Its officially Christmas season and we’ve listed our favorite places around Southern Idaho where to find the best Christmas lights! These light displays offer walk through options, and some even drive through! Enjoy the magic season of Christmas lights in Southern Idaho!
Orton Botanical Garden
Orton Botanical Garden is a beautiful pollinator garden in the summer, but during the holidays the garden transforms into a winter wonderland! Walk the short or long loop around the garden to enjoy the beautiful light display strung on the desert plants. Masks are required this year. We highly encourage you to leave a donation for the lovely owners who work so hard to put it together.
Lodging in Twin Falls: https://twinfallschamber.com/visit/lodging/
More Information on Orton Botanical Garden: https://visitsouthidaho.com/adventure/orton-botanical-gardens/
Hagerman City Park
Check out the Hagerman City Park and Billingsley Creek State Park to see gorgeous displays of trees wrapped in lights. Drive all through town to see the local businesses decorating as well! The local businesses would also love to see you, like Snake River Grill, Papa Kelsey’s, Bullet’s & Brews, and more!
Stay in Hagerman: https://hagermanvalleyinn.net
Burley Straw Maze
The Burley Straw Maze truly goes above and beyond every year! There are more lights and holiday fun than ever before! Walk through hay bails lit up with every color of light you could image. It costs $5 to get in, and they are open Friday – Sunday.
Stay in Burley: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/burley/byida/hoteldetail
Rupert Christmas Market
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Santa will light the Rupert Square with beautiful Christmas lights. The lights will stay up where you can enjoy the rest of the festival the last weekend of November as well as the first weekend of December. Rupert is deemed Christmas City, USA, so they are a must stop during the holidays!
Stay in Rupert on the Historic Square: https://driftinnidaho.com
Candy Cane House (Closed as of 2023)
This home lights up each year with music and cheer! Located near Orton Botanical Garden, you can park, tune into the radio station, and watch the lights. The Candy Cane house is on the corner of Polk street and Filer Avenue in Twin Falls.
Jerome North Park
December 5th was the lighting of the park at Jerome’s ICCU & Veteran’s Park. There was also a light parade that headed down Main Street Jerome. The City of Jerome is encouraging the viewers to stay in their vehicles and park along Main Street. Then, you can view the park lights by taking a stroll through their light tunnel!
Stay in Jerome: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-jerome/best-western-sawtooth-inn-suites/propertyCode.13051.html
Looking for more adventures this Christmas season?