Everyone looks for great things to do with friends, a date, or family. If you play your cards right, there are plenty of activities throughout the year. Winter can be a bit more challenging if you don’t ski, snowboard, or snowshoe. There are options, though.

Did You Know About This Festive Christmas River in Idaho?

The Christmas River opens on December 8th. You can even celebrate with a giveaway if you get the tasks done by 8 AM Friday the 8th. $1000 cash and a Family Pass are going to be given away.

If you’re not up for winning or don’t get picked, don't worry. The admission cost for The Christmas River is not bad. $7 for an individual and $30 for a family is a bargain for a great night out.

You can take a drive to Menan, Idaho. If you want to make a weekend of it, try some shopping in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, then go home. If an overnight seems too much, the drive back should be a relaxing one. After hanging out with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Christoff, Jack, and the Grinch, a walk through trails lit by lanterns and a village square, and a visit with Santa, the kids should be well-worn out.

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Make sure to get there this month. The Village Lights at The Christmas River only shine for December. Then you’ll have to make do with all the other winter activities available. This just gives you a chance to relax for an evening and let the adrenaline relax a bit.

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7 Scandalous Crimes Santa Could Be Arrested for in Idaho

As he soars over Idaho, Santa's behavior could land him in seriously hot cocoa with state law enforcement.

Even on Christmas Eve, Santa isn't exempt from the law. No festive immunity here—if Idaho police were to crack down, they could technically bring Saint Nick in on at least seven different charges featured below.

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