When driving throughout the city of Twin Falls during the holidays, there are a number of familiar decorations that people recall being a part of the city's DNA for decades. One such object has been lighting the rooftop of one of Twin Falls' longest operating lodging businesses.

I wasn't born in Twin Falls. I first visited the city in 2006 when I started dating who would become my future wife. She has had family roots in Twin Falls dating back more than a century, and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 2001. The one Christmas symbol in the city she remembers back in her teen years still shines on the roof of the Holiday Inn at 1586 Blue Lakes Boulevard North.

Many will recall the address was a Shilo Inn for more than two decades. The property was built in 1994, and the decoration has been lit just about every year since. I've spoken to a couple of people that remember seeing it lit for the first time more than a quarter of a century ago.

"I've been here thirteen years, and I remember it being lit at least that far back," said a female staffer I spoke with Tuesday morning.

The city's candy cane house and the Twin Falls City Park lights are also favorites of many locals. I think it would be incredible to someday see the Perrine Bridge adorned in holiday lights. It would be an undertaking for sure, but definitely an effort that would attract a lot of attention.

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