Things to do in Anchorage over Christmas break

Wonderland of Toys

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Until Jan. 13

Anchorage Museum

625 C Street


A display of vintage toys, dating back to the 1800s on display for the holiday season.


Anchorage International Film Festival

Various times and venues

Until Dec. 12

The 11th  annual film festival features independent films from throughout the world.


Thursday Night at the Fights

Fights begin at 7 p.m.

Dec. 6 and most other Thursdays

Egan Center

555 W Fifth Ave.

Boxing bouts on display at the Egan Center can provide entertainment on cold winter nights.


A Christmas Carol

7 p.m.

Dec. 7, 15

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

621 W 6th Ave.


Charles Dickens’ classic story will be performed by the Alaska Theatre of Youth.


Merry Merchant Munch

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 7-8

Downtown Eagle River

Merchants compete to make the best holiday snacks while attendees can enjoy free horse-drawn sleigh rides and carolers.


Scared Scriptless Improv

8 p.m.

Dec. 8 (Second and fourth Saturday of every month)

Snow Goose Restaurant & Sleeping Lady Brewery

717 W. Third Avenue


The comedy troupe performs funny, improvised scenes for audiences downtown.


Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

5 p.m.

Through Dec. 29

625 C St., Anchorage


A music and light show using HD graphics to bring a Pink Floyd experience to audiences.


Anchorage Science Pub at TapRoot

4-6 p.m.

Dec. 9

3300 Spenard Rd.


UAA professors explain their patented computer eye tracking technique.


Santa Skis Free Day

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Alyeska Resort


Those wearing Santa costumes (hat, beard, jacket and pants) ski free all day.



2 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

621 W 6th Avenue


STOMP features musical and dance skits performed with untraditional noisemakers, such as brooms, garbage can lids, brooms and sticks.


NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration

5-8 p.m.

Dec. 31

Town Square

A New Year’s Eve celebration featuring fire jugglers, acrobats, light shows, music and an 8 p.m. firework show.


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Dena’ina Center

8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Dec. 31

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center

600 W Seventh Ave.

21+ event



8 p.m.

Dec. 31

Bear Tooth Theatrepub

1230 W 27th Ave

The four piece instrumental and vocal ensemble plays rock ‘n’ roll and will help the restaurant ring in the New Year.


New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display

8 p.m.

Dec. 31

Alyeska Resort


A fireworks display will follow as skiers and snowboarders go down the slopes of Mount Alyeska with torches, giving the mountain a red glow.


Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival


Egan Center

555 W Fifth Ave.,

A showcase of beer, mead and barley wine from 50 regional brewers.


Wedding Fair

Noon-5 p.m.

Jan. 20

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center

600 W Seventh Ave.


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