Winter is such a magical time in Boise. We are blessed with four very distinct seasons here in Idaho and while shoveling snow and daring icy roads certainly isn’t fun, being able to enjoy a true white Christmas really is. When the weather starts to turn cold and the snow starts to fall, there’s so much to look forward to, especially the slew of winter and fall events and festivals in and around Boise! Let’s look at some that are just around the corner this year. 



2019 Boise Kids Discovery Expo- November 9th | 9AM to 3PM

What’s more fun than combining learning with playing? Nothing, really, except maybe candy! Bring the whole family to the 2019 Boise Kids Discovery Expo at Expo Idaho this year. You can try out lots of hands on learning stations and there will be fun vendors there for face painting, food, and treats! More information here.



Expo Idaho

5610 Glenwood Road

Boise, ID 83714


Winter Wonderland Festival- November 22nd | 5PM to 10PM

Take the family to downtown Caldwell for this fun and free festival of lights. Watch as the display containing over 1 million lights gets turned on to light up the night. There will be ice skating, food trucks and craft vendors and of course, a visit by Santa himself! Fun for the whole family. Learn more here



Park here and take the free shuttle: 

O'Connor Field House / Caldwell Events Center, 

2207 Blaine St, 

Caldwell, ID 83605


Buy Idaho Holiday Market- Thursday December 5th | 1PM to 10PM

Buy Idaho is a treasured Idaho organization that puts Idaho businesses front and center for other Idahoans. This spectacular bazaar will feature Idaho vendors from all around the state showcasing their fantastic wares. This the perfect night to get some Christmas shopping done and to help support local business owners. Learn more here.



The Linen Building

1402 W. Grove St.

Boise, ID 83702


Wintry Market, Handmade for the Holidays- November 23rd through the 24th | 10AM to 5PM

We love our small and local businesses here in Idaho, which means that we have not one but two fantastic festivals celebrating our fellow Idahoans in their trades. Come on by the JUMP building this November for a free upscale arts and crafts festival that will be sure to surprise and delight the whole family. This will be a fantastic place to get more Christmas shopping done while learning more about Idaho businesses. Check out more information here. 



JUMP Boise

1000 Myrtle St.

Boise, ID 83702


Festival of Trees Boise- November 27th through December 1st

The Festival of Trees is a great way to have fun with the whole family while also supporting a good cause. All proceeds go to support the St. Luke’s Women’s Mobile Outreach Center. Stop on by the festival this year to enjoy a wide variety of fun events! There will be moving train displays and interactive LEGO displays for the kids, an interactive virtual reality display, visits with Santa, carnival games, and a fantastic festival fashion show! Learn more about each day of the event here. 



Boise Centre

850 W Front Street

Boise, ID 83702