December 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended.

Northern Idaho

11/30-12/3 “What the Constitution Means to Me”:
A Humorous, Intelligent and Personal Look at the U.S. Constitution, in the form of a play. Author Heidi Shreck reflects on her connection to the U.S. Constitution and the role it plays in her life, her mother’s life, and her grandmother’s life. 10 PM, 404 W Sweet Ave, Moscow

1     Kamiah Chamber of Commerce & Kamiah Emergency Services Christmas Lights Parade: Kamiah

1     Kamiah Valley Historical Museum “Christmas Fund-raiser”, Kamiah

1-2        European Christmas Market: This market will include a wide variety of vendors from Germany, Austria and other countries. Fri 4 PM – 8 PM, Sat 10 AM – 6 PM. McIntire Park, Hayden

1-2.       Home For The Holidays: Come to Wallace

8-9 the first two weekends in December for our Home For The Holidays Festival. Wallace

1-10     Children’s Village Holiday Gift Drive: Hagadone Marine Group, 1000 S Marina Dr., Coeur d’Alene

2     Festival of Trees: Pierce Gem Community event. 5:30 PM – 8 PM, Community Center, Pierce

2     Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival: 10 AM – Noon, Red Lion Hotel, Post Falls

4     Musicianship Festival: 9 AM, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene

9-10     Lewiston Christmas Extravaganza: Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. Lewiston

16   Kendy’s Kids Free Shopping Event: 2 PM – 6 PM, Kamiah Senior Meal Site, 125 Maple St, Kamiah

11/24-12/17     Elf On The Shelf: Merchandise  Scavenger Hunt. Downtown Coeur  d’Alene

Southwestern Idaho

1-31     Christmas in Color: Come experience Christmas like never before! Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. 5:30 PM – 10 PM. West Parking Lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

1     Boise Birding: Free class for beginner to expert birders. 9 AM – 10 AM, followed by the options to go birding. Binoculars available to borrow. Registration required: 208-608-7810.Foothills Learning Center; 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

1     Arenacross: 3:30 AM – 10:30 PM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

1-2        Vintage Market Days: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

1-2        Bird Seed Sale: 9 AM – 5 PM. MK Nature Center, Boise

1-3        The Boise Christmas Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

1-29     MASH: Meridian After School Hangout: SCHOOL DAYS. Students in grades 6th – 12th are invited to join library staff after school to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends. Meridian Library District, W Cherry Ln, Meridian

2     Museum Work Day: 8:00 AM. Volunteers Welcome. Lunchtime Seminar (BYOL): Gipson Scholar Presentations. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

2     Reindeer Ramble: 9 AM – 11:30 AM, Hunter’s Creek Sports Park, 1500 N Star Rd., Star

2     Tuba Christmas: 5 PM, Idaho State Capitol, Boise

2, 9       Capital City Public Market: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 827 W Main St. Boise

2-3        Eagle Country Christmas: 660 E Civic Ln, Eagle

3     Boise State University Theatre Arts – A Charlie Brown Christmas: 2 PM – 6 PM, The Danny Peterson Theatre, 2201 W Cesar Chavez L, Boise

3     Eguberriko Azoka – Basque Christmas Market: 6 PM – 11 PM, Grove St., Boise

5     Evening lecture for adults, “Wild Horse Management in the West”: Sam Mattise, retired BLM employee, will talk about the management challenges with wild mustangs. Find out where they live, their impacts on wildlife habitat and how they are managed. 6:30 PM, MK Nature Center, Boise

6-31     Winter Garden Aglow: WED-SUN. 6 PM – 9 PM. Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

7-28:    $3 Thursdays at Zoo Boise: THURSDAYS. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise

8-10     Whoville Block Party & “AKA Santa’s Workshop “: Noon – 2 PM, Community Center, Middleton

8-10     Jurassic Quest: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

9-10     Boise Philharmonic’s “Holiday Pops”: Morrison Center, Boise

12   AARP ID, Holiday Luncheon: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 315 Stampede Dr., Nampa

16   Volunteer at Idaho Food Bank: 4 PM – 6 PM, 3630 E Commercial Ct, Meridian

16   Christmas Craft Fair: Free. 9 AM, Center at the Park,1920 N Records Way, Meridian

16   Hand & Paw Day – Christmas 2023: 11 AM – 1 PM, LifeSpring Christian Church, 174 N Star Rd, Star

16   HELP Center: 10 AM – 1 PM KofC Health Equipment Loan Program, (HELP), 2900 E Railroad St, Nampa

20   Free Admission for Seniors (62+): Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park, Boise

Southern Idaho

7-9        Come enjoy the 35th anniversary of wonderment and mystery of this Mini-Cassia timeless classic performance of “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 7 and 8th at 7:30 PM and Dec. 9 for a matinee at 2 PM. As always tickets will be available at the door, but it is recommended you pre-purchase your tickets. King Arts Center, Burley

Central Idaho

2     Annual Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar: 9 AM – 5 PM, Ernest Hemingway STEAM School, Ketchum

4     Story Time at The Community Library: 10:30 AM, Ketchum

Eastern Idaho

11/28-12/2        Festival Of Trees: Fri, 10 AM – 9 PM, Rigby City Library, 110 N State St., Rigby

1     ISU Brass Studio Concert: 2:30 – 4:30 AM, Fine Arts, 698 E. Dillon St., Pocatello

2     Pocatello’s Winter Wonderland: 10 AM – 6 PM, Bannock County Event Center, 10588 Fairground Dr, Pocatello

7     “20 years later: How to grow a museum, the inside scoop”: Museum Club. 3 PM – 4:30 PM, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

8-9        Joy to the World Holiday Concert: L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

13   Customer Appreciation Day: 9 AM – 10 PM, Lava Hot Springs

16   Santa’s Winter Wonderland: Noon – 4 PM, Elks Lodge, 410 S Main St, Pocatello

16   Season of Note Christmas with the Celts: 2:30 PM – 5 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU, Pocatello

19-21    The Nutcracker: Idaho State University, Pocatello

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About Les Tanner

Les Tanner is shown here with his late wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for more than sixty years, and who also was on the staff of IDAHO magazine. When Les, a retired teacher, isn’t working on the magazine's calendar, proofreading, fishing, writing, playing pickleball, or pulling weeds, he’s out looking for Jimmy the cat.

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