Fun things that make the holiday special
By Fay Castronova
The smell of cinnamon and pine are in the air, the first snowflake hits the ground, silver and gold lights everywhere, the Frank Sinatra holiday music on repeat. These are just some of the things that can make the holiday season special and give so many of us a sense of familiarity. However, this also means it can be a stressful season for most of you. Families start to come into town and you start to take on more than you can handle. As you frantically try to clean, make food, and plan out every little thing. You start to wonder what you should do while family is here, or just in general what to do during this time of year. Don’t fret and try not to stress out too much because Eagle Magazine has you covered. Here are some outings you, your family, or significant other can enjoy in Eagle this holiday season.
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 5900 Pearl Rd, Eagle, ID 83616
Venture on over to 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards and try their wide array of wines. Located in the Eagle Foothills it resides over 69 acres of vineyards. Experience their Taste + Tour where you can enjoy wine in a more secluded setting and sip on exclusive Eagle Foothills wines. They provide a beautiful scenery of Eagle and most people find themselves relaxed and at peace while experiencing their vineyards. At 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards you can experience a different take on wine tours as numerous options are available. Enjoy anything from artisan cheese trays, tri-tip sandwiches, beignets, that will all pair well with their plethora of wine options. Make reservations today at 3horseranchvineyards.com.
Eagle Luxe Reel Theatre 170 E. Eagles Gate Dr, Eagle, ID 83616
You’re feeling exhausted and it’s a cold snowy day out. You want to go out and do something productive that doesn’t require too much energy. Putting on some sweats and watching a movie sounds about right. The Eagle Luxe Reel Theatre may be the best option for you. Sit back in their recliner seating, enjoy some buttery popcorn, and watch featured movies on the big screen. You can purchase tickets online or in person. Check out what is currently playing now at reeltheatre.com/showtimes-eagle
Fusions Glass Studio 135 N 2nd St, Eagle, ID 83616
Be creative this holiday season and check out Fusions Glass Studio. This studio has classes, workshops, and walk-in projects. They offer certain holiday design classes that you can choose from to make. For example, you can sign up for their guided project classes this season and make a Santa cookie plate, holly berry votive, red reactive plate, or a snowflake dish. Other options are available if you don’t want to make something festive. This is great for kids, teens, and adults. Overall, this is a wonderful way to get your creative side out and spend some quality time with the family. Book now at Fusions Glass Studio – Learn, Shop, Create!
DaVinci’s 190 E. State St. Eagle, ID 83616
It’s freezing outside and the only thing that can get you through the day is some delicious hot Italian food. DaVinci’s located in downtown Eagle offers New York-style Italian entrees. Start the night off with salad and house dressing, paired alongside some toasty bread. For the main course try their hot and steamy Fettuccine Alfredo that will melt in your mouth and warm up your soul. Top it off with a seasonal signature cocktail. This can be a nice date night out or just a great family dinner. davincis2.com
Eagle Yoga House 11 N Fisher Park Way # 109, Eagle, ID 83616
Breathe in, breathe out. Holidays can be a crazy time, and it may be hard to just relax. Well at Eagle Yoga House you can do just that. At Eagle Yoga House they have many options for different yoga classes like hot yoga, strength and recovery, or slow flow classes. For more information go to eagleyogahouse.com. This would be a terrific way to cleanse and decompress all the stress you may feel during the holidays. Especially with all your family in town.
VR1 Arcade 1225 E Winding Creek Dr suite 110, Eagle, ID 83616
Step out of reality for a little while and enter a virtual one. VR1 Arcade has anything you can imagine when it comes to games. VR1 is a modern-day arcade and you can experience the games yourself. While you’re in this virtual reality you can do anything from gaming, education, sports/fitness, entertainment, tourism, kids. vr1arcade.com
As you start to envision familiar smells, the sounds of silence as crisp snowflakes fall, and a myriad of colorful lights while the nostalgic tunes flow. “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.” This holiday season, take some time to enjoy and appreciate the little things. While these times can be stressful, it is important to reflect on enjoying the moment. Whether you choose to venture out and partake in the festivities and all the wonderful places the community of Eagle has to offer, or just stay at home and cuddle up next to the fire with a delightful book and a cup of creamy hot apple cider. Those of us at Eagle Magazine wish you all a memorable and joyful holiday experience. Happy holidays and blessings for a great new year.