Mark Your Calendar for Solstice Fireworks Downtown!
Join us on Saturday, December 16th at 8 PM for an exciting fireworks show, brought to you by Alyeska Pipeline and supported by our generous sponsors.
The fireworks will be launched from Shoreway Park, on the north side of the Chena River, right in the heart of downtown. There are plenty of parking and viewing options nearby, but please note that the south side of the river is the best location to watch the show. For safety reasons, viewing on top of the river ice is not permitted and the bridges will be closed to foot traffic during the show.
Come join us downtown Saturday, December 16th from 5:30 - 7:30pmfor professional photographs with live reindeer and an elf! The professional pictures will be posted to The Downtown Association's Facebook page for the public to retrieve.
While you’re downtown, come join us and experience the Winter Solstice Festival with a warm and cozy drink to sip on during the festivities thanks to Rylieh Bodyfelt and her team!
Don't forget to stick around for the Fireworks Spectacular that starts at 8:00pm!
Moose on the Loose
Sponsored by: Doyon Limited
Join FEDC and Mortimer the Moose for the annual Moose on the Loose, a self-guided scavenger hunt centered around your favorite local businesses!
On Saturday, December 16th, participating businesses place a hidden Mortimer somewhere in their business. Once you find Mortimer, you'll be rewarded with a stamp on your Moose on the Loose Passport. Each stamp puts you into a drawing for the prizes from the local businesses!
Join the fun on Saturday December 16th during the Winter Solstice Festival! The scavenger hunt runs all day and you can get your passports at any of the participating businesses.
Questions or want to know more about Moose on the Loose? Email Killian at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Mortimer The Moose
Winter Lights Walk
Join us during the annual Winter Lights Walk during the Winter Solstice Festival! Local businesses sponsor and decorate trees along the downtown portion of the Chena River Walk, in Griffin Park to fundraise for local charities.
Bonus, the winning business will choose a charity to donate the profits from the event! Join us downtown during the Winter Solstice Festival on 12/16 and vote on your favorite tree!
Warming Stations + Tree Voting Locations
December 10, 2023 | 2:30-4:30PM
December 16, 2023|4:30-7:45PM
FNSB Parks& Rec will have family activities available leading up to the tree lighting. Tree lighting will begin at 4:00pm, with each tree getting a countdown and lighting.
Start at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center or the Yukon Quest Alaska Headquarters and Gift Shop, walk the Winter Lights Walk trail, and vote at either starting location. Voting ends at 7:45pm, just in time to find a place for the Fireworks starting at 8:00pm!
Along with the Winter Lights Walk, participants may enjoy warm beverages and cookies free of charge and shop the Handmade Holiday Art Bazaar inside the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center.
Join the fun on Friday 12/15 and Saturday 12/16 during the Winter Solstice Festival! The Holiday Bazaar starts at noon and you can vote for your favorite decorated tree while you shop!
Find more information on The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center website here.
Thank You Sponsors!
Thank you to our Big Dipper Sponsors and our Friends of the Festival: