Do you miss Christmas and all its decorations on the streets?
Well, I have good news for you. In North Pole, Alaska, you can experience Christmas year round. St. Nicholas Drive, Santa Claus Lane, and Snowman Lane are all Christmas- themed streets where the street lights are decorated in a candy cane motif. Also, some local businesses are painted in red and white color and display Christmas decorations. The city of North Pole is proud to host the world’s larger fiberglass Santa Claus statue, which is outside of the city’s gift shop named Santa Claus House.The store is open year round, and we got the chance to take some pictures in Santa’s chair. While there, I asked the store’s employee (aka Santa’s elf) how is to work the entire year in a place full of Christmas decorations. She assured me that the shop is a happy place and the Holiday doesn’t lose its spirit along the way. The town is about an hour drive from Fairbanks, and is mostly visited in summertime, as well as during Christmas holidays by tourists who come to explore nearby areas.
We passed by this small town on our way from Fairbanks to Chena hot-springs. All together, we probably spent forty-five minutes to tour the city and to visit their famous Santa Claus’ shop. Stopping and taking pictures at their places of interest is what added up some time because, as mentioned above, the town is tiny and there is not much to visit except its Christmas themed sights.
The shop is a fun place and displays all the holiday’s attributes like ginger bread, cane candies, presents and toys for everyone. There you can find everything that associates with one of the most awaited period of the year, Christmas. I will not deny that it feels a bit unusual to be in a place like this in the middle of spring, but hey.. it is an unusual place.
Let me know what are your thoughts about North Pole and if you would visit it.
Ho-Ho-Ho from North Pole,