I can't believe Thanksgiving is a week away! Other than Thanksgiving meal/party prep, what's on tap for your family this upcoming weekend? If you need some ideas, you've come to right place. Here's a little roundup of family-friendly weekend events. Get all the details and see more events on our events calendar.
Thursday, November 17th:
-Merry Grinchmas Makers Market by Holiday House Boutique from 9-6 @ Scentsy Commons Nov 17-19th
-"Over 90 makers & artisans to shop from.
🎄 Seasonal Decor
🎄 Signs & Baby Items
🎄 Jewelry & Candles
🎄 Gifts & DIY kits
🎄 Home Decor
🎄 So Much More!!
Door Prizes, Complimentary Hot Cocoa Bar, Contests & so much fun!! Distribution Center @ 2701 Pine Street - NOT IN MAIN TOWER. See map for best directions!!"
-The Village Tree Lighting is from 6-7pm in Fountain Square
"Join us in Fountain Square as we light the tree and welcome Santa for the season to The Village at Meridian. Bring the family and friends to enjoy free entertainment including a performance by Vocalocity, meet Christmas Bear, Frosty, The Elves and take your photo with our Holiday stilt walkers. Kids of all ages will enjoy helping Santa light the tree with magic wands, a special Fountain Show to kick off the festivities, fireworks and more. Come early to grab your seat and book your Santa Visit reservations today by following this link https://bit.ly/3hlA7Mo "
Friday, November 18th:
-Merry Grinchmas Makers Market by Holiday House Boutique Day 2 (see above for details)
-Indian Creek Plaza - Winter Wonderland Opening Weekend:
"Every year, the City of Caldwell decorates Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell with over a million lights! Come join us in viewing the lights during opening weekend.
Winter Wonderland Festival is hosted by Destination Caldwell & Indian Creek Plaza and is completely free to attend - you can visit Santa, go ice skating, eat your favorite treat, or start your holiday shopping with a variety of vendors. We have everything you need to kick off the holidays right here in downtown Caldwell!
The holiday lights along Indian Creek are on for display from November 19 - January 9, the lights turn on automatically at dusk each night. (the best parking is along the Railroad from 5th Ave to 12th Ave)."
***Visit with Santa Friday and Saturday from 6:00-9:00 PM at Winter Wonderland. He will be located at the Caldwell Train Depot. Santa visits are FREE thanks to Homes of Idaho!***
-Wintry Market Nov 18th from 3-8pm and Nov 19 from 10-6pm at the Boise Convention Centre on the Grove Plaza
"Wintry Market is Idaho’s premier curated Winter maker’s market showcasing the best of art, craft and design. This event is an upscale and inventive indie art/craft show in Boise every November recently named the best holiday bazaar in Idaho by Food & Wine magazine and one of the best in the West by Sunset magazine. Wintry Market consists of innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods by 135 regional artists & crafters. For over a decade we have prided ourselves as being an affordable marketplace for one-of-a-kind goods. Food, coffee & drinks (alcoholic + non) available for purchase on site (no outside food or drinks allowed except water bottles). Come enjoy a creative weekend with us and shop handmade for the holidays! Event Details: We are excited to present our 11th year of Wintry Market on Friday Nov 18th from 3-8pm and Saturday Nov 19th from 10am to 6pm on the main floor of the Boise Convention Centre downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza at 850 W. Front Street, Boise, ID 83702 (entry through the front doors facing the fountain only). Tickets: Admission is $10 for Friday (good both days) $5 for Saturday, Children 12 and under are free. Buy them online until Nov 16 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wintry-market-2022-tickets-444146783987 Cash + cards accepted at the door during the event. Find our full list of 135 of the most amazing artists, makers + vintage dealers in the Northwest that will be at this year's show here: https://www.wintrymarket.com/wintrymarket/
Saturday, November 19th:
-Merry Grinchmas Makers Market by Holiday House Boutique Day 3 (see above for details)
-Wintry Market Day 2 (see above for details)
-DINO-vember at the Watershed from 9-12
"It's a dinosaur party for DINO-vember! Join the WaterShed for a dino dig, dinosaur-themed crafts, dino story time, a scavenger hunt and more! Free geodes to the first 200 visitors - kids can crack them open on-site!"
-Celtic Holiday performance at the Nampa Civic Center at 2 and 7pm
"Irish Dance Idaho welcomes you to Celtic Holiday! Our dancers will be performing traditional and modern soft shoe and hard shoe pieces to Irish music from around the globe! We're excited to share our end of the year recital that has been 2 years in the making! Our 2pm Matinee highlights our Beginner and Intro dancers and the 7pm Show has special guests along with Irish Dance Idaho's most advanced dancers."
Did we miss any awesome events? Let us know in the comments!