Light Up the Night

Bright Up the Night, presented by AT&T, is Alaska’s largest drive-through light display and is coming to the Alaska State Fair!
This event is open Thursdays through Sundays from November 26 through December 13, and then daily from December 17 through January 2. Hours are from 4 to 9 p.m.
The light display, designed by North Pole Productions, features more than 70 different light displays spanning the entire length of the fairgrounds, from the Purple Gate through the Green Gate. From the warmth and comfort of their vehicles, guests drive through festive light displays while enjoying the holiday music broadcast synced directly to their radio.
Guests can double their holiday cheer by taking advantage of the Fair’s partnership with The Christmas Factory, which offers a 10 percent discount code to anyone who buys tickets to either event. At The Christmas Factory, located on the fairgrounds, visitors experience the magic of Christmas by touring Santa’s workshop, delivering a personalized letter to Santa’s mailbox, getting a peek into the elf wrapping room, powering up Santa’s sleigh, enjoying a treat in Mrs. Claus’ bakery, and even meeting Santa himself.
This event is made possible by these generous Sponsors: AT&T, Tote Maritime, Alaska Airlines, Alaska529, Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center, Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, Channel 2 and CBS 5, Lynden Transport, and Sylva Insurance. Thank you!
Tickets on sale now at Advance purchase is required, reserve your spot today! Special advance prices, starting at $20 for personal use vehicles, are available for tickets purchased by November 25

Event updates

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