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Saint Al's Festival of Trees

Wednesday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 29


Though the annual Saint Alphonsus Foundation's Festival of Trees is all about the Weihnachtsbaum, it starts even before Thanksgiving dinner has turned into leftovers.

During the weeklong celebration, the Boise Centre is filled with hundreds of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. It would be easy to spend the week just looking through the splendid displays, but there's a whole sleighful of holiday happenings, like visits with Santa Claus and Prancer the reindeer at North Pole Village, a kids' art contest and scavenger hunt, balloon artists making Christmas-y creations, live performances, a gift shop and a fashion show.

This is the Festival of Trees' 33rd year, and proceeds benefit the Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Center.