McCall Winter Carnival canceled for 2021

Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 00:39:07-05

MCCALL, Idaho — Treasure Valley residents have to cross another holiday favorite off their list this year due to COVID-19.

The McCall Winter Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2021 McCall Winter Carnival due to rising case counts, positivity rates and tighter restrictions on public gatherings.

Early in November, organizers were still planning to hold the carnival the last weekend of January 2021 and those willing to risk the winter weather would have been able to enjoy snow sculptures, vendors and other outdoor recreation that the city of McCall has to offer.

A statement on the official McCall Area Chamber of Commerce website says "While we will not be hosting Winter Carnival this year, we will be working to share safe ways visitors can enjoy the McCall area for the entirety of the winter season. Our hope is that we can still celebrate the “Winter Wanderlust” in all of us over the many months of winter. Look for tips and ideas on ways to experience winter fun outdoors, support our local businesses, AND stay safe and healthy."