The Treasure Valley holiday season kicks off on Friday, November 20th at the Ford Idaho Center Horse Park and Sports Center for the first ever Idaho Bright Lights Festival presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. The Ford Idaho Center will convert the Horse Park & Sports Center into a socially distanced winter market and dazzling light display, with the help of local lighting partners, Silver Bells Lighting! The Idaho Bright Lights Festival is a two month long celebration of the holiday season, open 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm most Thursdays – Saturdays, starting Nov. 20th and running through New Year’s Day.
Each weekend will feature different experiences, activities, and local vendors. Bring the whole family out for a visit with Santa, spend date night getting artistic with the Angry Easel, or have a reunion with the girls at the Craft & Chocolate Affaire. Shake off those 2020 blues by strolling through your local winter wonderland for a magical night of lights, scavenger hunts, music, warm or cold beverages, delicious food, fun photo ops, and above all, time with those who mean the most! The current schedule of festivities by weekend is below.
November 20 & 21: Opening Kickoff Weekend with Christmas station on site
November 26-28: Thanksgiving & Black Friday Deals, Visit with Santa
December 3-5: Craft & Chocolate Affaire (Dec. 4th & 5th)
December 10-12: Couple’s Weekend with Friday Wine & Painting with the Angry Easel
December 17-19: Visit with Santa
December 31 & January 1: NYE Party & New Year’s Day Festival Finale!
*Tickets are just $12.00 for Adults, and $8.00 for children. The event will also feature discounts for Military & Senior Citizens. The Paint Night specialty package will be $50.
For more info on the Idaho Bright Lights Festival, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ictickets.com.
As the health and safety of the community is the top priority for Spectra, the Ford Idaho Center, and all partners involved, there is a comprehensive COVID operational plan and another event specific plan, drawing on what is needed for each event type within the Festival. PPE will be available for free to all attendees, as well as hand sanitizer stations throughout the event space. This event will take place mostly outdoors which will help to eliminate common touch points that could be contaminated. Idaho Bright Lights Festival has been approved by the local health district and will continue to follow their guidelines.