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5 1/2 Things to Keep Your Bliss This Holiday Season

Tree lighting on the quad
Tree Lighting on the Quad, Wall of Gratitude, photo by Priscilla Grover

You made it to the end of the semester! The holidays are a time to relax and soak up the well-deserved time off. But holiday breaks can be hard and even draining at times too. We want to help you be in good spirits, so here’s 5 ½  things you can do to make the most of the next three weeks.

1) See the holiday tree lighting

If you missed the annual Christmas tree lighting you can still watch the recap and experience warm wishes from Boise State. The huge tree on the Quad lawn is lit up with orange and blue as a beloved Bronco tradition to wish you a Merry Christmas! It’ll sure get you in the holiday spirit.

2) Enjoy the winter weather

Not everyone’s a fan of snow and cold weather, but making the most out of it can help you appreciate the winter months a little more. We have ways for you to survive the cold weather in Boise. Going to Bogus Basin to ski or snowboard (or even sled) is such a fun way to enjoy the snow. Don’t have snow gear? Not a problem, you can rent snow gear from the Rec Center.  We even have ideas of things you can do in winter in Boise especially if you don’t ski or snowboard.

3) Take time to rest

In the midst of final projects and exams, be kind to your brain and recharge yourself by taking some alone time to do things you enjoy. Read a book, go for a walk, listen to music, make yourself a meal, watch a movie, or do something else that brings you relaxation. Sometimes turning off your brain is all you need to do in order to feel replenished. We have suggestions for other ways you can unplug too.

4) Host a holiday get together

Experiencing the holiday season is better when you can spend quality time with the people you care about. Get your closest friends together for a night of light-hearted fun and have your own little holiday. Organize a gift exchange, watch a holiday movie in pjs, or make a treat…the possibilities are endless.

5) Go ice-skating

A brand new ice skating rink opened in the Grove Plaza. Glide on Grove is a 75 square feet rink surrounding the giant, beautiful Christmas tree in the center of the courtyard.  The best part is it’s free to the public (excluding skates)! Bring your friends or go on a solo outing on the ice.

5 ½) Don’t be The Grinch

Congrats! You made it past finals.

Meme of the Grinch
“When you’re ready for Christmas but you still have to take finals” followed by a photo of the Grinch.

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