On Thursday through Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., head to the Alaska Zoo to visit the big, bright, beautiful lighted parade of animals. From front to back, the zoo is decorated with colorful, whimsical, and even animated lighted animal displays. alaskazoo.org
Holiday Lights in the Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden fills the grounds with beautiful light displays, live music, model train displays, vendors, warm drinks, and bonfires. This year the organization's goal is to produce zero trash during the event, so guests are asked to bring their own mugs to fill with coffee, tea. chocolate, or cider. alaskabg.org
Silent Film Night: Keaton and Chaplin
It's an evening of Silent Film giants: In Sherlock Jr.. when his fiancee is robbed, a kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) is framed but uses his amateur sleuthing skills to solve the case, clear his name, and win back the girl.
In The Pawnshop. Charlie Chaplin plays an assistant in a pawnshop where he goes about his job in his usual comic manner. When a customer brings in an alarm clock to be pawned, Chaplin engages in one of his most famous solo sustained comedy bits. anchoragesymphony.org
Anchorage Folk Festival
The Anchorage Folk Festival's goal is to support, encourage, and promote music and dance through performance and education. Across town artists take to the stage in free concerts, and the festival also includes workshops, contests, classes, and dances. anchoragefolkfestival.org
Tri-Flake Winter Triathlon
The Tri-Flake is Alaska's only USA Triathlon-sanctioned winter triathlon. It starts with an 8K run on the Coastal Trail, followed by an 8-mile bike on multi-use trails and STA single track trails in Kincaid, and finishes with a 10K ski on Kincaid's ski trails. alaskatriathlon.org
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Cordova Iceworm Festival
The Cordova Iceworm Festival was created in 1961 by a few great Cordovans who were itching to lift the spirits of those down with the winter blues. Festivities include crowning Miss Iceworm, naming the Citizen of the Year, the only fireworks show in Cordova, survival suit races, parade, annuai adult basketball and volleyball competitions, historical displays, a variety show, a paper airplane competition, and amazing local eats all week long. icewormfestival.com
Shake off the winter blues by checking out Kid Fest, a three-day event...