Whether your holiday season is shaping up to be a traditional white Christmas or whether the only thing adorning your yard is endless strings of cheerful, twinkling lights, the holiday season is officially here. Idaho is full of indoor and outdoor Christmas attractions that are sure to put you in the festive spirit. Then there are your own family traditions that make this most wonderful time of the year “look a lot like Christmas.” To jump-start your Idaho Christmas bucket list, here are 10 perfect holiday things to do that won’t break the bank and will keep your season shaping up to be merry and bright. Christmas in Idaho has never been so magical!

Santa’s making his list and checking it twice; are you going to check each of these things off your list this season?

For all the details on Idaho’s most festive events, check out Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises’s Journey to the North Pole or our 11 Must-See Christmas light displays in Idaho.

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Christmas in Idaho

What is Christmas in Idaho like?  

Christmas in Idaho is a truly delightful and magical time! It’s snowy, chilly, frosty, and wonderful. You’ll find all sorts of amazing things to do in the winter in Idaho, like amazing Christmas train rides, holiday parties, traditional Idaho Christmas festivals, and more. Head to Rexburg and check out the cheerful Idaho Christmas Village, which is filled like a stocking from top to bottom with joy. When it comes to holiday attractions in ID, that’s one of the best you can find! Everywhere you go, folks will be warm and kind – it's just the Idaho spirit coming through, which is especially strong during the holidays.  

Where are some of the best places to visit for Christmas?  

There are all sorts of delightful Christmas villages in Idaho, as well as some downright magical Christmas towns in Idaho that’ll blow you away with their cheer year after year. Meridian is an Idaho Christmas town that loves going all-out, with an emphasis on community, and it’s seriously just delightful. We also love visiting the towns of Lewiston, Rupert, and Ketchum, too. The possibilities are only as limited as how far you’re willing to travel – we recommend a wonderful Idaho Christmas lights road trip to get in the spirit yourself! 

What makes a perfect Idaho Christmas? 

Few things are more magical than an Idaho Christmas, wouldn’t you say? Everyone’s a little nicer. The weather’s a lot colder (and some of us prefer it that way). The air is filled with magic and cheer. You’ll love getting in the warm car with cider and cocoa (and the family) and checking out some of the most breathtaking Christmas lights displays in Idaho together, then heading to any Christmas festival in Idaho you choose for even more magic. Fall in love with this beautiful state on a winter hike in Idaho or maybe do another Christmas lights road trip (since the first one was so awesome). Get out and enjoy it – the season is short!  

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