Alaska November 10, 2019
Celebrate The Start Of The Holiday Season With Santa In Alaska At The Anchorage Treelighting Ceremony
If you are looking to get into the holiday festivities, the Anchorage Treelighting Ceremony is a fun annual event held downtown to get Alaskans into the Christmas Spirit. Party with reindeer and elves as everyone gathers in the town center to celebrate the dozens of beautiful light strewn trees!
The annual Holiday Treelighting Ceremony is an event held in downtown Anchorage that Alaskans look forward to every year.
It's an evening of festivities, and it gets all of Anchorage in the mood for the coming holidays. Many local businesses support and join in on this evening of magic.
The event is held on Small Business Saturday. To encourage Alaskans to shop local, they have a great raffle for Alaska Airlines tickets.
Shop any of the Alaskan retail businesses listed on their map on Saturday, and save the receipt to be entered to win two round trip tickets on an Alaskan Airlines flight! This is a huge draw every year and many people choose to save their Christmas shopping for this day.
The event is filled with great activities, and there are free cookies and hot chocolate for anyone coming to the square for the evening.
There's so many fabulous events that take place during the evening, including meeting Santa's reindeer! You can get up close and personal with these fabulous animals, and take photos alongside them.
Santa arrives dramatically on his sleigh every year, to make his entrance and light up the Holiday tree!
There are usually hundreds of people waiting in anticipation for Santa's arrival, and for the highlight of the event. You'll be wrapped up in the magic of it all as the giant tree lights up!
When Santa finally lights the tree the rest of the evening begins!
There are booths all over the square for you to duck in and visit, including Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army. There are also food trucks available if you're hungry and want to grab something to eat!
The music portion of the evening is fabulous, including carolers from Anchorage Concert Chorus and East High Swing Choir.
Expect all of your favorite Christmas carols, and great performances by the Salvation Army Brass Band and Underground Dance Company. There's also lots of games for the kids, including Coloring for Kids and Antler Hat Giveaways.
This is a wonderful annual tradition that is fun for the whole family!
This year the Holiday Treelighting Ceremony is held on Saturday, November 30th. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. Make sure to dress warmly and be prepared for an evening of excitement and wonder!
Have you ever experienced the Anchorage Tree Lighting Ceremony? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments below!
If you need to stay downtown after the festivities, make sure to
Stay Overnight In The Heart Of Downtown Anchorage At The Modern And Chic B&B The Jules!
Address: 544 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA