The grass is frozen solid every morning, all the garden's flowers have shriveled into the ground and a few strong winds have blown the neighborhood's tree branches clean of their fall colors. Though it hardly seems high time to gawk at what's blooming at Idaho Botanical Garden, the lights are on ready to bedazzle garden goers. The garden is open Nov. 24-27, Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-Jan. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day. Admission is $5, IBG members and children ages 4 to 12 are $3.
Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.