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

907-929-9200

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

http://www.anchoragefilmfestival.org/2012/

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.

907-263-2787

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

907-310-1973

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

907-929-9200

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.

907-980-8871

UAA professors explain their patented computer eye tracking technique.

 

Santa Skis Free Day

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

Dec.24

Alyeska Resort

907-754-1111

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

 

Stomp

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

Dec.26-29

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

621 W 6th Avenue

907-263-2787

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

 

DeVotchKa

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

907-754-1111

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

Jan.18-19

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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