From: Friday, Nov 26th, 2021
To: Monday, Dec 27th, 2021
Winter Garden aGlow 2021
Join the Idaho Botanical Gardens this holiday season as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling wonderland in Boise.
Winter Garden aGlow is a festive event centered on decorating nature for the holidays.
Peek into the Garden Cottage and send the big guy a postcard! Enjoy snacks and warm drinks from local vendors while you check out the holiday express model train display, wander through the coolest tunnel of lights in Boise, and see what wondrous creation Illumicone has in store for you this year.
Winter Garden aGlow is open Wednesday – Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26 through Dec 27. Special guest Santa will visit from the North Pole from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve and the Holiday Express, a G-scale model train, will wind its way through the glowing winter wonderland.
Local choirs will fill the air with music on select nights. Be sure to stop in and visit the Garden Store for special “holiday specs” to turn the twinkling lights into holiday symbols and characters!
Dress for Success – Buy those hand warmers in bulk. This event is outside, so be sure to dress for the weather. The gardens have plenty of local vendors on-site to help keep your stomachs full and your hands warm.
Winter Garden aGlow is the gardens’ biggest event and fundraiser of the year. The gardens are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Open rain, shine, or snow.
Other Christmas Events in Boise
- Winter Wonderland Creek Lights at Indian Creek Plaza – Each year, the Caldwell Street Department decorates Indian Creek with over a million lights!
- Scentsy Commons Christmas Lights – Check out the Scentsy Commons Christmas Lights every night between now and New Year’s Day! Over 43 miles of lights, a 75-foot Christmas tree, and the famous light tunnel await you!
- Expo Idaho – Christms in Colour – Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. Drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. Take your time enjoying this lighting extravaganza – we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window!
- Lighting of the Christmas Tree – day after thanksgiving at Grove Plaza. Downtown Boise is the place to kick off your holiday celebration!
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
Recommended Apartments in Boise
Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio With free WiFi, this holiday home offers a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. A garden & hot tub
North End Cottage
Offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, free bikes and a garden, a private patio. The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms
Casa Fina provides accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower.
Home & Cottage
Founder’s Home & Cottage offers a 6 bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, a fully equipped Kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, as well as a coffee machine. A living room with flat screen TV, a dinning room, and a garden with a barbecue
Recommended Hotels in Boise
3 Star – Central Location
While staying at the Boise-Downtown Hampton Inn and Suites guests can enjoy relaxing in the indoor pool, working out in the modern fitness centre or browsing the internet with free wireless access. The hotel also offers 24-hour business facilities.
Inn at 500 Capitol
4 Star, Luxury
Offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service and free WiFi
The Grove Hotel
4 Star – Great Amenities
The Grove Hotel features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge and a terrace, At the hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, The Grove Hotel also provides on-site ATM machine and a business centre
Hotel 43 Boise
4 Star – Perfect Location
All rooms at Hotel 43 Boise are fitted with luxury bedding and features designer amenities and bathrobes in the en suite bathroom. Each one has a large work desk with an ergonomic chair and a 50” HD TV. There is a well-equipped fitness centre