Downtown Boise Holiday Tree Lighting

November 27, 2020; 5:00-6:30pm; The Grove Plaza

Presented by Idaho Central Credit Union

The Tree Lighting is a Downtown Boise Tradition! Boise Mayor McLean lights up the holiday tree on The Grove Plaza in Downtown Boise, while families in attendance sing carols and join in the candle lighting ceremony. The community is invited to attend this traditional event that lights up downtown and welcomes the holiday season to the Treasure Valley. Grab a coffee/hot chocolate from any nearby coffee shop downtown!

Giving Tree: Each gift tag surrounding the tree during Friday’s ceremony will have a Wish List item from the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA). You’re encouraged to take a tag benefiting families at the shelter. Items can be dropped off at the WCA or any of the following Idaho Central Credit Union branch locations: 

Downtown Branch
200 N. 4th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Vista Branch
2770 S. Vista Ave.
Boise, ID 83705

Fairview Branch
11255 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, ID 83713

Donations must be dropped off by December 20th to ensure delivery to the WCA in time for Christmas!

Special Thanks to the partners who make the tree lighting ceremony possible: Idaho Central Credit Union, City of Boise Mayor’s Office, Boise City Forestry, KTVB, and the members and merchants of the Downtown Boise Association. 

For a calendar of all the family holiday events in Downtown Boise this season, go to

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Holiday Tree Lighting strives to be accessible and accommodating to all downtown visitors and event attendees. This event provides accessible bathrooms, wheelchair access and most furniture are movable. Please find the event manager on site during the event to answer questions or assist with accessibility needs. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Accessible parking stalls can be found throughout downtown and in the nearby public parking garages. For individual questions about our event accessibility or for advanced accommodation requests related to a disability, please email