Visit the North Pole

12/03/2012 Back To Blog Snow-covered trees in Alaska

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the holiday season has officially begun. Time to deck the halls and turn up the holiday tunes. The City of North Pole, known for its jolly motto of “where the Christmas spirit lives year-round,” is kicking it up a notch throughout the month of December, with ice art festivals and events at the Santa Claus House.

The Santa Claus House, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is a must-see attraction when visiting North Pole. This house of cheer offers visitors a wide assortment of Christmas décor and ornaments, apparel, collectibles, children’s toys and a variety of Made In Alaska gifts.  While perusing the aisles, be sure to stop and take advantage of the fun and unique photo opportunities with the 6-foot tall plush moose and polar bear as well as the life-size nativity scene. Outside attractions include Santa’s sleigh and his team of reindeer.

The Christmas in Ice Park opened to visitors on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will continue to delight visitors through Jan. 6, 2013. This celebration of winter, holidays and ice offers children and adults a magical experience throughout the holiday season. The Ice Park is located next door to the Santa Claus House and features Christmas-themed sculptures from international and local ice artists. Children will love exploring the ice maze and taking their turn on one of the four giant ice slides. Twirlers and smaller ice slides are also available for the smallest of the bunch to enjoy. For more details on the schedule of events, visit the Christmas in Ice website

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