Ride in a dog sled. Stand on a glacier. Ski under the northern lights. Or dine at an award-winning restaurant. You could do it all in one day if you'd like. Or take your time and explore the endless variety of activities, events, and adventures waiting for you in Anchorage. Here are a few ideas for wintertime fun.

Dog Mushing
Ice Hockey
Northern Lights Viewing
Performing Arts

Local shops are loaded with ivory, jade, Native basketry, and fur - while jewelry stores prove that the gold rush is still alive. Anchorage offers gifts and collectors pieces from throughout the state. And there's no sales tax! Much appreciated Alaska gifts include food delicacies such as fresh seafood, smoked salmon and reindeer sausage, plus local wild berries made into wonderful jams, jellies, sauces, and candies. Many shop owners will ship items to anywhere in the world. In addition, buying Alaska art is a popular way to take home memories of the Great Land. Local galleries feature painters, potters, wood carvers and other artists who offer works for all tastes and budgets.

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