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Wreathburg: Rexburg's Socially Distanced Celebration

BYU-Idaho Radio · Wreathburg: Rexburg's Socially Distanced Celebration

The city of Rexburg is Celebrating Christmas together while apart this year. The city has created a month-long celebration starting Dec. 1, that allows locals to be completely socially distanced. The event is called “Wreathburg” where you can create a fun wreath for your front door.  

“In the spirit of being home for the holidays we invite everyone to put them on your own front door… This event will work best with as many people participating as possible,” said Jed Platt, the cultural arts director for the city of Rexburg.  

The city invites participants to enter their wreath into the city competition by submitting a photo on the Rexburg City Arts Facebook page. Platt said the wreath was the inspiration for this celebration.  

“We thought of the symbol of the wreath, and how that stands for festivity, hospitality and unity. Instead of just downtown, we are hoping to transform America’s family community, Rexburg, into ‘Wreathburg’ during the holidays,” Platt said.  

Creative wreaths will be posted to the Facebook page, to allow people to enjoy fun wreaths from around town. You can purchase a wreath-making kit for $5 from City Hall or at the Museum of Rexburg.  

Proceeds will go toward programs and restorations for the Rexburg Tabernacle. More information will be available on the Rexburg City Arts Facebook page.  

As part of “Wreathburg,” there will be Christmas lights along Main St. With the pandemic causing the cancellation of Christmas shows and programs throughout the state, local performances of past shows will be available on the RexburgCulturalArts YouTube channel for families to enjoy. On Nov. 30, a special broadcast of excerpts from “The Messiah” will be available on their YouTube channel at 7 p.m.