Alaskans, and those of us who live year round on the Kenai Peninsula in particular, celebrate winter in diverse and distinctive ways through some truly original Winter Festivals.
From the Peninsula Winter Games here in the twin cities of Soldotna & Kenai, to the Polar Bear Jump Off in Seward and the Homer Winter Carnival, there is at least one if not several events to choose from each and every month of winter.
Christmas celebrations, with the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, fireworks, bonfires, and parades are also very popular during the months of November & December.
Visit the pages below for specific information on festivals in each of the Kenai Peninsula cities, as well as some of the other major winter festivals statewide.
Winter in Alaska is BEAUTIFUL, so get out there and enjoy it!!
Visit http://www.peninsulawintergames.org/ for info on this festival held in Soldotna & Kenai every year, for the past 30 years, at the end of January.
Seward is the home of the annual Polar Bear Jump Off Festival, held in January each year.
Visit http://www.homeralaska.org/ for info on winter festivals and celebrations.
Visit The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce for information on the annual Snow Rondi winter festival held each February.
Visit http://www.furrondy.net/ for info on this long-time annual winter festival held in Anchorage for two weeks each February.