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Your Last-Minute Guide to Holiday Lights in Boise

Last updated December 15, 2020 by Totally Boise

As 2020 quickly comes to an end (and thank goodness for many of us), there are still many fun activities for families to enjoy, such as Christmas lights! Here are spots in Boise to see some amazing Christmas lights before the holidays end!

Winter Garden aGlow

A Boise favorite! The Winter Garden Aglow has been turned into a magical garden of lights. A great way to enjoy the winter air and explore the Botanical Garden and all of its galore. Kids can send out letters to Santa. Warm drinks and snacks will be offered by local vendors.

COVID-19: In order to ensure the safety and social distancing of guests, tickets must be purchased online in advance. Winter Garden aGlow goes through December 27th.

Winter Garden aGlow

Photo Credit: Idaho Botanical Gardens

Location: Idaho Botanical Gardens

Time: Reservations required, multiple times available

Price: $12-15 Kids 3 and under are FREE


Idaho Botanical Gardens

Christmas in Color

Holiday fun for the whole family without ever having to leave your car! Christmas in Color brings holiday music synced with light arches, reindeer and other exciting fixtures. This COVID-19 safe light show is a great way to spend time with family while staying warm. Grab some hot chocolate from a local coffee shop and snacks to make it the best light show ever!

Christmas in Color

Photo Credit: Christmas in Color

Location: Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St, Garden City

Time: Reservations made in 30 minute increments.

Price: $30 per vehicle


Christmas In Color

Armor Light Show

A Boise local has taken it upon themselves to create an amazing light show for the community. Raising money this year for Idaho Food Bank the light show will be open to the public through the New years night! A selfless act, it’s refreshing to see Christmas cheer throughout Boise, especially during the pandemic. It is asked to not block driveways and other vehicles while stopping by for the fun light show.

Location: 3426 N. Armor St., Boise

Time: Sunday-Thursday 5:30 P.M. -10 P.M. & Friday-Saturday 5:30 P.M.- 11 P.M.

Price: FREE


Armor Light Show

Indian Creek Plaza

Indian Creek Plaza is bringing Caldwell its own winter wonderland! Going through January, there will be lights shining through downtown Caldwell. Turning its downtown into a COVID friendly , yet beautiful outdoor festival, there will be plenty of snacks, shopping, and other holiday fun to be had.

Indian Creek Plaza

Photo Credit: Indian Creek Plaza

Location: Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S., Kimball, Caldwell

Time: See website for activity schedule, lights are turned on at dusk.

Price: FREE


Indian Creek Plaza

Scentsy Commons Lights Walk Through

Back for another year, Scentsy Commons is bringing us over 45 miles of wonderful trees, the walk through light tunnel, and new this year a 65 foot Christmas tree. You can find this dazzling light display daily from sunset to sunrise through New Years Day.

COVID-19: Idahoans are responsible for keeping their neighbors safe with social distancing and required masks.

Scentsy Commons Light Show

Photo Credit: Scentsy Facebook

Location: Scentsy Commons

Time: Daily beginning at 6PM

Price: FREE for all.

Aside from spending time with family and friends, light shows are a tradition for many to enjoy during the holiday season.

This year, holiday cheer may seem hard to find, but there are still plenty of ways to find joy this holiday season. Whether you decide you want to visit your local neighborhood to find lights, or experience a socially distanced outdoor event. Find your holiday spirit this year with holiday lights throughout the city of Boise!

Check out more neighborhood an areas in the valley that go all out for the holiday season:

Boise Christmas Lights




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