Don’t Miss These 8 Events this Cold December Weekend in Twin Falls
The holiday season is in full swing, and Christmas is less than two weeks away. As the holiday gets closer and closer, more holiday events are taking place. The weather will drop this week, and perhaps won't go above freezing, but that doesn't mean you need to stay inside and miss out on the fun events taking place in Twin Falls and the Magic Valley this weekend. Here are some of the events this weekend in the Magic Valley and even elsewhere in Idaho.
Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17 - Burley Straw Maze
Get those heavy winter coats, perhaps your boots and gloves on, and head to Burley this weekend and get lost in the Burley Straw Maze, Lost in Christmas. It may be cold, but running through a maze of hay lit up in Christmas lights will keep you warm as you look to escape and enjoy some fun outside. Get the kids out of the house and let them use that built-up energy. The maze is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this weekend, with admission being $8 per person. They will be open from 5 PM until 10 PM all three days. There will be food. drinks, a mechanical bull, a wagon ride, swings, and you can even buy your Christmas tree. Get out for some fun this weekend and enjoy being lost in the Burley Straw Maze.
Thursday, December 15 - Bingo Night in Filer
For those that need a break from work, shopping, and the stress of the holiday season, head to Filer High School tonight for a good ole fashion Bingo night. The event will take place beginning around 6 PM and will cost $10 for ten Bingo cards, or $8 if you bring four perishable food items. It costs $1 extra for each card, $1 for a dauber, or you can use markers for free if you choose. All the money goes towards the high school and the student body. Head on out to Filer for a fun Bingo night.
Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17 - Living Nativity
The annual living nativity is back this year in Twin Falls and is taking place this weekend, beginning on Thursday and going until Saturday. Take a trip back in time to Bethlehem this weekend, as the living nativity, located at 1267 Madrona Street North, will be happening between 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM all three nights. The event doubles as a food drive, so if you can, please bring canned food and donate, as all proceeds go towards local food pantries in the Magic Valley. Live animals, hot chocolate, and memories for the whole family await you at the living nativity this weekend.
Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17 - Grandy's Christmas Craft Show
Grandy's Christmas Craft Show is back this weekend for the final time this year and will be taking place this Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17. The show will be open from 8:30 AM until 6 PM on both days and will be taking place at Snake River Sprinklers, located at 20386 Hwy 30 in Buhl. The show is full of Christmas décor that you won't see anywhere else and is worth the drive out west to Buhl. The show has many of the shops from Vintage Vixens and offers a wide variety of merchandise to browse and choose from. Look to continue your holiday shopping by stopping by Grandy's Christmas Craft Show this weekend.
Friday, December 16 - Amazing Grace Christmas Concert
For those wanting to enjoy some classic Christmas music with their family, while being warm inside, head to Amazing Grace this Friday night for a Christmas concert the whole family can enjoy. Doors open at 6:30 PM and seating is limited, so you will want to arrive early. The concert is free and will be put on by Caleb Collins, Jaime Thietten, and Pastor Lynn Schaal. They will perform many of the classic songs, and odds are you will find yourself singing along.
Saturday, December 17 - EMS Awareness Luncheon and Fundraiser
Head to Shoshone this weekend for the 3rd annual EMS Awareness Luncheon and Fundraiser. The event will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Shoshone Community Center and will consist of a free lunch, made up of smoked meats, an assortment of sides, and a course dessert. Santa will be at the luncheon at noon to take free pictures and give all the children gifts. There will be door prizes and raffle tickets for special raffle baskets for purchase. The event should be a fun and a delicious time for the whole family, especially for those with little ones. Click on the link above for all the details.
Saturday, December 17 - Labelle Lake Ice Palace
While it may be a tad of a drive, it isn't often that you get to see a palace entirely made of ice. The Labelle Lake Ice Palace opens this Saturday and will be open from 2 PM until 10 PM. General admission is $18, but tickets that include drinks, sleigh rides, and sledding, are between $23 and $26. The palace is located near Rigby and is about a two and half hour's drive from Twin. Enjoy a mini road trip and create some amazing memories with your family this weekend, as the Ice Palace officially opens for the season.
Saturday, December 17 - Castle Rock Holiday Festival
Castle Rock State Park will be hosting their Holiday Festival this Saturday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event is free, but they do ask that every person who attends bring a non-perishable food item with them. All proceeds will go to the Idaho Food Bank. If you bring an extra food item, you can get a picture with Santa, who will be appearing around 7:30 PM. This is a perfect event for families and children of all ages. There will be hot chocolate, carols by the bonfire, and junior ranger ornament crafts. You can also take a nighttime stroll by luminary light. Click on the link for more details.
There is a ton going on this weekend and despite the cold weather, get outside and take in some of the many holiday events happening this weekend. Take a trip back in time to Bethlehem, enjoy getting lost in a maze, finish your Christmas shopping at a craft show, explore an ice palace, enjoy time around a bonfire listening to carols, or attend a Christmas concert. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, stay warm, have fun, and be safe. Happy holidays.