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2022 Downtown Boise Holiday Tree

Presented by Boise Cascade

Thanksgiving Weekend through the Holiday Season 2022

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Boise with free, family friendly events! The season kicks off with a spectacular holiday tree lighting event the evening of Friday, November 25 in The Grove Plaza. Adorned with more than 5,000 lights and a custom-made tree topper, the 35-foot tree is Boise Cascade’s gift to our downtown. Throughout Downtown Boise is decorated with brightly lit wreaths, almost 350 streetlights wrapped with lights, and 12 intersections glittering with snowflake swags made possible by Downtown Boise Association.

The holiday tree is designated as the City’s ‘Giving Tree’ surrounded with over 4,000 gift tags supporting the families of Women’s and Children’s Alliance.


Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 25, 2022

5:00PM – Event Begins! Pickup Candle Cups and Prepare to Light Up The Grove Plaza
5:15PM – Opening Remarks & Introduction by Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Jenn Hensley and Women & Children’s Alliance CEO Bea Black
5:20PM – Performance & Lesson by Fred Astaire Dance Studios
5:30PM – Remarks & Chorus Group Intro by Boise Cascade
5:35PM – Performance by Boise Women's Chorus & Boise Gay Men's Chorus
5:45PM – City of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean Remarks and Introduction of Community Guests Dan Nelson & Nawid Mousa & Lighting
6:00PM – Closing Performance by Boise Women's Chorus & Boise Gay Men's Chorus


Giving Tree

Friday, November 25 – Friday, December 16, 2022
WCA is open Monday – Friday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Give back to your community by picking up a gift tag off the garland surrounding the holiday tree! Each of the over 4,000 tags note a wish list item from the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA). Pick up a tag or two, shop for the requested item, then drop off your new, unwrapped gift to WCA at:

720 W Washington St
Boise, ID 83702

Donations must be dropped off by Friday, December 16th to ensure delivery to WCA families in time for Christmas!


About the Tree

This year’s tree was donated by Stuart Robinson of Boise. The tree was originally planted in the front yard of the Robinson family’s Boise home over 20 years ago. Mr. Robinson needed to remove the tree and opted to graciously donate it to serve as the Holiday Tree for the City of Boise. The tree will be cut and transported to The Grove Plaza the morning of Monday, November 14th.

He shared that “My dad was in the Air Force, so I had lived in many places growing up. In 1954, we officially made Boise our home and about 24 years ago I planted this tree in our front yard. I have watched, read, and participated in the annual Downtown Boise tradition every year, so I am happy and excited to donate this tree for the holiday season.”


Don’t miss other fun holiday events including Small Business Saturday, City Santa, and member events listed on the Downtown Boise events calendar.