Community Event

Dec
9

Juneau

Tuesday, December 9 — Thursday, December 11

Every two years, researchers and managers convene to report on all aspects of bird biology, management and conservation in Alaska. Juneau Audubon Society is pleased to host the 16th Alaska Bird Conference at Centennial Hall in Juneau.

Community Event

Dec
12

Cordova

Friday, December 12

Join the Cordova Chamber of Commerce in kicking off the holiday season with the Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Parade. Also find great handcrafted items at the Bidarki Bazaar and visit local merchants for a bit of "Moonlight Madness."

Community Event

Dec
13

Juneau

Saturday, December 13 — Sunday, December 14

Juneau Lyrics Opera presents its Holiday Pops Concert, featuring a community chorus singing holiday favorites and directed by Sally Smith.

Community Event

Dec
14

Petersburg

Sunday, December 14

Visit Petersburg for the Clausen Museum Open House. Established in 1968, the Clausen Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and telling the story of those who have lived and worked in Petersburg and the surrounding area.

Community Event

Dec
14

Valdez

Sunday, December 14

Visit Valdez for the Annual Community Christmas Show at the Valdez Civic Center from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.

Community Event

Dec
19

Sitka

Friday, December 19

Visit Sitka for the Holiday Brass Concert. Whether hearing popular holiday tunes or trumpet fanfares from the Italian Renaissance, nothing rings in the holidays like brass music!

Community Event

Dec
19

Wrangell

Friday, December 19 — Sunday, December 21

Shop Local! Wrangell hosts Jolly Shopping and a chance to win $500 at the end of the weekend.

Community Event

Dec
20

Petersburg

Saturday, December 20 — Wednesday, December 24

As the streets of downtown Petersburg fill with bundled customers looking for last minute gifts for friends and family, local merchants offer customers amazing seafood delights, familiar Norwegian pastries and warming spirits in appreciation of their business during the past year. Julebukking is based on a Norwegian holiday tradition.

Community Event

Dec
26

Ketchikan

Friday, December 26 — Sunday, December 28

Ketchikan hosts the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic, an annual basketball tournament for high school students.

Community Event

Dec
31

Valdez

Wednesday, December 31

Visit Valdez for New Year's Fireworks. A fantastic explosion of glorious fireworks to celebrate the New Year.

Community Event

Jan
1

Haines, Kodiak, Petersburg & Wrangell

Thursday, January 1

Visit Haines, Kodiak, Petersburg or Wrangell for the Polar Bear Swim. Hearty souls start the new year off by leaping into the water. An event you are sure to remember for the wholeyear!

Community Event

Jan
7

Sitka

Wednesday, January 7

Visit Sitka for Russian Christmas & Starring. Russian Christmas is celebrated by the old Julian calendar, on January 7th, as it is still today in Russia. The week-long Feast of the Nativity celebration features Festal Vigil and Matins, the Divine Liturgy, Great Vespers, A Christmas feast, and nativity "starring" - the Orthodox practice of caroling and sharing the joy of Christmas.

Community Event

Jan
16

Haines

Friday, January 16 — Saturday, January 17

Visit Haines for the Alcan200 International snowmachine race from the U.S. / Canadian border to Dezadeash Lake and back on the Haines Highway.

Community Event

Jan
17

Valdez

Saturday, January 17 — Sunday, January 18

Visit Valdez for the Valdez Qaniq Challenge. This 2 day, 35km cross country ski race combines both classic and freestyle skiing on two separate courses, with a combined purse of $10,000 divided among the top three men and women finishers.

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