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Alaska Winter Solstice Festivals. Money saving vacation tips from Alaska Anchorage for year round fun. Alaskan's love their winter solstice festivals. These festivals celebrating the shortest day of the year take place all over Alaska. Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of daylight for the year. Winter Solstice is at 3:42 a.m. Alaska time.

Winter Solstice Festivals in Alaska.

Alaskan's do love their festivals and just because it's winter in the Last Frontier doesn't mean these hearty souls are hunkered away for a long winters hibernation. As a matter of fact it's just the opposite. The Winter Solstice gives Alaskan's another reason to celebrate and celebrate is what they do. Here is a quick rundown of just some of the festivities and where to get involved.

  • Anchorage Mountaineering Club of Alaska hosts a hike and campout on Flattop Mountain.
  • Anchorage Rotary and the municipality of Anchorage sponsor a Winter Run for the Sun.
  • Eagle River Alaska at the Eagle River Nature Center.
  • Fairbanks Alaska Winter Solstice Celebration is held each winter in downtown Fairbainks.
  • Talkeetna not to be caught in any shadows of the big cities celebrates their WinterFest for the entire month of December. Dance all day then party around the bonfires. For a real Alaskan treat, be sure to take in the Wilderness Woman Contest and the Bachelors Auction held in Talkeetna Alaska. It's a full month of celebration that makes winter so much fun in Alaska.

Points of Interest; In winter, the day of solstice or equinox occurs on December 21 or 22. At the Arctic Circle the sun does not rise at all on this day, but in the northern most town of Barrow Alaska, the sun does not rise for a total of 67 days.

Denali Park Tours Exit Glacier Tours
Denali Bus Tours
See bears, caribou and wolves in their natural habitat.
Exit Glacier, Seward AK.
Take a drive or ride on a tour bus to the base of “Exit Glacier”.
Bear Viewing Tours
Throughout Alaska, bears are one of the top attractions.
Anchorage Wildlife Viewing
Be sure to visit the “Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center”, Girdwood.

Winter Solstice Festivities.


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