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A new Christmas experience will open at Expo Idaho this year – just in time for a socially distanced holiday season.

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Christmas in Color set up a drive-thru animated light show in the parking lot of the Western Idaho Fairgrounds next to Garden City.  The outdoor event uses millions of lights synchronized to an audio track played over a radio frequency so you can listen in your car.

“Features include whimsical holiday and winter elements like Christmas trees, candy canes, and snowmen, as well as immersive light tunnels, RGB pixel light fields, and leaping arches,” the company’s media team wrote in an FAQ.

The Boise metro is the sixth city to host the display – which first launched as a home display in 2006. It moved to a more formal drive thru display in 2015. It now includes six locations across the US. 

The Expo Idaho display will first accept visitors this Friday, and run through January 2nd.  Spectators can register and pay for a spot online. Tickets cost $30 per carload for a designated 30 minute arrival time.

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The Christmas in Color event joins the annual Winter Garden aGlow event at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. That event has been adjusted to allow for a one-way path through the garden this year, as well as adding a similar reserved time ticketing feature.

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Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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