Idaho Bright Lights Festival
Ford Idaho Sports Center
Dec. 3rd - Jan. 1st 2021

Join us this holiday season for the Idaho Bright Lights Festival our twist on a classic winter market and beautiful holiday light display with designs from our friends at Silver Bells.

This two-month long celebration is sure to leave you feeling nostalgic and back in the holiday spirit. Come out and shake off those 2020 blues by strolling through the market for a night of lights, music, warm or cold beverages, fun photo ops, and time with those who mean the most. With different attractions and surprises each weekend, there's a little something for everyone.

Check out our line up below for more details on what you can expect when you arrive. 

IDAHO BRIGHT LIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION

Nightly activities every weekend:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Holiday shopping with local Treasure Valley vendors
  • Lights display by Silver Bells Decorative Lighting Solutions
  • Seasonal drinks and bites
  • Kid’s zone with activities, write out or drop off your Santa letters!
  • Warm up with a drink and your friends while watching the Boise State game or holiday movies by the fire pit

 

 

Weekend #3 | Thursday 12/3 – Saturday 12/5

Special Features by day (Events are included with price of admission):

  • Thursday 12/3 –
    • COUNTRY CHRISTMAS! Dusty Leigh & the Claim Jumpers | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
      • (Live country music & festive drinks)
    • Friday 12/4 & Saturday 12/5 –
      • LIVE PERFORMANCE by Cliff Miller Duo | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
      • Chocolate Affaire (Sports Center Concourse) 
        • Friday - 5:00 – 9:00pm
        • Saturday - 11:00 am - 9:00pm

 

The 19th Annual Craft & Chocolate Affaire event has moved to the Ford Idaho Center’s Sports Center. Why did we move it? So that we can spread out and provide social distancing during this crazy time. This year, the event will be part of the Idaho Bright Lights Festival held at the Ford Idaho Center.

Attendees can come out and find that special and unique gift from one of our many vendors like you! We cater specifically to chocolate lovers as well as those who love to attend bazaars. We look for various types of Artisans so there is something for everyone!

 

Weekend #4 | Thursday 12/10 – Saturday 12/12

Special Features by day:

  • Thursday 12/10 –        
    • COUNTRY CHRISTMAS! - Dave Nudo Band | 5:30-8:30 pm (Live country artist & festive drinks available)
  • Friday 12/11 –
    • Paint Night with the Angry Easel - Sports Center floor | 7:00pm- 9:00pm:
      • Special ticket required
    • Saturday 12/12 –
      • LIVE PERFORMANCE (guest artist TBD)

 

Weekend #5 | Thursday 12/17 – Saturday 12/19

Special Features by day (included with price of admission):

  • Thursday 12/17 –
    • LIVE PERFORMANCE by Buddy Devore and Bernie Reilly| 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Keep the tradition alive! Bring your kids for a (socially distanced) visit with Santa at our Main stage & kid’s zone
  • Friday 12/18 –
    • LIVE PERFORMANCE by Buddy Devore and Bernie Reilly| 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Keep the tradition alive! Bring your kids for a (socially distanced) visit with Santa at our Main stage & kid’s zone
  • Saturday 12/19 –
    • LIVE PERFORMANCE (guest artist TBD)
    • Keep the tradition alive! Bring your kids for a (socially distanced) visit with Santa at our Main stage & kid’s zone
    • Paint Night with the Angry Easel - Sports Center floor | 7:00pm- 9:00pm:
      • Special ticket required

 

Weekend #6 | Thursday 12/31 – Friday 1/1

Special Features by day (Events are included with price of admission):

  • Thursday 12/31 –
    • Live Band & New Year’s Eve Bash – Goodbye 2020! (Guest artist TBD)
  • Friday 1/1 –
    • New Year’s Day, End of Festival!
  • Thursday, Dec 3rd at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Friday, Dec 4th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Saturday, Dec 5th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
  • Thursday, Dec 10th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Friday, Dec 11th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Saturday, Dec 12th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Thursday, Dec 17th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Friday, Dec 18th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Saturday, Dec 19th at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Thursday, Dec 31st at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets
  • Friday, Jan 1st at 5:00pm to 9:00pm Buy Tickets