The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Alaska That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the last frontier. Attention, Alaskans! The holidays are officially upon us and this enchanting Christmas Lights Road Trip is exactly what you need to get into the spirit of the season. So load up the kiddos, grab a couple of friends, or take your special someone on this journey that will lead straight into a winter wonderland, the best Christmas lights displays in Alaska.

The entire Christmas roadtrip takes about 8 hours and covers roughly 450 miles. Along the way, you will have ample opportunities to see a mix of neighborhood Christmas lights, ice sculptures, holiday theme parks, and so much more. You might even get to meet Santa Claus himself along with some of his trusty reindeer. Buckle up, this is going to be just what you need to keep the Grinch away!

For more bright and magical holiday cheer, check out the 11 most enchanting Christmas towns in Alaska. You’ll also love this one spot in Alaska that is basically heaven on earth.

Address: Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
Address: Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
Address: Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, USA
Address: Aurora Ice Museum, 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA
Address: Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Address: Town Square Park, 544 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Address: Santa Claus House, 101 St Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705, USA
Address: Hillside Drive & Rabbit Creek Road, Hillside Dr & Rabbit Creek Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA
Address: South Vicki Way, S Vicki Way, Lakes, AK 99654, USA

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Best Christmas Lights Displays In Alaska

October 15, 2022

Where else are good places for celebrating Christmas in Alaska?

Attend the Colony Christmas Fair in Palmer, a three-day event where you can shop amazing artisan holiday gifts, enjoy delicious food, take a photo with a reindeer and horse-drawn sleigh downtown, and more. Go see the JBER Star, a unique Alaska Christmas tradition that lasts all winter long to provide a symbol of hope throughout the season. Experience The Christmas Factory at the Fairgrounds in Palmer, Santa’s newest outpost and absolutely magical, interactive Christmas experience. 

Where else can I see great holiday lights in Alaska?

Some of the other places to see beautiful holiday lights in Alaska include the Light O Rama Christmas Lights in Fairbanks, the Juneau Lights Tour, which includes another “Santa House” display, or how about seeing natural Christmas lights that are the phenomenal northern lights known as the Aurora Borealis. Festive holiday lights are also always ready for viewing at one of Alaska’s most enchanting Christmas towns, the most obvious being the North Pole, of course!

What was the biggest snowfall in Alaska?

For a state that ranks as one receiving the highest levels of snowfall in the country and has the snowiest town in America, a record-breaking snowfall is much different than for states that receive very little snowfall. The largest snowfall on record in Alaska did not even happen in its snowiest town, believe it or not! It happened in neighboring Thompson Pass during the holiday season in 1952, when a massive blizzard dumped over 974 inches of snow onto the area.

Address: Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
Address: Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
Address: Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, USA
Address: Aurora Ice Museum, 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA
Address: Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Address: Town Square Park, 544 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Address: Santa Claus House, 101 St Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705, USA
Address: Hillside Drive & Rabbit Creek Road, Hillside Dr & Rabbit Creek Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA
Address: South Vicki Way, S Vicki Way, Lakes, AK 99654, USA

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.