Behind the Scenes of a Winter Wonderland
By: Chris Becker, IBG Marketing Director | 11/01/2021
The Idaho Botanical Garden, in collaboration with the East Boise Community Re-entry Center, is working hard to prepare for the 25th anniversary of Winter Garden aGlow opening on November 25, 2021.
The setup for Winter Garden aGlow begins in the summer, long before the Idaho Botanical Garden gates open to the winter wonderland. From light layout to set up, each step is deliberate. After all, there are over 500,000 lights to be hung!
Each year the Idaho Botanical Garden partners with the East Boise Community Re-entry Center (EBCRC) as they graciously help the Garden hang the 4,000 strands of decorative lights. Each year, women from the center are hired as events crew and experience work therapy in a safe and encouraging environment.
The Garden is eager to welcome guests for the 25th Annual Winter Garden aGlow. The festivities last from November 25 to December 31, Wednesday through Sunday. The Garden will hand out over 20,000 cookies and use over 480 pounds of hot cocoa to keep spirits bright.
Tickets are only available for presale, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!