The Incredible New Years Eve Celebration Everyone In Idaho Needs To Experience Once

‘Tis the season to drop stuff out of the sky. Every New Year’s Eve, millions of eyes are locked on New York’s Times Square ball as it starts its giant, glittery descent at 11:59 p.m. and counts America down into the new year. But from now on, all eyes should be on Boise, Idaho for the biggest NYE party of all.

Because here in Idaho, we use a giant potato. And this year, we’re switching it up a bit.

For the past four years, this quintessential annual event has been getting bigger and bigger with a “spec-tater” audience of around 50,000, but for the first time in the history of Idaho’s biggest NYE celebration, the giant tuber will be slightly… bedazzled. For 2017, we’d like to introduce you to Idaho’s giant GlowTato, because you’re seriously not going to want to miss this party.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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