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Bright Up the Night Returns to the Fair

Free, Drive-Through Holiday Lights Display December 2 – 25


Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska State Fair will once again Bright Up the Night with its holiday lights display! This year’s free and festive event will take place on select days from December 2 – 25 on the fairgrounds in Palmer.


The Fair knows how long, cold and dark Alaska winters are. That’s why the Fair’s talented grounds crew is hard at work turning their beautiful summertime topiaries into an amazing light display to enjoy during the holiday season!


The topiaries, as well as many of the Fair buildings, are being transformed with white and colored lights that will literally “bright up the night” at the fairgrounds. This year builds on the inaugural display and will include several new topiaries such as the gardeners from 2015 and the bees featured in Pioneer Plaza at this year’s Fair.


The community is invited to enjoy the drive-through lights display, which is part of the Colony Christmas celebration, between 4 – 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 2
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Sunday, December 4
  • Friday, December 9
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Friday, December 16
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Sunday, December 18
  • Friday, December 23
  • Saturday, December 24
  • Sunday, December 25


Drivers should enter through the Fair Green Gate, follow the directional signage and exit through the Red Gate.


For more information, please visit alaskastatefair.org or contact Dean Phipps, Fair director of marketing and communications, at dean@alaskastatefair.org or 907.746.7153.


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