Alaska is definitely one of the best places to visit for New Year’s Eve if you want to experience an icy wonderland like the fairy-tales. Cities throughout the state are brimming with exciting festivities such as ice skating, live music, and street performers. Many small towns offer cozy vacation rentals and spectacular views of the northern lights. You’re sure to ring in the New Year with an unforgettable celebration in Alaska!
Alaska's largest ski area and only destination ski resort, the Alyeska, hosts the annual Torchlight Ski Parade annually. Events begin with live music, activities, and a beer garden in the Daylight Lodge followed by skiers and snowboarders illuminating the snowy slopes with glowing torches. A fireworks display completes the spectacular show.
The New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Anchorage is a spectacular annual event to behold. This outdoor event features live musical performances with a DJ and band, holiday festivities, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display to ring in the New Year. It’s the perfect family-friendly New Year’s Eve event for all ages.
Designed for families with kids, Fairbanks Children’s Museum offers New Year’s Eve activities for children of all ages. Kids can enjoy the noon-time New Year’s Eve party and ball drop plus plenty of kid-friendly food to chow down on. It’s the ideal day-time New Year’s Eve event before heading out for evening celebrations.
Experience an icy winterland at the North Pole’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular! Kids love the holiday festivities with Santa (he’s always at the North Pole) and the ice park featuring ice mazes, slides, and sculptures. There’s also warmer activities like indoor crafts and hot cocoa to enjoy on New Year’s Eve at the North Pole!
The beautiful town of Wasilla hosts their annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show complete with festivities and live music. Beat the chill with some hot chocolate and s’mores in the warming tent and grab some complimentary treats and handwarmers to stay comfortable throughout the event.