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With the northern lights overhead and crisp white snow underfoot, Winter Season in Fairbanks is kicking into high gear. The coming months bring a plethora of fantastic events including dog mushing races, ice sculpting contests, holiday celebrations, fireworks and more. As you start looking forward to your 2023 trip to Fairbanks – whether it’s to play in snow during Winter Season, see the northern lights during Aurora Season or to experience 24 hours of daylight during Midnight Sun Season – order a free travel guide and start planning your adventure today!
Plan Your Trip to Fairbanks with New Travel Guides
The brand-new 2023 Official Fairbanks Visitors Guide is now available for free just in time to start planning your trip to Fairbanks next year. The 68-page, full-color annual publication illustrates features and attractions specific to life in the region as well as ways to journey to other Interior and Arctic Alaska destinations. Highlighted throughout the guide are activities available throughout the year in the frontier community including fishing, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, visiting museums and activities on the Chena River. The guide also features exhibitions, attractions and performances focused on inspirational Alaska Native peoples, spirited pioneers and nature-inspired artists. It also lists a wide variety of seasonal and year-round accommodations, services, restaurants, shopping and attractions.
For a fun and lighthearted look at all that Winter Season has to offer, check out the 2022-23 Fairbanks Winter Guide. Created as a companion piece to the Visitors Guide, the Winter Guide is a 24-page booklet that highlights the things that make winter in Fairbanks truly magical. From hanging out with four-legged friends like sled dogs and reindeer to chasing the aurora borealis to visiting nearby places like the Arctic Circle and Denali National Park, winter in the Fairbanks area is never boring!
View the guides online in full-screen interactive form or order printed copies to start planning your Fairbanks trip today!
Winter Season Events
Winter Season in Fairbanks provides a stunning backdrop for many spectacular outdoor events including ice sculpting competitions, dog sled races, cross country ski races, winter solstice celebrations, fireworks displays and more! When you’re ready to warm up and spend some time inside during the winter, there’s also a variety of concerts, theatrical performances, comedy shows and art exhibits among others to help fill your days.
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North Pole, Alaska – Where it’s Christmas Every Day
Take a delightful drive along Santa Claus Lane, see streetlights decorated in candy cane motifs and mingle with Santa’s reindeer on a trip to North Pole. Visit with Santa and tell him what’s on your list this year or send a letter from Santa to friends and family back home with an authentic North Pole postmark. Located just 20 minutes from Fairbanks, a trip to North Pole during the holiday season is truly magical.
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