GO DO IT TO­DAY’S TOP EVENTS

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Ac­tiv­i­ties

Na­tional Hobby Shop Day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jerry’s Rookie Shop, 3021 W. State St., Boise. In-store spe­cials, free promo packs, free pizza start­ing at noon. Get a free raf­fle ticket with any pur­chase (one raf­fle ticket per cus­tomer) to win one of three au­to­graphed mini foot­ball hel­mets.

Skate with Santa: 3 to 6 p.m. at In­dian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kim­ball Ave., Cald­well. Snap a free photo with Santa and give him your wish list. Free. in­di­an­creek­plaza.com.

Fes­ti­vals/Fairs

Cookie Bear Pan­cake Break­fast and Gin­ger­bread Fes­ti­val: 9 to 11 a.m. at Wa­hooz Fam­ily Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Mar­lin Lane, Merid­ian. Break­fast, cookie and or­na­ment dec­o­rat­ing; sto­ry­telling; hol­i­day crafts; games, prizes; pic­tures with the Cookie Bear; view­ing and vot­ing on gin­ger­bread house en­tries. $15 per per­son, in­cludes pan­cake break­fast; $32.99 pack­age in­cludes a dis­counted three-hour play pass. ida­ho­press.com/events/ cook­iebear.

City Santa: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 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. Kram­pus Con — Bizarre Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ABU Games, 7211 W. Colo­nial St., Boise. Artist Al­ley, guest speak­ers, comics, cos­play, games, more. Free, but $10 gets you early ad­mis­sion plus an ex­clu­sive Kram­pus krate with prizes, good­ies, coupons, more. De­tails on Face­book.

Merid­ian Chil­dren’s Win­ter­land Fes­ti­val: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Merid­ian Boys and Girls Club, 911 N. Merid­ian Road. Christ­mas-themed games, crafts, pic­tures with Santa, or­na­ment mak­ing, trol­ley rides, more. Ad­mis­sion is free with a cash or canned food do­na­tion for the Merid­ian Food Bank. christ­mas­in­merid­ian.org.

Christ­mas at the Li­brary: 11 a.m. at Nampa Pub­lic Li­brary, 215 12th Ave. S. Per­for­mances by the En­core Car­ol­ers and Merry TubaChrist­mas, pho­tos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hol­i­day crafts, and cook­ies, hot co­coa and ap­ple cider. Free. 208-4684474, nam­pal­i­brary.org.

Ea­gle Coun­try Christ­mas: 1to 6 p.m. at Her­itage Park, 185 E. State St., Ea­gle. Horse-drawn car­riage rides, mu­sic by chil­dren’s choirs, pho­tos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hol­i­day mar­ket, free hot co­coa, free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in heated tents, Christ­mas tree light­ing (5:30 p.m.). Bring a new or gen­tly used win­ter coat, or like win­ter items, for the One Warm Coat Drive ben­e­fit­ing the Boise Res­cue Mis­sion. Free. city­ofea­gle.org/ coun­trychrist­mas.

Night Light Pa­rade: 6 p.m. in Kuna. Starts at Bernie Fisher Park and heads west down Main Street to Av­enue D. The city’s tree light­ing cer­e­mony will fol­low the pa­rade at Bernie Fisher Park, 201 W. Main St. Be­fore the pa­rade, Kuna’s 4th Street Gym will host sev­eral events, in­clud­ing a chil­dren’s car­ni­val and photo op­por­tu­ni­ties with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m.

Mu­sic

Opera Idaho Chil­dren’s Cho­ruses’ Hol­i­day Con­cert: 11 a.m. at the Idaho State Capi­tol, 700 W. Jef­fer­son St., Boise. Free. The Musettes present “The Magic of Christ­mas”: 2and7 p.m. at the Nampa Civic Cen­ter, 311 3rd St. S. Tunes like “Deck the Halls,” “Let Him In” and “In the Sta­ble” will be per­formed. Free. nam­pacivic­cen­ter.com. Ida Ho Ho Ben­e­fit Con­cert: 7 p.m. at the Vis­ual Arts Col­lec­tive, 3638 Osage St., Gar­den City. Fea­tur­ing Sun Blood Sto­ries, Eilen Jewell, Ful­ton and Hunt, Andy By­ron and many oth­ers. Ben­e­fits the Women’s and Chil­dren’s Al­liance. $15 at eventbrite.com, $20 at the door. Boise Phil Hol­i­day Pops: 7:30 p.m. at the Mor­ri­son Cen­ter, 2201 Ce­sar Chavez Lane, Boise. $25-$72, $12 stu­dents. Fam­ily pack­ages start at $50. 208-3447849, boisephil.org.

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. Red Fang: 7 p.m. at The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Open­ing: Telekinetic Yeti. $18. eventbrite.com.

Sports

Boise State Bron­cos men’s bas­ket­ball vs. Cen­tral Washington: 2 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20. 208-426-4737, bron­cosports.com/tick­ets.

Idaho Steelheads hockey vs. Utah Griz­zlies: 7:10 p.m. at Cen­tu­ryLink Arena, 233 S. Capi­tol Blvd., Boise. $20-$43. 208-331-8497, ida­hos­teel­heads.com.

The­ater

“Christ­mas Car­ols”: 8:30 p.m. at The Bal­cony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Pre­sented by Lip­sInc!, Idaho’s pro­fes­sional fe­male im­per­son­ation troupe. $20. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended: 208-368-0405.

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