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For Immediate Release
December 2, 2019

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RESCHEDULED: Boise's Tree Lighting Celebration
THIS Friday, December 6, 2019, 6:00pm
December 2, 2019 - The lighting of the Downtown Boise Holiday Tree, a tradition for hundreds of families, has been rescheduled for this Friday, December 6 th at 6:00 p.m in the heart of the city, The Grove Plaza. 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: The Downtown Boise Holiday Tree donated to serve as the Holiday Tree for the City of Boise came from within the Boise city limits. The event was rescheduled after the original tree, donated by The Woodward Family of Boise, fell due to unknown reasons on Thanksgiving evening.

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

When: Friday, December 6
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Grove Plaza, Downtown Boise
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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Downtown Boise’s schedule is full of other fun events this same evening! Enjoy a free Horse Drawn Carriage Ride in Downtown Boise, courtesy of Washington Trust Bank; Idaho Steelheads are on the ice at 7:10pm taking on the Allen Americans; Bring the whole family and your friends to experience Boise Philharmonic’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful St. John’s Cathedral at 8:00pm.