Looking for something fun to do in the Treasure Valley during your weekend? Every Thursday, I'll give you my pick of fun events you can attend to make the most of your weekend in the Treasure Valley! From family outings to date ideas, to adventurous experiences, get a little bit of everything on Zizly's Weekend Guide.


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    Credit: hiro-k

    Holiday Family Fun

    The holiday season is in full swing! That means there are a ton of fun family-friendly events happening all over the Treasure Valley. This weekend, you can check out:

    Winter Garden aGlow - Idaho Botanical Garden

    • The dazzling display of over 400,000 lights is in full display! Check out the magic, hang with Santa, see a G-scale model train, hear beautiful music from local choirs, and so much more. CLICK HERE for more info.
    • 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    • $12 adult / $10 member & youth (5-12) | 4 years and younger - FREE

    Treasure Valley Nigh Light Parade - Blaine St. Caldwell

    • Get ready for an awesome holiday parade sponsored by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.
    • Visit Santa at the Fire Station from 3 - 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 6 p.m.

    Meridian Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown Meridian / Generations Plaza

    • There will be more than 50 brightly lit floats at this awesome parade in downtown Meridian presented by Borton-Lakey Law and Policy.
    • After the parade, the giant Christmas tree will get an official lighting, followed by a fireworks show!
    • Friday, November 30 - 6:30 p.m - 7:45 p.m.



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    Credit: ogieurvil | Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Zoo Boise - Claus'N'Paws

    Free admission at Zoo Boise

    FREE ADMISSION AT ZOO BOISE! What? Yes, take the whole family to enjoy all Zoo Boise has to offer without spending a dime!

    Santa Claus will also be hanging out for pictures (a small donation is encouraged to benefit zoo programs).

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    Credit: monkeybusinessimages | Getty Images/iStockphoto

    12 Bars of Christmas Crawl

    Fun for those over 21

    If you're ready to take your ugliest sweater out for a spin, check out this awesome 21+ event.

    On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., get your friends and head to some of the best bars in downtown Boise. For $18, you get:

    • a 16oz Bad Santa Stadium Cup for all your drinks
    • Santa hat (for online orders while supplies last)
    • Wristband for entry and drink/food specials
    • no cover!
    • drink specials at participating bars

    To buy a ticket and for more info, CLICK HERE!

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