TODAY’S TOP EVENTS
Christmas at the Cathedral: 2 and 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Features the music of composer Joseph Martin and his newest Christmas work “The Song Heard ‘Round the World.” Free.
“Merry Christmas to You”: 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1144 N. Washington Ave., Emmett. Musical by Emmett’s Multi-church Choir. Free.
Allen Stone: 7 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $15, $25 and $45. Ticketfly.
The Black Lillies: 7 p.m. at The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Special guest: Samantha Crain. $15. eventbrite.com.
Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons: 8:30 p.m. at Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Like a Rocket. $10. Ticketweb. $12 at the door.
Boise Little Theater’s “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”: 2 p.m. at 100 E. Fort St. $15 general, $12 seniors, students and children 17 and younger, in advance. $17 and $13 at the door. 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
Stage Coach Theatre’s “A Nice Family Christmas”: 2 p.m. at 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS DEC. 10-15 Festivals/fairs
Winter Garden aglow: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily (last admission at 9 p.m.), through Jan. 1, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Display of more than 380,000 sparkling lights with special visits from Santa, local choirs, vendors, more. $10 general, $8 IBG members and children 5-12, in advance. Admission is $2 more at the gate, free for ages 4 and younger. 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. Scentsy’s Point of Lights Christmas Event: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12, Scentsy Commons, 2901 E. Pine Ave., Meridian. Christmas carols and holiday music, Santa, Clyde the Camel, complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, picture opportunities in front of the lights. Free. Christmas Lights Tours: 6 and 8 p.m. Monday-saturday, Dec. 10-22 and 26-29, Elmer’s Restaurant, 1385 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Enclosed, heated trolley for a 75-minute tour of Christmas lights, accompanied by music. $16 general, $14 students, seniors, active military with ID, $7 children 7-12, $3 children 2-6, free for ages 2 and younger. 208-570-9025, boisetownshiptours.com.
Holiday Lights Trolley Tours: 7 p.m. Dec. 10-27 (closed Dec. 12, 14 and 25), Evergreen Business Mall, Cole and Ustick roads, Boise. Nightly tours start at 7 p.m.; additional tour times will be offered at 6 and 8 p.m. the closer we get to Christmas. $18 general, $10 children 3-12, $5 ages 2 and younger. 208-4330849, boisetrolleytours.com. Santa’s Wonderland: Daily through Dec. 24, Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Write a letter to Santa and enjoy other free family holiday activities (crafts, games, coloring stations), free 4x6 photos with Santa. Also, a designated toy drop-off site for Toys for Tots. Free. For hours and details: cabelas.com/santafree.
Holiday Open House: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Hear the story of the Polar Express and meet Santa and his elves. Also, two train sets on display, face painting, food vendors, toy drive for Toys for Tots. Free.
City Santa: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 15, D.L. Evans Bank, 890 W. Main St., Boise. Tell Santa your Christmas wishes and get a picture take with Old St. Nick. Donations benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. downtownboise.org/events/city-santa.
Handmade Holiday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road. Make a wreath, ornaments and decorations from recycled or reusable household items. Also, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday carols by a local choir group, treats. 208-608-7300.
Borah Choirs present “Joy to the World”: 7 p.m. Dec. 11-12, Borah High School auditorium, 6001 W. Cassia, Boise. Free.
Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Sports cards, entertainment cards, memorabilia and collectibles. Hosted by Jerry’s Rookie Shop. Free.
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