December's First Thursday: Don't Miss It!

Christmas lights now illuminate Boise’s downtown streets as people hustle from one place to
the next trying to keep warm. The holiday season in Boise is in full effect. Personally, its one of
my favorite times of the year in the City of Trees. The downtown area is vibrant any day, but
the lights, trees and holiday cheers adds another element. This Thursday is First Thursday, the
perfect time to get out and support our local businesses as they forge through another holiday
shopping season.

The Boise area has top-notch vendors and shops. One of my favorite places to swing by for
unique gifts is Mixed Greens on 9 th Street in Boise. They offer a wide variety of everything from
laugh out loud cards to luscious lotions and candles, baby gifts, Idaho made items, jewelry and
more. You could spend hours pawning over the options. The Small Business Association says
$68 of every $100 spent stays in the community so why not help the community while crossing
off items on your Christmas list.

The majority of downtown businesses and restaurants participant and some tempt you with
deals and steals. For more information visit:

Jeff Martel