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What To Do On Christmas Day in the Treasure Valley

If you've got family coming to town for the holidays and you’re looking for the best ways to show them around the Valley, we’ve gathered up all the events, activities and restaurants that will be open on Christmas day. There is so much to see and do in Boise and the surrounding metro area, and there are many businesses opening their doors on the Christmas holiday to help you and yours get in the spirit.

Keep reading to find out what’s happening near you this Christmas Day!

Christmas Day Activities

Tubing at Gateway Parks

Reservations required

  • Twilight Tubing - $20
  • Daytime Tubing - $25
  • Season Pass - $159

Group discounts available

Buy Tickets Here

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Gateway Parks is Your Non-Stop Tubing Hill

What To Do On Christmas Day in the Treasure Valley

Catch a Movie at the Cinema

Regal Edwards

Open 10 am - 11 pm

  • Spider Man - No Way Home (PG-13)
  • Sing 2 (PG)
  • The Matrix Resurrections (R)
  • The King’s Man (R)
  • Licorice Pizza (R)

Check times here:

Regal Edwards Movie Times

The Flicks

Open 4 - 9:30 pm

  • Being The Ricardos (R)
  • Wolf (R)
  • C’mon C’mon (R)
  • Julia (PG-13)
  • Belfast (PG-13)
  • The French Dispatch (R)

Check times here:

The Flicks Movie Times

Ice Skating on Indian Creek Plaza

Tickets required!

Ticket price includes skates

Open 4 pm - 8 pm

  • 5 and under $5
  • General Admission $10

Purchase tickets here:

Indian Creek Ice Skating Tickets

Shred Some Snow

Bogus Basin

Single Day Lift Ticket - 

  • Adult (13 - 69) $39 
  • Teen (13 - 17) $29
  • Junior (7 - 12) $19
  • Child (0 -12) $10
  • Senior (70 - 110) $29

Buy tickets here:

Bogus Day Tickets

What To Do On Christmas Day in the Treasure Valley

Photo Credit: Bogus Basin

Tamarack Resort

Express Card Lift Ticket - 

  • Adult $100
  • Teen $65
  • Junior $48
  • Senior $65
  • Military $80

Buy tickets here:

Tamarak Tickets & Passes

Brundage Mountain Resort

Daily Lift Ticket - 

*must be purchased online

  • Adult (18 - 69) $88
  • Senior (70+) $55
  • Teen (13 - 17) $55
  • Youth (7 - 12) $37
  • Child (6 and under) FREE

Buy tickets here:

Brundage Lift Tickets

Soldier Mountain

Daily Lift Ticket - 

*must be purchased in-person

  • Adult (18 - 69) $49
  • Youth (6 - 17) $29
  • Child (0 - 5) FREE
  • Senior (70+) $19
  • Military Adult (18 - 69) $32
  • Military Youth (6 - 17) $21
  • Magic Carpet $19
  • Last Hour $19

View tickets here:

Soldier Tickets & Passes

Find Some Christmas Lights

Idaho Botanical Garden - Winter Garden aGlow

Open 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets Required

Members $12

Adults $15

Kids 4 -12 $12

Kids 3 and under FREE

Tickets & Information

Winter Garden aGlow Event Info

Scentsy Commons - Walk Through The Christmas Lights

Open 5 pm - 12 am

FREE Admission

Location: 2901 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID

Indian Creek Plaza - Winter Wonderland

Open Daily

FREE admission

Location: 120 S. Kimball, Caldwell, ID

Boise Christmas Lights Tour

Interactive Google Map showing you were to drive to see the best home Christmas lights displays!

Click here to learn more:

Boise Christmas Lights Tour Article

See The Best of The Treasure Valley

  • Walk Freak Alley
  • See the Idaho State Capitol building
  • Walk the Greenbelt at Barber Park
  • See the Snake River
  • Hike around Table Rock
  • Sit in the pink tree at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park
  • Walk around the Boise Train Depot

Visit a Hot Spring

Idaho has the most usable hot springs out of all states in the entire nation! Check out our list of commercial soaking pools. Here, for a small admission fee, you can soak to your heart's content!

*Check for reservations and prices on their websites

  • Gold Fork Hot Springs - Donnelly, ID
  • Mundo Hot Springs - Cambridge,ID
  • Lava Hot Springs & Spa - Lava Hot Springs,ID
  • Mountain Village Resort Hot Springs - Stanley, ID
  • Givens Hot Springs - Marsing, ID
  • The Springs - Idaho City, ID
  • Twins Springs Resort - Middle Fork Road, Boise, ID
  • Roystone Hot Springs - Sweet, ID
  • Miracle Hot Springs - Buhl, ID
  • Zims Hot Springs - New Meadows, ID
What To Do On Christmas Day in the Treasure Valley

Photo Credit: Mountain Village Resort

Volunteer For Your Community

Volunteering your time on Christmas day is a marvelous way to spread some true holiday spirit. There are a lot of events being held that day with the hopes of providing those in need with an jous and safe holiday experience. 

Here’s where you can volunteer on Christmas day!

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Not in the mood for the whole Christmas dinner? Want to be present during Christmas breakfast? These Treasure Valley restaurants are open and serving up delicious plates for the Christmas holiday this year!


  • Elmers
  • Denny’s
  • IHOP

Taking Reservations:

  • Chandlers
  • The Melting Pot
  • Kona Grill
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Stefano’s Tapas
  • Riverside Grill

Chinese Restaurants Open Christmas Day

  • Yen Ching
  • China Buffet

Looking for New Years Eve events? Click the link to discover all the events happening on the last day of the year!

Activities to Ring in the New Year in Boise

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