Southern Idaho is preparing for a festive holiday season!

The cheer really starts picking up in mid-November and continues through the Christmas holiday season. Look forward to colorful Christmas parades, Holiday and Christmas concerts, Thanksgiving fun runs and, ice skating in downtown Rupert, Twin Falls and Fairfield.

Rupert Square – Christmas City

Annual Rupert Christmas Festival brings loads of holiday cheer to the community. The Rupert Square is adorned with thousands of Christmas lights, and Santa will light up the square on Friday night, along with a fireworks display.

The Albion Mansions

The Albion Mansions will turn into a Christmas City for the Albion Christmas Festival on weekends through the end of December. There will be wagon rides, caroling, big Christmas lights displays, a light tunnel, nativity scene with real animals, and food and drink.

Light up the Night

Christmas Light displays are the best part of Christmas in Southern Idaho. Many homes start decorating in October, but only the most brilliant take home the trophy. The best places to see Christmas Lights are at the Orton Botanical Gardens, Billingsley Creek State Park, Hagerman, Downtown Twin, Rupert Square, Jerome City Park, the Albion Mansions.

Christmas lights on the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

During the holiday season, businesses and residences are encouraged to put up Christmas lights displays along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway from Billingsley Creek to Miracle Hot Springs. See state parks, waterfalls and the cities come to life with lights! It is a beautiful sight to see and a festive way to tour the byway.

Christmas Parades

The Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Twin Falls is generally the first weekend of December. This parade attracts thousands of viewers eager to watch floats made of spectacular twinkling lights and watch Santa light the tree. The Twin Falls Municipal Band also plays holiday music downtown. Local merchants serve food and drink on the sidewalks.

Buhl is hosting a Night Lights Parade. A Parade of Lights is also planned for Christmas in Jerome.

From all of us at Southern Idaho Tourism, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!