Here Are The 7 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Idaho

Christmas is definitely the most magical time of the year, and while Idaho does every season right, the holidays here really shine! From awe-inspiring light festivals and visits with Santa to hot chocolate and sleigh rides, experiencing everything in one season simply isn’t possible… but that doesn’t mean you can’t try! When it comes to this season’s festivities, however, these 10 delightful towns really capture the spirit of Christmas in all of its twinkling, frosty beauty.

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7. Rupert a.k.a. Christmas City

Few would expect Christmas City, USA to be located in humble Idaho… but surprise! While you might not find a lot of snow here, depending on the year, this tiny town in Southern Idaho goes all out for the holiday season with one of the most fantastic light shows you’ll find in the state. Supposedly, back in 1964 Rupert decided it was time to make a name for itself when it came to Christmas, and as the community came together to fund the effort, over the years, their winter festival grew until the title of “Christmas City” was made official in 1987.


Whether a small hometown celebration, or a grand affair, Idaho knows how to make the holiday season spectacular! What’s your favorite Christmas City in Idaho?