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King Crab, Ham, & Prime Rib fundraiser for AK Ice Breakers Girls Hockey.  King Crab/ 10 pound box is $130.   Ham/smoked, boneless/14-16 pounds is $70.  Prime Rib/Angus, boneless/17 pound avg is $170.   Please contact Jane Vohden at jevohden@alaska.edu or 450-8340. Thank you for supporting girls hockey in Fairbanks!

Calendar: Fairbanks

North Pole Winter Festival
Dec. 1 to 2
Fireworks, holiday bazaar, tree and candle lighting ceremonies, caroling, and crowning of the North Pole King and Queen.

Christmas in Ice
Dec. 1 to Jan. 6
A magical event in North Pole with Christmas-themed ice sculptures by local and international sculptors and a kids park made of snow and ice. There will also be a picnic, a Military Appreciation Day, Santa, a Christmas train, and the New Year's Eve Snowflake Drop throughout the Christmas in Ice festival. 

Farmer's Market Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.
Farmer's Market Holiday Bazaar. For more information call 456-3276
West Valley High School
3800 Geist Road

Tree Lighting at Creamer's Field
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Annual lighting of the big spruce tree and caroling followed by cookies and hot drinks in the historic farmhouse at 6 p.m.
(907) 452-5162

Holiday Art Bazaar at Morris Thompson Center
Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special two-day First Friday Art Event. Vendors will be displaying and selling artwork and crafts from all over the Interior! You'll find an assortment of knitted & hand-sewn apparel, beaded and silver jewelry, Alaska Native crafts, paintings & prints, photography and pottery. 

Annual Yukon Quest Beer and Wine Tasting Auction Fundraiser
Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Come to our Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Auction Fundraiser. There will be a silent and outcry auction, with hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals. Also, Alaskan Brewing and Co. and K&L Distributors will bring hundreds of wines and beers for you to sample, while you listen to the folksy sound of Lost Dawg. You will be served hors d'oeuvres by Yukon Quest mushers all decked out in tuxes so you can eat, shop, and be merry! Age Suitability: 21 and Up

Winter Solstice Celebration
Friday, Dec. 21
Riverfront lighting, sleigh rides, caroling, music and winter fun in downtown Fairbanks.

New Year's Eve Sparktacular
Monday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.
Brilliant fireworks at UAF's West Ridge at 8 p.m. Stop by the UA Museum of the North before the show for hot chocolate and cookies. (907) 474-7505

Calendar: Anchorage

29th Annual Native Peoples Bazaar
Dec. 1
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alaska Native Medical Center
Collector's table, masks, baskets, dance fans, ivory, whalebone carvings, slippers, jewelry, ornaments, dolls and entertainment. Look for the treasure tables too. Donations of collectible art and artifacts, made to the ANMC Auxiliary to benefit the Native Scholarship Fund, will be sold in conjunction with the bazaar.

Smithsonian Spotlight: Documenting Yup'ik Traditional Knowledge
Dec. 6
7 p.m.
Anchorage Museum
Calista Elders Council Director Mark John, Yup’ik translator Alice Rearden and anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan discuss their decade-long documentation of Yup’ik traditional knowledge. They also share and discuss the council’s four most recent books: Ellavut/Our Yup’ik World and Weather, Our Nelson Island Stories, Yupiit Yuraryarait/Yup’ik Ways of Dancing and Mission of Change. A book signing follows.
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A Christmas Carol
Dec. 7
7 p.m.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" has gripped the public's imagination since 1843. It is as much a part of the holiday season as mistletoe or stockings. Alaska Theatre of Youth brings back Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all of your favorite characters in this traditional re-telling. Come along as the spirits take the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey where he learns the true meaning of Christmas.
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Winter Wonderland Walk and Community Tree Lighting
Dec. 7
5:30 to 8 p.m., tree lighting at 7 p.m.
Eagle River Commons
Downtown Eagle River Commons is the site for the annual tree lighting and features the elementary school choirs. Santa and a team of his eight real reindeer visit the event. Free horse-drawn sleigh rides along with lots of giveaway treats and fun. Share in the spirit of the season with donations of food to the E.R. Food Pantry and donations of gifts to families in need through the Sleeping Lady Lions. Just bring your canned goods or unwrapped gifts to the event!
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Dec. 26 until Dec. 29
2 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique - an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. A high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on unconventional instruments, such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks. It is movement made original through the use of everyday objects in nontraditional ways.
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NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration
Dec. 31
5 to 8 p.m.
Town Square
Bring the family to Town Square in downtown Anchorage for the NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration featuring fire jugglers, silk acrobats, light show, live music and more! 8 p.m. fireworks spectacular "
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