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New Year's Eve in Anchorage 2021-2022

Fireworks and northern lights illuminate the skies on the main night of the year


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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Anchorage's main New Year's Eve celebration occurs downtown. At Town Square Park, family-friendly celebrations are held from 5 pm to 8 pm on New Year's Eve and include DJ music shows and fireworks.

For those who write a sports resolutions list every year, there is an excellent way to prove their serious intentions. The annual Northern Lights Resolution Run is a good tradition to literally run into the new year.

The most magical New Year’s Eve spots are located away from the city and light pollution. After all, Alaska is famous for its Northern Lights. But if you are not lucky enough to catch the elusive aurora borealis, check out the glow of the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.

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