First Thursday - December 5, 2019 | 5-9pm

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Be Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown. Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new! Events typically run from 5:00 – 9:00pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing below for individual hours and details. View printable page of ALL First Thursday listings HERE.

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Thursday, December 5th Theme- Holiday Sip-N-Shop!

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First Annual Holiday Sip-N-Shop

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Grab your friends, round up the girls or make it the perfect 'date night' in Downtown Boise. Join us for an evening downtown as we host the first annual sip-n-shop event where you can drop off the kids, enjoy some down time while sampling some local wine and beer tastings, all while you get your holiday shopping done.
Given it's the season for caring and sharing, all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Boise chapter of Women's & Children's Alliance that fosters a community where individuals thrive in a safe, healthy relationships. In return, you'll be able to sip and swirl around town, enjoy savory local specials at restaurants, hotels and shops... its all included in this program.
With the purchase of your wine tasting ticket, you'll receive a souvenir glass to commemorate this special event.

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Re-POP Gifts

210 N 10th St • 208-991-6112

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First Thursday in December falls on a special day: Krampusnacht! Come meet Krampus and get a photo!
Refreshments, warm drinks, and beer tasting with Wallace Brewing (21+ w/I.D.).
A little history: On the evening of 5 December, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, Krampus visits homes and businesses, or in some places parades through the streets. In contrast to Santa Claus, Krampus punishes, or even steals naughty children.
Don't worry, our Krampus will not steal or punish children, but he can be a little frightening, so we don't recommend you bring small children that are easily scared. Gift card special, buy a $25 gift card get $5 gift card!
Shop our Mystery White Elephant Gift area; pre-wrapped gifts in a variety of price ranges perfect for White Elephant parties!

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Rediscovered Bookshop

180 N 8th St • (208) 376-4229


FIRST THURSDAY EVENT: Children's New Release Book Signing - - Milton & Odie and the Bigger-than-Bigmouth Bass.
On one side of a frozen lake, Odie imagines all the fish he'll catch today. On the other side of the lake, Milton is doubtful he'll catch anything at all. As each otter imagines what lurks--or doesn't lurk--under the ice, opposites attract, attitudes change, and a friendship is formed.
Mary Ann Fraser is a fiction and nonfiction illustrator as well as an author in her own right. She has worked on more than sixty books for children, including Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call, No Yeti Yet, and Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree.
Pre-order now available.

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