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Winter Garden aGlow

Nov 24 – Dec 31

Wed – Sun.

6p – 9:30p

Members & Youth (4-12): $14
Kiddos under 4: Free
Adults: $18

We'll see you in the next holiday season!

Welcome to the Garden's Winter Wonderland

Winter Garden aGlow – the Garden’s biggest fundraiser of the year – is a magnificent display of lights and decorations arranged throughout the Garden at night. Join us this holiday season as the Garden is transformed into a twinkling wonderland. Create memories with the ones you love and experience over 600,000 lights hung artfully among our landscape.

This event offers our community an opportunity to come together and experience many holiday traditions all in one place. With timed ticketing and no more one-way path, the lines are shorter and you have more space to enjoy the event at your own pace!

Tickets are limited. So, get yours early before they sell out! One-hour timed ticketing blocks are available every thirty minutes.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

We'll see you in the next holiday season!

Getting Here

Dogsled, walk, ice skate, or carpool. We love our planet and we love it when our guests use alternative forms of transportation. But if driving is a must, here are some directions!


Oh, did we mention parking is free?!  

2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho 83712

Free-range Exploration

Stocking Stuffer Station

Letters to Santa

Live Choirs

Pride in the Garden. December 18!

The Garden Grinch!

Santa’s Cottage Display

Holiday Music in the Plaza

Free Hot Cocoa & Cookies

Fire Pits throughout the Garden

Get your tickets soon!

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(208) 343-8649
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About the Event

Dress for the Weather

Buy those hand warmers in bulk. This event is outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Our event happens in snow or stars, rain or shine, and will only be canceled due to extreme weather.

Santa is back at the Garden!

We invited the Big Guy back to the Garden to help us celebrate the holidays and he agreed to make it down on his slow nights at the north pole. Come visit and take a picture with the Santa himself: 


Thursday, December 1 6PM-9PM

Sunday, December 4 6PM-9PM

Wednesday, December 7 6PM-9PM

Thursday, December 8 6PM-9PM

Sunday, December 11 6PM-9PM (Mr and Mrs Claus)

Wednesday, December 146PM-9PM

Thursday, December 15 6PM-9PM

Wednesday, December 21 6PM-9PM

Thursday, December 22 6PM-9PM


Free-range Exploration

Your aGlow, your way! No more one-way path. Explore at your pace and revisit your favorite spots.

Stocking Stuffer Station

We’ve got the best gifts for everyone on your list.

From garden and plant items to local artists and makers we’ve assembled a carefully curated inventory.

Stop by and see one of our friendly elves!

Santa’s Cottage Display

Be swept away to the North Pole as you peek into Santa and Mrs. Claus’ living room!

The Grinch!

The elusive Grinch is lurking around the Garden, can you find him and help his heart grow?


Back by popular demand, the song stylings of local schools will melt your heart and get you in the holiday spirit.


11/30 COTR Youth Choir

12/1 Common Ground Community Chorus

12/2 Riverglen Junior High

12/7 COTR Contemporary Band

12/8 Encore Theater Carolers

12/10 Boise State Choir

12/14 Honor Choir

12/15 COTR Adult Choir

12/16 Essential Jazz Caroling

12/18 Boise Choruses

12/22 North Junior High School Choir

Pride in the Garden: December 18th

One night only, Boise Pride will help us celebrate the holidays featuring the Gay and Lesbian Choruses. More info coming soon! 


Letters to Santa

Have the kids fill out a letter to Santa. Fun for everyone, especially when they get a reply!

Download your letter here!

Holiday Music in the Plaza

A curated mix of holiday music from Mix 106 to get you into the holiday mood.

Complimentary Hot Cocoa and Cookies

Keep everyone cozy and full with free cookies and snacks being handed out by IBG staff and volunteers.


Bring them any time, any night and redeem them at the gate. No pre-ticketing needed.


Looking for a fun, safe place to volunteer this winter? Help IBG create the magic! Join our festive Winter Garden aGlow Volunteer Team and make someone’s holiday a little brighter.

Become a volunteer here!

See what opportunities are available and sign up in Volgistics. Contact our Volunteer Manager, Karen, if you have any questions!

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