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 Hotel Captain Cook and catch up on that book or blog you've been wanting to read or thumb through the latest edition of Alaska Magazine, and grab a bite to eat or check out the gift shops while you're there.

Head downtown for an enjoyable shopping experience at some of Anchorage's popular shops: The Kobuk (try the homemade doughnuts), Alaska Wild Berry Products (in the 5th Avenue Mall) and Once in A Blue Moose (across from the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center) – all wonderful places to find local gifts and treasures.

For lunchtime, Anchorage offers amazing dining locations with a true Alaska feel, great food, and cozy atmospheres: Arctic Roadrunner and The New Peanut Farm, both right on Campbell Creek, and Bear Paw & Grill, found in midtown.

Once the sun sets, grab a hot cocoa and head up the mountain to the Glen Alps Trailhead overlook for a stunning view of the city. If you are lucky, the northern lights will be out and dancing about. Wrap up your evening with some drinks, appetizers, and dinner at the 49th State Brewing Co. (warm your hands around one of the beautiful copper fire pits) or let the glow and crackling fire from the Glacier Brewhouse stone fireplace make you feel right at home while you decide which amazing dessert or after-dinner drink to enjoy as you end the night.