Christmas in Idaho
Glittering lights, shops during night, Santa Claus walking down the street: these are only a few things that are recognizable whenever it is Christmas in Idaho. The celebration kicks off right even before December comes; on the 25th of November, Boise Christmas Tree Lighting is observed to welcome the Advent season every year.
Events are considered to be important during this season. Christmas carolings are done by children and adults alike. There are also musical parades and holiday treats for everyone. Traditional Christmas rituals are viewed as always.
Right at the start of Christmas Eve, Christmas carols usher the festivity. Christmas in Idaho is nothing without the splendor of musical instruments and sweet voices of singers. One way of serenading the commoners is by means of torchlight parade that begins on the Sun Valley Ski School up to the slopes of Bald Mountain.
Coloring the sky are fireworks displays that lift up the spirit of Christmas. There are times when Santa Claus does what he usually does during Yuletide season, and that is to give presents to kids. Children enjoy whenever someone plays the role of Santa Claus to fulfill their wishes.
More and more traditions sprout during the holiday because of the people’s creativity and fervor on keeping Christmas spirit high. People love to sip chocolate drinks on the cold nights of the season with their friends and family. Christmas Eve dinners are also spent while maintaining the bond they have with their relatives. Gifts hidden under the Christmas trees are then opened as they celebrate with festivities.
Above all, what they stand on as the essence of Christmas is the commemoration of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ for Christians.