8 Reasons Christmas In Alaska Is The Absolute Best

I’d have to argue that Christmas is the best time of year… especially in the wonderful state of Alaska. Our children get to hop off the bus for Christmas break and run home surrounded by hills of snow. Our nights are nice and long so we get to thoroughly enjoy the town’s Christmas lights, and even our zoos light up for the holidays. Here are eight great reasons that Christmas in Alaska is the best in the country!

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What would you add to this list? What makes you think about Christmas in Alaska? Did we miss anything? Let me know in the comments below!

If you want to see Alaska’s natural Christmas lights in person, Head To These 17 Incredible Places In Alaska To View The Northern Lights.

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Christmas In Alaska

November 27, 2020

What is the darkest day of the year in Alaska?

The darkest day of the year in our beautiful northern state is on winter solstice. The actual day varies each year, by a couple of hours, or even a day or two, but it’s most commonly celebrated on December 21st. We get the least amount of daylight on this day, and it’s usually celebrated by Alaskans with some sort of homage to lights, or a practice of staying warm and snuggly. The next day marks the onward march to spring and the return of our long daylight hours.

What is the best time of year to see the northern lights?

In the summer time we have too much daylight to see the northern lights, even though they are still happening up in the sky. Once the dark nights return to our state you will begin to see them pop up again. The best months to view are September through March, in the very early hours. Look for a cold, clear night sky, and make sure to check the Aurora Forecast on the Geophysical Institute’s website to stay up to date on the likelihood of spotting this natural phenomena.

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