Holiday Events

It's the holiday season and the City of Boise has plenty of great events for you and your family to enjoy.

Get Creative

Volunteer helps children make holiday-related crafts

Handmade Holiday

Saturday, Dec. 14 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center | 690 Robbins Road
FREE | No pre-registration required

Jingle all the way to the Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center and spend time crafting handmade gifts and ornaments for the holidays! Make an evergreen wreath, tree cookie ornaments and decorations from up-cycled items. Take a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy holiday carols provided by the Capital High School choir as well as tasty treats for all! Join the Boise Environmental Education partners to ring in the Holiday Season!

Learn Something New

Boise WaterShed Winter Break Program

December 26, 27, 30 & 31 | 10:00 am – Noon
Boise WaterShed Education Center | 11818 W. Joplin Road
FREE | No pre-registration required

In addition to the hands-on fun of the exhibit hall, special winter and snow-themed activities and crafts will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Note: no water renewal facility tours this week.

Help Someone Else

Boise Firefighter helps two children at the annual holiday shopping spree

Kids Holiday Shopping Spree at Target

Friday, Dec. 20 | Target off Eagle Rd. | 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Donate your time to help brighten the holidays for boys and girls who take part in Boise Parks and Recreation’s after-school programs. The department’s annual shopping spree allows children to shop for gifts for themselves and their family members thanks to generous community donations.

Volunteers are needed to shop with kids in shifts at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Learn more

Have Some Fun

Toys for Tots Wheelchair Rugby Bash

Saturday, Dec. 14 | Fort Boise Community Center | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | FREE

Join the Boise Bombers and play wheelchair rugby! Anyone is welcome to drop-in and play, rugby wheelchairs are available. Please bring at least one unwrapped toy to play. Spectators are welcome, toy donations are appreciated. Learn more

Boise Depot Holiday Open House

Sunday, Dec. 15 | Boise Depot | 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | FREE

Celebrate the season at the historic Boise Depot with a special open house featuring Santa and his elves, performances by the Grinch and guests at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Plus, model trains, face painting, food vendors and much more! Toys donations will also be accepted for Toys for Tots. Learn more

Senior Center Christmas Party

Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | FREE

Join us at the Dick Eardley Senior Center for a Christmas party featuring caroling, a holiday meal and cookie decorating. There will even be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! All ages are welcome. FREE, but regular lunch charges apply. Learn More

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