NSAA’s second annual family friendly community celebration of snow, Winter Solstice and holiday trees arrives Sunday, December 17
WHAT: 2017 Solstice Trees Tour – Free to the public to ski, snowshoe, walk or pull kids on sleds along a route of decorated holiday trees.
WHEN: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, December 17
WHERE: Kincaid Park’s Mize Loop
The community and media are invited to the second annual Solstice Tree Tour, hosted by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage, at Kincaid Park.
Last year’s celebration of Winter Solstice, festive holiday trees and healthy outdoor fun for all ages (as well as skiers and non-skiers) was so successful that it is now officially an Anchorage winter tradition! The Solstice Tree Tour showcases Kincaid’s winter magic while bringing Anchorage together to celebrate and showcase Anchorage’s trails!
Event entry is free and offers a rare opportunity for people to take a winter walk or snowshoe on the ski-only Mize Loop – though skiing is encouraged! More than 30 trees have already been sponsored and will be decorated by local businesses for this year’s event. Free hot drinks for kids, holiday cheer for adults and traditional s’mores will be served as families and individuals travel the 2.5-kilometer Mize Loop. Warming barrels will be provided to help tree viewers stay comfortable. The loop concludes with a friendly competition among tree sponsors: event attendees voting on the top tree.
Ski demos will also be available for beginners. Carpooling or biking is encouraged since there will be limited parking. Thanks to Bike Anchorage, bikers can store their wheels at a secure corral while they walk the loop. Dogs are not allowed.
Trees are still available for sponsorships and decorating. Get more information about those opportunities from Sara Miller at email@example.com. For other event details, please contact Tamra Kornfield at the NSAA office at 276-7609.