The One Town In Idaho That Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year

After the hustle and bustle of the Christmas and holiday season–“shopping, shopping, SHOPPING,” as that one favorite Christmas tune goesit’s easy for the winter doldrums to set in. But if you’ve lived in Idaho long, you’ve no doubt heard of one of our signature annual events, which is sure to break you out of your funk: the McCall Winter Carnival. Every snow season, this mountain town earns its reputation for wintry fun with festivities that date all the way back to the 1920s, and are nailed down to perfection with parades, snow sculptures, snow sports, ice skating, music, food, and a host of other chilly favorites.

This year, the festival will be held January 27-February 4 with the theme of “1 Valley, 100 Years,” in celebration of Valley County’s Centennial. Here’s what you can look forward to:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more details about 2017’s McCall Winter Carnival, or to check out the full events list, be sure to check out their Facebook page to stay up to date. Guaranteed, this will become your new favorite family tradition!