Wrap up warm and pack those thermals for New Year in Anchorage.
Alaska’s biggest city is an outdoor lovers dream come true, from
glaciers to mountain trails you can see some breathtaking scenery
during your visit.
Take to the Alaska Railroad and create some wonderful memories as you make your way through some beautiful terrain. Or get some epic views of the surrounding mountains and hanging glaciers, when you take the Alyeska Aerial Tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska.
For the adventure seekers, you can of course enjoy the winter sports, skiing, snow boarding, ice climbing, get action packed with heli-skiing or jump on a snow bike and take to the trails.
If you’re looking for something a little less heart racing, then there are art galleries and museums to peruse, including Anchorage Museum, or do a little indoor shopping at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall and grab a glass of wine to unwind.
Most people will be heading to the big free event, Fire & Ice New
Years Eve, from around 5pm - 8pm in the Town Square. This is a great
place for family fun, including a dance party, live entertainment,
street performers, ice gallery and great food trucks, topped off
with the official fireworks display at 8pm that will light up the
night sky over Anchorage.
If you’re looking for some lively night life, many of the bars and restaurants will be holding their own New Year events, from Razzle Dazzle balls to the annual celebration at the Dena'ina Center.
Don’t miss the torchlight parade at Girdwood, Alyeska Resort. The parade starts at 8.30pm and you can watch the skiers and snowboarders coming down the mountain (descending if you want to get posh!) There are also fireworks here after the procession.
Looking to get some great food whilst your staying in Anchorage, then try out some of these restaurant:
Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
Jack Sprat Restaurant
Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill
Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill
No current working live webcams that I can find, I did find this webcam that refreshes every 60 seconds from the Town Square
Make sure you’re super cosy this new year in one of Anchorage’s
Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage
The Hotel Captain Cook
The Lakefront Anchorage
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.