GO DO IT TODAY’S TOP EVENTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.