Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
November 25, 2019

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Boise's Tree Lighting Celebration
This Friday, November 29, 2019
November 25, 2019 - The lighting of the Downtown Boise Holiday Tree is a tradition for hundreds of families. Boise Mayor David Bieter will light the tree during a candlelit celebration presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. A military family from the Idaho Army National Guard will be joining Mayor Bieter on stage for the countdown.

About the Tree: This year’s tree was donated by The Woodward Family of Boise. The tree was originally planted in the Woodward family home’s front yard about 40 years ago. It’s now grown so wide, blocking the sidewalk and entrance to a garage, the family needed to remove the tree from the yard and is donating it to serve as the Holiday Tree for the City of Boise.

Approximately 5,000 lights will make the 45-foot white fir sparkle for the holidays in the heart of the city, The Grove Plaza.

Families are invited to gather for a candlelit tree lighting event:

When: Friday, November 29
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Where: The Grove Plaza, Downtown Boise
New this year: Grab a drink on the plaza in a commemorative Downtown Boise cup!

Entertainment provided by Red Light Challenge.
This is Idaho Central Credit Union’s inaugural year as the Presenting Sponsor of the community Tree Lighting event.

“Idaho Central Credit Union is proud to support this beautiful event that kicks off the holiday season and gives back to so many members of our community. Please come and join us with your friends, family and loved ones to enjoy the evening of festivities and giving.” –Laura Smith, Director of Public Relations for Idaho Central Credit Union.

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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