Idaho Falls, Idaho

12 Things to Do in Idaho Falls, Idaho in December

PUBLISHED BY | TRAVELLINGKNOWLEDGE | 26 NOV 2023

Ring in 2024 at New Year's Eve balls Celebrate the end of 2023 with elegant parties at venues around town.

Drive through Pioneer Village’s Christmas lights Cruise through this recreation of an old-fashioned village featuring over 250 light displays.

Holiday Light Displays

Watch a performance of The Nutcracker ballet Enjoy this Christmas tradition performed live on stage by local dance companies.

Festive Shows & Events

Take a sleigh ride through farmland scenery Several local stables offer horse-drawn sleigh rides with views of the wintry countryside.

Winter Recreation

Visit the Idaho Falls Zoo's Zoolights Experience festive lighting displays and holiday entertainment at the local zoo.

Seasonal Fun

Attend Christmas concerts around town Various venues host holiday music performances, from choirs to seasonal symphonies.

Entertainment & Performances

Visit the Museum of Idaho for festive programs The museum may host holiday craft classes or exhibits related to Christmas heritage.

Learn Local History

Buy local goods at Winter Markets Browse holiday wares while supporting local makers and growers.

Shopping & Dining

Drive through Idaho Falls to see neighborhood light displays In addition to main attractions, locals often decorate their own homes.

Seasonal Activities

Go fat biking on groomed trails Ride a fat bike over snowy trails for a unique winter cycling experience.

Outdoor Recreation

Sled, tube or ice skate at Grand Targhee This winter resort 100 miles from Idaho Falls offers various on-snow activities.

Idaho Mountain Adventures

Volunteer at local festivals or charity events Get into the holiday spirit by helping out at community events around the holidays.

Festive Events

Enter an ugly Christmas sweater contest Show off tacky, funny, or eccentric holiday sweaters at local contests.

Conservation