New Year’s Eve is a special time in Anchorage, Alaska. It’s a night of celebration and true wonder. With the exception of Hawaii, we are the last U.S. state to ring in the New Year, and make truly make a great party out of it.
As we count down to 2014, the toughest decision to make may be where to spend the evening. As a proud Anchorage business, we’ve found some of the most popular Anchorage locales for New Year’s Eve.
Here are some recommendations from Anchorage’s website:
- NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve: Held in Anchorage’s Town Square Park, you’ll literally find hot entertainment and icy fun. Watch fire jugglers, skilled acrobats, a light show, live music, and more. The ice skating pond is open for the event, while beautiful ice sculptures are scattered around the park. Head over to Town Square Park at 5 p.m. to grab your seat for the 8 p.m. firework show.
- New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball: If you’re looking for a little more “grown-up” party, visit the Masquerade Ball at the Dena’ina Center. The event is known as Alaska’s “ largest and classiest New Year’s Eve Party.” The bash is for anyone 21 and older, and lasts until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.
- Torchlight Parade: Head over to Alyeska Resort to join skiers and snowboarders as they head down the mountain, torches in hand. From a distance, they create a true “parade of lights” heading down the mountain. The parade begins at 9 p.m., with a fireworks show shortly after. Ska band Nervis Rex will also be playing nearby at the Sitzmark.
- Crush Wine Bistro: Many Anchorage restaurants host specialty dinners, but what is New Year’s Eve without a quality toast? Raise a glass at Crush Wine Bistro, with a cellar full of much more than just champagne. Reservations are always a good idea.
Whether you choose to stay at home for a cozy New Year’s Eve by the fire, or head out to the party, we ask that you please be safe, and do not drink and drive.
From all of us at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, happy New Year!