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Sparkling winter lights and long summer days mean more fun packed into each and every week. Root for the home team, celebrate with the locals at festivals with wild Alaska flair or jump into annual traditions. Catch a special program that brings you closer to Alaska. Watch world-famous performers, local thespians and aspiring musicians on stages in Anchorage. No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska’s largest city!

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    November 25, 2014 until November 29, 2014
    Alaska Airlines Center

    Get your hoops fix! Host University of Alaska Anchorage takes on top foes in one of the longest-running tournaments in college basketball. The following teams will appear in the men's...

    Alaska Airlines Center
    907-786-7811
    Website
    Alaska Airlines Center
    3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
    November 26, 2014
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    The Arc of Anchorage Rec Center
    Come and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings as we give thanks at The Arc of Anchorage. Dinner is open to the greater Anchorage community. Cost is $10, cash or check only at the door, card is accepted online. Register online at...
    The Arc of Anchorage Rec Center
    The Arc of Anchorage Rec Center
    2211 Arca Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
    November 27, 2014
    10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. On Mountain
    Alyeska Resort
    It's finally here! The first day of skiing and riding for the 2014/15 winter season. Glacier Express &...
    Alyeska Resort
    907-754-2111
    Website
    Alyeska Resort
    1000 Arlberg Ave., Girdwood, AK 99587
    November 27, 2014
    Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center

    The annual Turkey Trot has a new loop courses for both 5K and 3K runners. This year's races start and finish INSIDE the Dena'ina Center, so participants will stay toasty warm before and after.

     

    5K begins at 11 a.m.

    3K...

    Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
    Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
    600 W Seventh Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501-3433
    November 27, 2014
    1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Embassy Suites - Anchorage
    This Thanksgiving, let Embassy Suites take care of the cooking for you. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Buffet from 1:00pm-8:00pm. Adults $29.95 and Children under 12 $15.00. For reservations, please call 907-257-2444. Thanksgiving Buffet Menu Salad: Pasta Salad...
    Embassy Suites - Anchorage
    Embassy Suites - Anchorage
    600 E Benson Blvd. - Midtown, Anchorage, AK 99503-4123
    November 28, 2014
    6 p.m.
    Town Square Park

    Meet Santa and his reindeer and watch the ceremonial lighting of the tree in Town Square, brought to you...

    Town Square Park
    907-279-5650
    Website
    Town Square Park
    November 28, 2014 until November 30, 2014
    Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. Noon - 6 p.m.
    Anchorage Museum

    Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event. Nearly 50 Alaska artists offer a wide array of jewelry, pottery, wearable art, glass, woodwork and more. The 19th annual ReadAlaska Book...

    Anchorage Museum
    Anchorage Museum
    625 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501-3544
    November 28, 2014 until November 30, 2014
    Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
    Celebrate the holiday season with beautiful ballerinas and dancing snowflakes. Whether it's a timeless tradition for the family or your first time, The Nutcracker is a classic everyone should experience. Drift away into the dazzling Land of Sweets and...
    Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
    263-2787
    Website
    Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
    621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
    November 28, 2014
    7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Square & Round Dance Center
      Contra dance refers to several partnered folk dance styles in which couples dance in two facing lines or in a group of four. It has mixed origins from English country dance and French dance styles in the 17th century. Considered a type of social...
    Square & Round Dance Center
    907-566-2327
    Website
    Square & Round Dance Center
    432 E. Harvard Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
    November 28, 2014
    9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    Alaska Dance Promotions
    The Dance Crash Course Programs will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Dance Party starts at 9 p.m. with a short beginners Bachata class at 9 p.m. The dance party will go till 1 a.m. $5 cover includes the short beginner Bachata class and the dance. Crash...
    Alaska Dance Promotions
    907-336-0333
    Alaska Dance Promotions
    300 E Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99515