As Idaho Botanical Garden's Winter Garden aGlow continues throughout the month, trippy, flashing light lovers will have plenty of chances to eyeball the assorted decorations. However, behind all the glitz and holiday festivities lies a nonprofit organization, and of course, nonprofits can't survive without donations. Enter the Winter Garden aGlow Auction, Idaho Botanical Garden's biggest fundraiser--which will take place completely online this year--allowing IBG lovers to bid at their leisure from the privacy (and warmth) of their own homes.
Bidders can duel it out for a plethora of items ranging from Roaring Springs day passes and Boise Contemporary Theater tickets to a date-night package featuring tickets to see Howie Day at Knitting Factory and a one-night stay in the Boutique Room at Hotel 43. Participants can also place their bids on items like the Great Garden Escape package, which features a concert pass worth 10 free admissions to concerts held at IBG this summer. Add limited edition garden prints by artist Ward Hooper, Silverwood Theme Park day passes and even more concert tickets and gift cards, and you're looking at a decently stacked auction. Proceeds will benefit Idaho Botanical Garden's education and horticulture programs all year long, so plop down into that easy chair and bid for the cause.
Bidding ends Monday, Jan. 11, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.auctionfrogs.org.