Community Event

Nov
7

Juneau

Friday, November 7 — Sunday, December 7

Visit Juneau for Perseverence Theatres's Chicago. The longest running American musical on Broadway, CHICAGO is coming to Juneau this fall! Winner of every award available, Chicago is, arguably, the greatest jazz and dance musical of all time! With one show-stopping song after the next, Chicago is sure to razzle dazzle this fall!

Community Event

Nov
28

Juneau

Friday, November 28 — Sunday, November 30

Visit Juneau for the Juneau Public Market. A holiday bazaar that includes arts and crafts, imports, photography, wearable art and much more.

Community Event

Nov
28

Ketchikan

Friday, November 28 — Sunday, November 30

Visit Ketchikan for the Winter Arts Faire. Check off your entire gift list with new creations from over 80 local artisans. Have your holiday portrait taken and visit the craft room so your kids can make crafts while you shop. There’s sure to be everything from wreaths to pottery, from jewelry to photography, from tie-dye to metalwork.

Community Event

Nov
28

Petersburg

Friday, November 28

The Festival of Lights is the official start of the holiday season in Petersburg. It begins with a candlelight parade through Main Street and ends with the lighting of the community Christmas Tree. Plenty of hot cider and holiday music add to the cheer.

Community Event

Nov
29

Kodiak

Saturday, November 29

Visit Kodiak for the Alutiiq Museum Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy walking through the museum while shopping for gifts made by Alaska Native and resident Kodiak artists.

Community Event

Dec
5

Bellingham

Friday, December 5 — Sunday, December 7

If you're in the Bellingham area this December, visit us at the Holiday Port Festival, a free family-friendly event. Join us from noon to 5:00pm on Friday, December 5, for a tour of the MV Malaspina. We'll be at the festival all weekend, so stop by and get all your questions answered about traveling on the Alaska Marine Highway.

Community Event

Dec
5

Juneau

Friday, December 5 — Sunday, December 7

Visit Juneau for the 33rd Annual Gallery Walk. An entertaining evening, and following afternoons, of exploring Juneau's shops, museums and galleries. Featured artists are often available to demonstrate, sign or answer questions about their work.

Community Event

Dec
5

Skagway

Friday, December 5; Saturday, December 6 & Saturday, December 13

Visit Skagway for two weekends of holiday cheer during Yuletide. The fun kicks off with the tree lighting, followed by open houses at many downtown businesses and visitor centers. The kids carnival, craft bazaar, free Santa Train, Yuletide Ball and other activities will fill you with holiday cheer.

Community Event

Dec
5

Wrangell

Friday, December 5

It's time for the annual tree lighting ceremony and Santa's first stop in Wrangell. Visit Wrangell for Midnight Madness, an opportunity to shop locally and get in the spirit of the holiday season.

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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