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People are lifting on ski-lift in Boise near The Grove Hotel


Winter 2023

Winter in Boise is beautiful! With temperatures ranging around 30°F, you may think staying indoors is the way to go, but with all these fun Winter activities, you’ll be convinced to get out and enjoy this holiday season exploring Boise!


1. Bogus Basin

Hit the Slopes at Bogus Basin this Winter. You can choose between skiing, snowboarding, or tubing down several slopes of the mountain! You can buy individual lift tickets on a day you choose to go or you could get all the benefits of a season pass. Better yet, The Grove Hotel has an awesome deal right now! When you book a stay with us under our Bogus Basin Package, you’ll receive two adult ski lift tickets with your stay! Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to have a lovely stay + a fun day shredding snow.



2. Winter Garden aGlow

Grab your tickets (ahead of time because they’re currently not sold at the door) to the Winter Garden aGlow! Watch the Idaho Botanical Garden light up the night throughout the month of December. Enjoy the views of Christmas lights and decorations while grabbing snacks and warm beverages from local vendors. 


3. Ice Skating at Idaho IceWorld

Bring your family and friends to the skate rink for a fun-filled time of ice skating at Idaho IceWorld! If you don’t have a pair of your own skates, you can rent a pair at the venue.


4. Idaho Steelheads Game

Hockey is in season — and The Grove Hotel and Idaho Central Arena are conveniently under one roof! When you book under our Idaho Steelheads Hockey Package, you’ll receive two tickets to a home game. Fulfill your love of hockey with a stay at the Grove Hotel. Follow this link for more details about this awesome package and the type of tickets you’ll receive.



5. Holiday Lights at Scentsy Commons

Take a walk through 800,000+ holiday lights at the Scentsy Commons. You’ll immerse yourself in the holiday spirit walking in the cold, crisp air through the featured lit-up tunnel and much more. Did we mention that this spot gives you an Instagram-worthy photo? It’s also completely FREE — no reservations necessary. The lights will stay up until January 16, 2022! Make sure to stop by this winter season.


6. Dine and Drink at Trillium Restaurant

Get the taste of locally-sourced goodness and enjoy quality craft cocktails when you dine and drink at Trillium Restaurant. Whether it's a date night, a family dinner or a night out with friends, it's the perfect ambient space to enjoy this winter season. You'll get 3 hours of FREE valet parking when you dine at Trillium. You won't have to worry about the hassle of parking downtown! It is also conveniently located in our hotel lobby. Make a reservation today.



7. Take Photos with the Grinch

We know it’s a classic holiday activity to take photos with Santa, but it's okay to steer away from tradition. On December 11, you and your family can take a photo with the Grinch from 12 pm – 3 pm at Realty One Group Professionals! Enjoy hot cocoa and have your photos taken for FREE! Contrary to popular belief, the Grinch will actually be happy to see you! Click for more information.



8. Christmas Comedy Show

It’s the season to be jolly! Let out a good laugh at the Christmas Comedy Show taking place at the Creative Space on December 17. Make it a friends night out or a date night filled with laughter. Tickets are available online for a discounted price or sold at the door at the normal price. The show is welcome to all people ages 5 and up with free parking available! Find out more information here.


9. Sledding at Camel's Back Park

Camel’s Back Park is an 11-acre park that’s popular for its hills! It’s as if this park was made for sledding!


10. Letters to Santa

Bring your kids to The Village at Meridian to send out their letters to Santa. In the Village, next to Santa's house, there's a mailbox straight from the North Pole. Your kids can slip the letter in and it'll be off to the North Pole! For a guaranteed response, be sure to include your address. Letters must be submitted by December 17th! Find out more information here: Letters to Santa


Thanks for reading our seasonal blog! Winter is filled with activities in the Treasure Valley. Spread the word and share it on social media!


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