City of Trees: Boise's Christmas Tree Escorted to Downtown, Capitol Tree Will Follow Friday


Midday motorists were a bit more patient than usual Wednesday afternoon as they yielded to Boise's Christmas tree. The enormous evergreen crawled across Ninth and 10th streets before making its way to the Grove.

"Happy to escort Boise's tree into place," tweeted Boise Police officers at 1 p.m., just prior to the tree being hauled into place.

And Boise's Christmas tree will soon have a bit of competition as the official Capitol Christmas tree makes its way to the Statehouse this Friday, Nov. 14. That 50-foot tree was donated from a North Boise home and will soon be decorated with 14,000 bulbs. The Capitol Tree will be put into place between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday.