Don’t Miss These 9 Events this December Weekend in the Magic Valley
Another week down, another week closer to Christmas and the end of the year. As the week comes to a close, it is time to once again forget the stress of work and focus on Christmas shopping, decorating if you haven't done so, and holiday events around the Magic Valley. No place does Christmas events like Southern Idaho, and the weekends are a joy this time of year because of them. Despite the cold weather and chances of snow, bundle up and get on out to some of the many events taking place this weekend around the Magic Valley.
Thursday, December 8 Through Saturday, December 10 - Burley Straw Maze
Bundle up, jump in the car, and head out to Burley this weekend for the Burley Straw Maze Lost in Christmas. It is the time of the year to enjoy getting lost in a maze of hay lit up in Christmas lights 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. 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.
Thursday, December 8 Through Saturday, December 10 - 'Come to Bethlehem'
Bethlehem is coming to Twin Falls this weekend with 'Come to Bethlehem' this Thursday through Saturday at the Church for Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 541 Orchard Drive. 'Come to Bethlehem' will consist of nativity viewings, a Christmas concert with a choir and orchestra, and much more. The nativity viewings will be taking place nightly from 5 PM until 7 PM and concert times will vary by day. You can click on the link in the paragraph to see all the concert times this weekend.
Thursday, December 8 Through Saturday, December 10 - 'Almost, Maine'
If you are looking for a night out, a date night, or perhaps looking to get out of the house, yet stay warm, make sure to head to the CSI Fine Arts Theater and see 'Almost, Maine' this weekend. The show is taking place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with show times being at 7:30 PM, and tickets being $10 or free for CSI students with an ID. The show features nine vignettes of couples searching for and exploring love in and around the small fictional town of Almost, Maine, and is touching, funny, and entertaining. Head to the theater and take in this wonderful show this weekend.
Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10 - Grandy's Christmas Craft Show
Grandy's Christmas Craft Show is back this weekend and will be taking place this Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10. 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. This will be the second weekend of the show, and if you are unable to make it this weekend, you will have one final chance next Friday and Saturday. The show is full of Christmas décor that you won't see anywhere else and is worth the drive out west to Buhl. Look to continue your holiday shopping by stopping by.
Friday, December 9 - Festival of Lights Christmas Parade
The annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will be taking place this Friday, December 9 on Main in downtown Twin Falls beginning at 6 PM. The parade is a tradition in Twin Falls and one that every resident needs to attend at least once. There will be candy thrown out, presents handed out, beautiful lights, and a fun time for the whole family. Make sure to head downtown this Friday and get a good seat for the Festival of Lights parade.
Friday, December 9 - 'Laughing All the Way'
For those looking to relieve some stress and have a good laugh this weekend, look no further than attending 'Laughing All the Way.' The show will be taking place this Friday, beginning at 6 PM, and tickets are $30 for individuals and $25 per person for a group of four. The show will be held at Roper Auditorium in Twin Falls and will consist of storytelling, laughter, and music. Best-selling authors and motivational speakers Hank Smith, Meg Johnson, and John Bytheway will be putting on the show that is a family-friendly holiday event that you won't want to miss. Go on a date night or bring the whole family, but it is recommended for children eight and older.
Saturday, December 10 - Painting with Santa
Getting gifts for mom and dad from the children can sometimes be tough, but nothing beats getting a handmade gift from your child. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to do that, and your children will have fun in the process as well. Painting with Santa is taking place this Saturday at Hands-On in Twin Falls from 9 AM until 1 PM. Prices vary depending on how many children you bring. There will be food, painting, fun, and of course Santa. Click on the link to see the different packages and make sure to get tickets today, as there are limited spots available.
Saturday, December 10 - Stories with Santa
Looking to get the little ones out of the house? Head to the Twin Falls Public Library for Stories with Santa this Saturday from 11 AM until 1 PM. There will be a story walk through the library, and multiple Christmas activities, and the big man himself, Santa, will be there as well. The event is a great way to get the kids out of the house for a little fun, stay indoors where it is warm, and be in the festive spirit. Stop by for a fun afternoon this weekend.
Saturday, December 10 - Winter Holiday Vendor Sale
If you are looking to wrap up your Christmas shopping this weekend, or perhaps begin your shopping, make sure to check out the Winter Holiday Vendor Sale taking place this weekend in Twin Falls. The sale is taking place this Saturday, December 10, at the Twin Falls Senior Center, located at 530 West Shoshone Street from 9 AM until 4 PM. This will their largest sale yet, with over 40 vendors this year, which is more than double what they had last year. They will have everything you could want from jewelry to baked goods, signs, clothes, décor, and much more. Stop by to find some one-of-a-kind gifts.
There are only a few weekends left until Christmas, so do not let them go by without enjoying the fun activities that the holiday season brings. Shop at one-of-a-kind sales in the area, read books with Santa, paint and create gifts with your children, laugh, enjoy a parade, get lost in a maze, enjoy a play, or go back in time to the days of Bethlehem. There are many events to attend this weekend. Have fun in whatever you decide to do and be safe this holiday season.