This year, Nampa’s Christmas tree will be a 48.5-foot blue spruce thanks to Nampa residents Ben and Brooke Fischer. The tree is expected to be proudly displayed in front of the Nampa Train Depot on 12th Ave and 1st St. S. beginning November 12.
While the City of Nampa will not host a formal tree lighting ceremony this year due to COVID-19, a virtual tree lighting is being planned and the tree lights will be on for the public to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A special thank you to the tree lighting sponsors: Qualitree, Idaho Central Credit Union, HDR and the Idaho Press.
Shop Small Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country, will be held November 28 and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Shop Small Saturday is a great way to show support for our local businesses and participate in the Idaho Press’ 2-Buck Challenge, which challenges the community to show their shop local support by spending $100 in two-dollar bills. Nampa Mayor Kling is participating in the challenge again this year and is challenging other local mayors to do the same!
For more information on local businesses, visit nampa.com or the Downtown Nampa’s Facebook page.