Many of us have hopes of a new year filled with crushing goals and (of course) good health and fortune. Why not get your 2019 started by kicking it off Alaska-style? Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or have a family full of kiddos, here’s a list of fun and unique Alaska New Year’s Eve events that will help you set the tone for 2019.
Anchorage New Year’s Eve Celebration
Head over to Town Square Park for some New Year’s Eve fun. This family-friendly event kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs until the fireworks spectacular at 8 p.m. Before fireworks light up the sky, there will be 3D light projections and plenty of fun and entertainment to take advantage of. Keep yourself warm by dancing the night away to local music, and bring that appetite, too, because some of the state’s best food vendors will be close by. The best part about this event? It’s free to attend!
Northern Lights Resolution Run
For those of you wanting to jump-start that New Year’s resolution to be more active or maybe lose a few pounds, here’s your perfect chance. The Northern Lights Resolution Run follows a 5K course that starts and ends at the Atwood Center. Special lights on display and upbeat music will keep you moving through woods and trails that pass through the APU Campus. The party starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $35-$45.
New Year’s Eve Kick-off Party
Hoarfrost Distilling wants to help kick your new year off right by whipping up some top-shelf cocktails from 4-8 p.m. that will help you say goodbye to 2018. There will not only be holiday specials but also door prizes every hour at this award-winning distillery.
New Year’s Eve Sparktacular
It isn’t New Year’s without fireworks. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting the Fairbanks Curling Lions’ 29th annual Sparktacular celebration, with fireworks lighting up the sky from UAF’s West Ridge. Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served at the University of Alaska Museum of the North from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 8 p.m.