Holiday Lights in the Garden

Dates: December 1-29

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Admission: $5-7

Location: Alaska Botanical Garden


Come join the family fun with hot cocoa, cider, live music, lights, bonfires and ice sculptures! If you come on Thursdays there is even a guided stargazing tour! 


Zoo Lights

Dates: December 1-23 (Recurring weekly Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Alaska Zoo


It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the animals too! The Alaska Zoo is decorated with lighted animal displays – some even animated! Check out the animals while walking through a light festival wonderland – front to back!


The Nutcracker

Dates: December 7-8

Times: Friday @ 7:30 p.m., Saturday @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: Discovery Theater


If you missed your chance last month, you have another chance to have some sugar plum fairies come dance in your head! This holiday classic is sure to get you in the holiday mood.


A Christmas Carol

Dates: December 14-29, recurring daily

Location: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts


Presented by Perseverance Theater, come and see their adaptation of this famous holiday book about Ebenezer Scrooge. This activity is great for the whole family and brings home a great message.


Anchorage New Year’s Eve Celebration

Date: December 31

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Town Square Park


This free admission event is family friendly and ends with a fireworks display! Come listen to musicians, street performers, eat from the delicious food vendors and enjoy the 3D light shows. End 2018 on a fun note with the family and loved ones!