Christmas Activities in Boise

Christmas Activities in Boise


Ask any local — one of the best things about living in Boise is being a part of the community. And we all know that community ties grow stronger during the Holiday season. Make Christmas memories all month long by participating in these local events. From concerts to races to bars, Boise has something for everyone to enjoy.

Buy Idaho Holiday Market

When: December 5

Where: The Linen Building

What: Make it an Idaho Christmas with the 8th Annual Buy Idaho Holiday Market. This Holiday Pop-Up Shop is a place for shoppers to support their local businesses selling unique, made-in-Idaho gifts.

Boise Christmas Show

Boise Christmas Show

When: December 6-8

Where: Expo Idaho

What: The Boise Christmas Show is an event for the whole family! With over 300 vendors, you can choose from thousands of unique gifts, make ornaments with the kids, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Millennial® Choirs & Orchestras – Mele Kalikimaka: A Worldwide Celebration of Christmas

Millenial Choirs Christmas Boise

When: December 7

Where: the Morrison Center

What: Millennial® Choirs & Orchestras presents Mele Kalikimaka: A Worldwide Celebration of Christmas. This Christmas celebration features a stunning musical force of hundreds of musicians, including the extraordinary Youth Choirs, the memorable Grand Chorus, and the euphonic Symphony Orchestra.

Tunnel of Lights at Scentsy

Scentsy Commons Christmas Tunnel of Lights

When: December 11

Where: Scentsy Commons

What: Walk through a 250-foot tunnel of 67,000 lights. The tunnel spans a sidewalk wide enough for families to fit! The rest of the campus features 450 trees strung with lights too, making a beautiful Christmas scene. Come stroll and take pictures all December long! And on the night of December 11, Scentsy will host a free evening of music, lights, hot chocolate, cookies, and Santa Claus. Dress warm!

Christmas at the Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral Boise

When: December 14

Where: Cathedral of the Rockies

What: For nearly 60 years, the Cathedral of the Rockies in Downtown Boise has produced Christmas at the Cathedral, featuring choirs and orchestra. This year’s concert will feature little cherubs singing songs of Christmas, as well as 3 handbell choirs, two youth choirs, and their in-house band.

Get Elf’d Up: Ugly Sweater & Santa – Christmas Themed Pub Crawl

Boise Christmas pub

When: December 20

Where: Downtown Boise

What: Pub Crawl participants will have to brave the cold winter, journeying through Downtown Boise. You can sled, ski, skate, or walk to each bar where participants will be greeted with festive drinks and gifts from sponsors. Wear tacky sweaters, dress up like Santa, elves, reindeer, snowmen — you name it! Bring your friends and brew up some holiday cheer!

36th Annual YMCA Christmas Run


When: December 21

Where: Boise High School

What: Create a new tradition! Celebrate the holiday season as a family by running or walking together. Enjoy hot soup from Create Common Good and Boise Co-Op, and bagels from Blue Sky at the finish line. There’s even a Christmas Costume Contest, so bring your bells, carolers, and Santa costumes! Presented by St. Alphonsus.

Downtown Boise snow

When you live in Idaho, you become a part of the community family. One of the best things about living here is that everyone you meet acts like a friend. The best gift you can give this Holiday season is supporting the local organizations and businesses that make Boise the great home that it is. Click here to read some of the ways Accel has participated in the community!

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