Video: Painting Winter Solstice in the Chugach Mountains

How dark does it get in Anchorage during the longest night of the year? Bright downtown streets and snow-capped Chugach peaks ensure there's always plenty of light to be found — even on winter solstice, when the city is draped in nearly 19 hours of night. Follow Alaskan artist and filmmaker Max…

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Photos: The Best of 2021

How do you describe a full year in Anchorage? There’s spring skiing on city trails and slopes, and summer adventures in vast vibrant parks. Autumn brings the return of the aurora borealis, and winter sparkles with community festivities and more cozy family fun. From the Cook Inlet coast to the…

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The Hotel Captain Cook's Gingerbread Village

If you’re lucky to be in Anchorage in December, you’ll have the chance to see a wonderful holiday tradition at the Hotel Captain Cook; an enormous gingerbread village created by pastry chef Joe Hickel. Christmas 2021 marks Hickel's 38th year designing the lobby-sized village. What makes the edible…

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Recipe: sAKred Wild Salmon Dip

Alaskan Lisa Rodgers shares this favorite family recipe. "This recipe is from a friend that I used to commercial fish with, we would make it at Fish Camp along Tikahtnu (Dena'ina - Cook Inlet). There are many variations, but my kids keep begging me to stick with the old tried and true version that…

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Best Cozy Spots in Anchorage

Grab your down jacket and beanie and get ready for a fun and cozy day. Start your day with a great cup of coffee and a breakfast burrito or pastry from Kaladi Brothers or Caffe D'arte; for those close to Eagle River, Jitter’s is the place. Relax next to a cozy fireplace at The Lakefront Hotel or…

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Top Spots for Sledding in Anchorage

From kid-friendly hills to longer, steeper slopes, Anchorage is dotted with perfect places to set down a sled and build up some speed. Local sledding hills come in a variety of shapes, lengths, inclines and altitudes, and there are more than enough runs to keep thrill-seekers busy all winter long…

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Winter Holiday Traditions in Anchorage

A December Visit to Anchorage, Alaska The holiday season sparkle in Anchorage. A visit to Alaska in December means experiencing the place like a local and taking advantage of snow and clear skies. Things to Do in Anchorage During December Anchorage embraces the outdoors no matter the month. No need…

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Anchorage Holiday Gift Guide

Anchorage is the gift that keeps on giving, and local businesses are no exception. Find the perfect present, from treasured experiences to handmade jewelry, unique home goods, Alaska fabrics, flavors, and beyond. Book a private tour, commission a custom piece of art, pick up a gift card, or order a…

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Where to Find Holiday Lights in Anchorage

The Anchorage winter holidays shimmer with Christmas lights and other bright ways to celebrate the season. Find glittering downtown displays, sparkling special events, and oversized only-in-Anchorage exhibits. Whether you’re searching for a fun family excursion or an enchanting evening out, these…

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