Candlelight Historical Church Walk 

Looking for something cool and canonical to do after Christmas? How about the Candlelight Historical church walk? While walking the downtown streets cruising for churches may sound like an untraditional Sunday afternoon, the Church Walk is nonetheless an interesting take on Boise's spiritual and architectural history. Participants can start at one of nine different downtown churches. Each spot will then provide participants with a map to the other eight, allowing churchgoers to plan their own tour routes. As an added bonus, each church will have refreshments to quench the thirst of every Joseph and Mary. Participating churches represent a variety of denominations, allowing walkers to see all the sacred spots the North End has to offer.

The nine stops include the Capitol City Christian Church, First Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral, St. Paul Baptist Church and St. John's Catholic Cathedral. Each church will be decked out with luminaries to signal that you've reached your destination. With Christmas decorations, special music and unique architecture, last year's Candlelight Historical Church Walk proved to be a surprise success. Organizers are hoping for more of the same for their second-annual event. Even for the unfaithful, these open houses allow Boiseans to gain historical and aesthetic perspective on these spiritual sanctuaries.

Sunday, Dec. 27, 3-6 p.m., FREE, various downtown churches, 208-345-3441, boisechamber.org.

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