Christmas Village in Anchorage, Alaska, is a magical winter wonderland event that captures the festive spirit of the holiday season. Held annually in December, this event transforms the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center into a bustling marketplace filled with holiday cheer.
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Over 100 vendors participate, offering a wide array of unique gifts, handmade crafts, and local Alaskan products, making it an ideal place for Christmas shopping. Visitors can browse through a variety of booths selling everything from handcrafted jewelry and artwork to custom-made clothing and home decor. In addition to shopping, Christmas Village features a lineup of live entertainment, including local choirs, musicians, and dance groups, performing holiday classics and contemporary favorites. For families, the event offers numerous activities for children, such as face painting, balloon art, and, of course, a chance to meet Santa Claus himself.
Animal lovers will enjoy the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located a drive away, where one can see moose, bears, bison, and other native wildlife in a natural setting. The Alaska Native Heritage Center provides a rich cultural experience, with exhibits and performances showcasing the traditions and crafts of Alaska’s indigenous peoples.