Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I couldn't be more thankful for the love and support you've all shown Boise With Kids over this past (almost) year! Knowing that the work I put into this "little corner of the internet" is making a difference in your family's life means the world. I am so thankful for the opportunity to do what I do.
This weekend really kicks off the holiday season and I'm so excited to share all of the fun and festive family-friendly events happening around town over the next month. For a roundup of "all things Holidays" in the Treasure Valley, head to our brand new Holidays Guide! You'll find recommendations on where to shop small + local, where to find fun and festive experiences and events, options for finding a fresh cut Christmas tree and a list of spots to get a photo with "the big man" himself.
Below are some weekend highlights but as always,
check the BWK Events Calendar for more details!
Friday, November 25th - Black Friday:
-Lots of local stores are kicking off the holiday season with Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday sales! I'll share as much as I can on our Instagram and Facebook Stories but I highly recommend checking out the wonderful local makers, shops and businesses listed on our Holidays Guide. (Check the Guide and their websites/social media accounts for specifics!)
-Baby Maven Boutique
-City Kid Boutique
-Baby Blues + Pink
-Artisans of Idaho
-Teal Magnolia Gifts
-Blue Cow Frozen Yogurt
-Discovery Center of Idaho
-Children's Museum of Idaho
-Pojos Family Fun Center
-208 Supply Co
-All Weather Adventuring
-One the Hunt: Boise
-A While Ago in Idaho
-Bruce Beef Ranch CSA
-Freeze Dried Depot
-Paolian Sweets + More
-Idaho Preferred Gift Boxes
-Boise State Broncos Football vs. Utah State University Aggies Football at 10am
-The Idaho Adoption Coalition is joining with BSU to celebrate National Adoption + Foster Care Month. IAC is partnering with the Impact Scholars Program at BSU. This is a program that supports students who have experienced living in the foster care system at any point in their years prior to college. Current Impact Scholar students will be connecting with children in foster care and children who have been adopted during a special tailgate from 9-10am. There is also a fundraiser starting at noon at Top Dog Grill Cart near the main parking garage. If you can't make it to the game but would like to support these special students you can donate here.
-Downtown Tree Lighting: Adorned with more than 5,000 lights and a custom-made tree topper, City of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean will light the tree during a candlelit celebration at 5pm on the Grove Plaza.
-Opening Day of "Holidays at the Farm" - Get a fresh cut Christmas tree, visit Santa, have hot chocolate, take fun family photos and more!
-Start Christmas shopping at Rediscovered Books and see Esteban, the Green Crayon from The Day the Crayons Quit is at the Rediscovered Books Boise store from 5-6pm.
-Christmas in Color begins at Expo Idaho! Use code BECCA15 for 15% off.
Saturday, November 25 - Shop Small Saturday:
-Check out the Treasure Valley's amazing local businesses and support them on this special shopping day! See the list above (or on the Holidays Guide) for some of our favorites!
-The City of Nampa invites the community to the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration on Saturday, November 26. November 26 is also Shop Small Saturday and Downtown Nampa is a great place to start your holiday shopping. Free carriage rides (thanks to event sponsors and the Business Improvement District) in front of Nampa Train Depot: 12-1pm for guests with special needs 1-4 pm general admission Sign up near tree at NW corner of Front and 12th Ave; first come, first serve. Sign ups begin at 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Claus will be reading at the Nampa Public Library from 1-1:30 p.m. The tree lighting entertainment will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the tree lighting at 6 p.m. The Nampa Farmer's Market will hold the Winter Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Lloyd Square.
-Esteban, the Green Crayon from The Day the Crayons Quit is at the Rediscovered Books Caldwell store from 3-4pm.
-Idaho Nonprofit Center's Night Out at the Steelheads: Did you snag the special tickets I posted about on Instagram? If so we'll see you there! If not but you'll be at the game, check out the "chuck a puck" game which will help support the Idaho Nonprofit Center and all it does to support the amazing nonprofits in our state.
Looking to see some holiday light displays or want to take the family ice skating or snowtubing this weekend? Ready to get a fresh Christmas tree?
We've got allllllllll the details on our Holidays Guide!