Events calendar December 2016.

Author:Anderson, Tasha
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DEC 2-11

Anchorage International Film Festival

With the tagline "Films worth freezing for,' this annual film festival offers film enthusiasts an opportunity to view a variety of international and independent films including documentaries, animation, shorts, and Made in Alaska films.

DEC 2-18

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)

Back by popular demand with new jokes and holiday stories, instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told--plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture and every carol ever sung,

DEC 31

New Year's Eve Celebration

Anchorage's New Year's Eve celebration is a fun, family friendly, free event. The night will feature musicians, street performers, food vendors, and fireworks, all in Anchorage's Town Square from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


DEC 17

Christmas Village

Christmas Village is a perfect opportunity to buy all of those last-minute gifts. Christmas Village, which is located at the Dena'ina Center and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., allows both Alaskan-made and imported items to be sold at the show.


DEC 2-18

A Christmas Story

Based off the family favorite movie, this stage production by Jean Shepherd is the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker on his quests to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The delightful comedic plot elements include the family's temperamental exploding furnace, Scut the school bully, experiments with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, and Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking.


Design Alaska Holiday Concert

The Design Alaska Holiday concert, which sells out every year, features Eduard Zilberkant conducting the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the Fairbanks Symphony Chorus, and the Fairbanks Symphony Children's Chorus and will treat guests with traditional holiday favorites at the UAF Davis Concert Hall beginning at 4 p.m.

DEC 17

Mushing Madness

Starting at 10:30 a.m. and sponsored by the Junior Dog Mushers of Interior Alaska, Mushing Madness takes place at the Jeff Studdert Race Ground and is a less formal opportunity for young mushers ages two through eighteen to enjoy dog mushing without the pressure of racing



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