The last thing I want to be doing on Friday is shop. If you're like me, here are 5 alternatives to the madness of Black Friday.

  • 1

    Gateway Park at Eagle Island State Park

    The tubing hill opens for the season at 10am. The ski/board hill have been expanded. There is a magic carpet ride and so much more to enjoy with the entire family!

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    The St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees

    The Boise Centre has been transformed into a winter wonderland through Sunday with carnival games, visits with Santa, live performances and, more than 80 decorated Christmas trees. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for kids. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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  • 3

    Skiing/Snowboarding

    Bogus Basin opens today at 10am. Part of the mountain is open and tickets are discounted! There is also Sun Valley as an option. They opened yesterday for the season.

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    The Springs at Idaho City

    The hot springs pool and spa in Idaho City is an awesome day trip! Only 45 minutes from Boise and the perfect escape from the craziness in the valley! One of my favorite hot springs in the state. I highly recommend The Springs!

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    Boise State vs San Jose State

    The last regular season game for the Broncos airs at 1:30PM on CBSSN. Stay home on the couch decked out in your blue and orange and cheer on your team.

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