Nutcracker.” Boise’s local theaters come alive with the magic of this classic ballet, featuring graceful dancers, enchanting sets, and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Gather the family for a night of elegance and holiday enchantment.

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  1. Boise Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert:
    Immerse yourself in the sounds of the season with the Boise Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert. Featuring a mix of classic carols and festive tunes, this musical extravaganza is a delightful way to celebrate the holidays in a grand and melodic fashion.

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Boise is aglow with the warmth of the holiday season, offering a diverse array of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re captivated by the twinkling lights, enchanted by the arts, or seeking unique gifts, Boise’s Christmas celebrations are sure to leave you with cherished memories that will last long after the snow has melted. So, bundle up, embrace the festive cheer, and make this Christmas in Boise a truly magical experience.

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