6 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Anchorage

The holiday season is in full swing! Can you believe Christmas is only three weeks away? Time is flying, and the end of the year is an extremely busy time for most people. This is especially true if you’re trying to sell your home in Anchorage before we ring in 2014! With all of the shopping, wrapping, cooking, and hosting you’ll be doing over the next few weeks, it’s all too easy to let the season pass you by. Luckily, there are a bunch of events going on in Anchorage that will allow you to explore the community, establish new traditions, and make lasting memories with your family and friends. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the holiday festivities, we’ve compiled a list of a few notable events going on in Anchorage this month.

A Christmas Carol
Enjoy a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, “A Christmas Carol,” presented by TBA Theatre, Inc.

“Polar Express” at Wild Berry Products Theatre
The family-friendly movie will be screened from 1pm – 3pm on December 8th. Santa is scheduled to make a special appearance.

Native People’s Bazaar
Shop a selection of Alaska native art and handicrafts on December 7th at the 30th Annual Native People’s Bazaar. Entertainment includes singing, drumming, and dancing.

Photos with Santa
Have your child’s photo taken with Santa at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall through Christmas Eve. A holiday tradition you can continue year after year!

Wonderland of Toys
The Anchorage Museum transforms its atrium into a dazzling wonderland of toys against a backdrop of twinkling lights and holiday décor. The entire family will be entertained!

Alaska Railroad Holiday Trains
Trains depart from the Anchorage Historic Depot and take riders on a round trip through Alaska’s beautiful snowcapped mountains.

Get out your calendar and make it a point to check out at least a couple of these holiday events going on in Anchorage over the next few weeks. After all, this is the most wonderful time of the year! What’s your favorite way to get in the holiday spirit? Feel free to share your family traditions on the Madden Real Estate Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you.

While remaining active in the Alaskan real estate market can be an added stressor this time of year, there are some unique perks to selling your home over the holidays. The buyers who are continuing their home search are typically very motivated. Not to mention, many homeowners remove their homes from the market between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, which gives you a competitive edge. If you’d like to discuss listing your home in the Alaskan real estate market this season, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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