“When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” – Catherine Pulsifer
The snow is falling, the lights are hung and the Starbucks red Christmas cups are everywhere! Lucky for us Idahoans, we don’t need to dream of a white Christmas, we get to live one! When you’re not rockin’ around the Christmas tree, run Rudolph run! Idaho has some of the most magical Christmas festivities you won’t want to miss! We are all making a list and checking it twice… Be sure to add these festivities to your holiday to-do list!
Winter Spirit – Lewiston
Historic downtown Lewiston is decked out in more than one million lights that illuminate the trees and walkways in the park as part of this festive display.
Retro Christmas Festival – Wallace
Celebrate the holiday season with a retro twist. This annual two-weekend festival features a tree-lighting, caroling, a craft fair, and hayrides. During the final day of the festival check out the paw parade and take a picture with Santa.
Winter Wonderland – Sun Valley/Ketchum/Hailey
Scavenger hunts, musical performances, sleigh rides and holiday lights are all part of this December celebration in the Wood River Valley.
Winter Wonderland – Caldwell
Not only will you see thousands of twinkling lights, but you may also see carolers and the big man himself! Once you visit, you’ll quickly realize why this is considered one of the best Christmas light displays in Idaho.
Idaho Potato Drop – Boise
An unusual way to ring in the new year, the Idaho Potato Drop features a giant glowing potato.
Holiday Pops Concert – Boise
Celebrate the magic and warmth of the holiday season with a night of festive music!
Journey to the North Pole Cruises – Coeur D’Alene
Take a Journey to the North Pole onboard Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises to see 1.5 million twinkling lights, a fire-breathing dragon and even visit Santa at his workshop!
Idaho Sleigh Rides – Garden Valley
Glide peacefully through the winter wilderness of Garden Valley, Idaho in an old fashion sleigh pulled by gorgeous Black and White Spotted Draft Horses. Listen to the jingle bells and join in on the laughter and holiday fun!