Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its Winter Tour to Boise at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21. The show will feature all-new staging and effects of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group's show is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is the best representative of humanity.
A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage. Set in the 1940s in Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Visit MorrisonCenter.com for tickets and showtimes.
The Wintry Market will return for its ninth year from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 23-24, at JUMP. The free event features upscale and inventive indie art and crafts. The market's wares come from 70 regional artists and crafters. Come shop handmade for the holidays!
Cirque Musica: Holiday Wishes brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire family. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 26, at CenturyLink Arena, acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer will abound, all backed by holiday hits from a full symphony orchestra. For tickets, visit CenturyLinkArenaBoise.com.
Gather your family and friends and join in for this Thanksgiving morning tradition! The race starts at 9 a.m., Nov. 28, on Main Street between Capitol and Sixth Street. Visit TurkeyDay5KBoise.com to register.
Directed by Cheryl Blauer, Annie, the story of a plucky orphan in 1930s New York City, will hit the Boise Little Theater stage starting Nov. 29. Dealing with the "hard knock life" at her orphanage, Annie's fortunes change when she's taken in by industrialist Oliver Warbucks. Visit BoiseLittleTheater.org for tickets and additional showtimes.
Open nightly 6-9 p.m., the gardens are brought to life with clever and artful lighted displays that will delight all audiences. On select nights, Santa visits from the North Pole and local choirs perform. Tickets can be purchased online at IdahoBotanicalGarden.org or the gate.
You've never seen A Christmas Carol quite like this. Patrick Barlow's adaptation takes the classic tale of redemption and twists it with fourth-wall-breaking, unique scenery, ghosts and the most well-known curmudgeon this side of England. The show runs Dec. 1-14. Get tickets and showtimes at StageCoachTheatre.com.
At 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Kenny G will bring his "Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour" to town. The phenomenally successful instrumentalist and staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations will perform some of his greatest hits. The setlist will include songs from the 1994 Miracles: The Holiday Album. Visit MorrisonCenter.com for tickets.
From 3-4 p.m. Dec. 5, kids can practice their reading skills without worry by reading to a trained therapy dog! Bring your own book or borrow one from the Boise Library collection. A variety of pups are ready to hear tales of adventure, so visit the library each month to meet them all. See BoisePublicLibrary.org for more details.
Check out more than 300 vendors at this year's Boise Christmas Show. The event goes 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 62 and older, and free for children younger than 12.
At 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, the Boise Philharmonic and Master Chorale will join together to perform Handel's Messiah. This will be the 10th consecutive year for the tradition. For tickets, visit BoisePhil.org. Bring a pair of new, warm socks to help the groups reach the goal of 1,000 donated pairs before the end of December!
At 4 p.m. Dec. 7, tuba and euphonium musicians will take over the Idaho Capitol for Boise’s TubaChristmas. Members of this unique ensemble include student musicians from local high schools, middle schools and colleges/universities, and adult musicians from a variety of professions. It's been a tradition since 1992; you won't want to miss this free event.
More than 100 local amateur skaters will take to the ice to perform everything from a lively rock and roll opening number to classic holiday traditions. This year’s holiday-themed Jingle Blades features special guest star, Ashley Clark-US Pro Open Champion, sponsored by TAPHOUSE will perform "Fire on Ice!" Tickets are available through the CenturyLink Arena Box Office.
At 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, the Boise Bombers Wheelchair Rugby Team and the AdVenture Program present the eighth annual Toys for Tots Wheelchair Rugby Bash! The Bombers will play local rugby teams, but anyone can drop in and play. Whether spectating or playing, bring an unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. For more information, call 208.608.7681.
Ballet Idaho brings the holiday classic The Nutcracker to the Morrison Center stage Dec. 19-23. Follow Clara as she attends a party, encounters magical mice and witnesses a nutcracker doll transform into a handsome prince. The production features new sets and costumes and more than 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy. For tickets and times, visit BalletIdaho.org.
End 2019 in style and head into 2020 at the Idaho Potato Drop! Events start at 3 p.m. You'll find multiple live music acts, street performers, food and drink vendors, a USASA-sanctioned Olympic pre-qualifier Toyota rail jam event, fireworks, and, of course, the famous potato dropping at midnight. For an event schedule, check out IdahoPotatoDrop.com.