On November 26, the Alaska State Fair gets lit up with holiday cheer.
The Bright Up the Night event at the fair consists of more than 70 holiday light displays across the fairgrounds. From the warmth and safety of your own car, you can proceed about a mile through the fairgrounds from the Purple Gate to the Green Gate to see the amazing displays, which are coordinated to music you can tune in on your car radio. The event has become a holiday tradition in Palmer.
The annual event begins November 26 on Thursday through Sunday only, but then beginning December 17 daily through January 2. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.alaskastatefair.org and are on sale now.
Also taking place on the fairgrounds is The Christmas Factory, an interactive holiday experience for kids that includes an hour tour, a meeting with Santa, a visit with Mrs. Claus and a personalized letter to Santa, among other activities. While they are two separate events, The Christmas Factory does offer a 10 percent discount to those who participate in Bright Up the Night.