Idaho November 05, 2019
Visit Meridian, The One Christmas Town In Idaho That’s Simply A Must Visit This Season
Holiday cheer can be found anywhere you go here in Idaho, but there’s one town that’s proven itself as a top Christmas destination in the Gem State. Meridian is one of the most populous cities in the state, but it’s often overshadowed by Idaho’s nearby capital city. However, this family-oriented town truly shines during the holiday season. The entire month of December consists of different holiday attractions and events, making this city a must-visit destination as Christmas gets closer.
Considered one of the country's fastest-growing cities, Meridian gets bigger and bigger by the year. However, the town has surprisingly managed to hold onto its small town feel, especially during the holiday season.
Every year, the City of Meridian presents "Christmas in Meridian"—a month-long celebration of the holiday season which features a variety of events and activities. It's truly a community oriented experience, and it's downright magical.
The month will kickoff with the 7th Annual Winter Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6. The parade is a fantastic display of community members coming together to show off their holiday spirits, and the tree lighting is stunning to witness.
The Twilight Christmas Market is another treasured part of Christmas in Meridian. It will take place on December 11 from noon to 7:00 p.m. This is both an indoor and outdoor shopping experience which highlights local vendors and their handcrafted items and holiday treats.
If you have little ones, then you'll definitely want to attend the Children's Winterland Festival on December 14. Featuring visits with Santa, cookie decorating, toy building, and endless entertainment, this is a great time for both young and old.
It seems like there's always something going on in Meridian during the month of December. However, one of our favorite things about Christmas in Meridian is the festive atmosphere. It sure helps that all of the downtown businesses compete in a lights decorating contest throughout the month to spread the holiday cheer!
Don't forget to drop a letter into Santa's Mailbox at Meridian City Hall. If you submit a letter by December 13, you'll even receive a personalized response from Santa himself! Make some unforgettable memories this season and celebrate Christmas all month long in Meridian.
Want more information about Christmas in Meridian? You can view a full list of events and attraction at their official website
Are you excited for any of the holiday events coming up in this Christmas town? Let us know in the comments! Check out another nearby holiday bucket list item when you read about
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