North Pole

Do you believe in Santa Claus? Well, a visit to the North Pole, Alaska will help you remember all the magic of Christmas! This small town of 2,200 residents is the perfect place for any Christmas lover to explore. Only a 15-minute drive from Fairbanks, North Pole is festooned with holiday decorations throughout the year – even in the middle of July! Every December the annual North Pole "Christmas In Ice Contest" attracts ice sculptors from around the world, and the Winter Festival is a flurry of exciting activities and fireworks. And of course, you must visit the North Pole Post Office, where more than 400,000 pieces of mail arrive annually addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole, Alaska.” You can also head out to the Chena Lake Recreation Area with a swimming beach, paved bike trails, and canoe rentals.