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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right the holiday season is here and as you know, the people at Meridian Automotive love being active in the Meridian, Idaho community. There are a lot of really great things going on in Meridian (and the surrounding areas) this time of year so we thought we would share some with you.

2019 Holiday Lights and Events near meridian Idaho

Here are eight great things happening in and around Meridian this 2019 holiday season:

Winter Garden aGlow

Where: Idaho Botanical Garden

When: November 28, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $12/adult, $10/child (4-12), Free three and under

Website:  https://idahobotanicalgarden.org/event/winter-garden-aglow-2019/2019-11-28/

This holiday season see the 14-acre botanical garden transformed into a winter wonderland with over 500 thousand twinkling lights. Enjoy live music, visit Santa and make lasting family memories. If you haven’t finished shopping, stop in the Garden Store for the perfect holiday gift.

Magic of the Holidays Light Show

Where: The Village at Meridian, above Anthropologie

When: December 12, 2019 – December 23, 2019

Time: Every half-hour from 6:15pm – 10:45pm

Cost: Free

Website:  https://www.thevillageatmeridian.com/event/The-Magic-of-the-Holidays-Light-Show/2145535335/

The Village at Meridian with the help of animation expert Paintscaping Inc. has transformed one of the iconic Village at Meridian buildings into a holiday light show experience for the 12 days of Christmas! All ages can enjoy the show which alternates with the phenomenal fountain show which choreographs lights, fountains and holiday music every hour on the hour and on the half-hour. The Magic of the Holiday show will take place above Anthropologie.

Children’s Winterland Festival

Where:  Meridian Boys and Girls Club

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: Free with a donation to the Meridian Food Bank

Website:  http://www.christmasinmeridian.org/winterland.html

Enjoy Christmas themed games, photos with Santa, ornament decorating, cookie decorating, letters to Santa and so much more! Booths at the event are all run by volunteers from local organizations, businesses, and people who want to help their community.

Twilight Christmas Market

Where:  Meridian City Hall

When:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: Noon – 7:00pm

Cost:   Free

Website:  http://www.christmasinmeridian.org/market.html

For several years, Meridian City Hall has hosted a unique shopping experience with its weekday Christmas marketplace featuring hand-crafted gifts. This year the event takes place on Wednesday, December 11. Enjoy seasonal foods and holiday treats while you shop.

36th Annual Christmas Run

Where: Boise High School

When:  Saturday, December 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost:   $35 adult, $25 child

Website:  https://www.ymcatvidaho.org/runs/christmas-run/

Celebrate the holidays as a family and create a new tradition by running or walking together in the YMCA’s annual Christmas Run. At the finish line, treat yourself to hot soup and bagels. Don’t forget to stop by the annual Christmas Costume Contest which will occur at 9:30 am on the steps of the Boise High School.

Christmas on the Farm

Where: Lowe Family Farmstead, 2500 South Eagle Road in Kuna

When:  Fridays and Saturdays December 6, 2019 – December 21, 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Fridays, 2:00pm – 9:00pm Saturdays

Cost:   $12, children three and under are free

Website: https://www.farmsteadfestival.com/christmas

Admission includes a visit with Santa, Christmas cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, sleigh ride and the chance to meet REAL reindeer- Juniper & Evergreen. Firepits are available to rent, and trees are for sale (while supplies last).

Breakfast with Santa

Where: Chick-fil-A, Village at Meridian

When:  Saturday, December 7, 2019, and Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 7:30am

Cost:   $10

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/512901759529426/

Enjoy a festive morning filled with breakfast, a fun holiday activity, and pictures with Santa himself!

Idaho Potato Drop

Where: Idaho State Capitol

When:  Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 3:00pm – 1:00am

Cost:   Free

Website: https://idahopotatodrop.com/

Ring in the New Year at Idaho’s signature event, the Idaho Potato Drop. This family event features live music, great food, fireworks and more! Don’t miss your opportunity to bring in the New Year Idaho style!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Meridian Automotive! We hope our list helps you enjoy some quality time with the ones you love, this holiday season.

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