Christmas in Homer, Alaska, the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season offers a variety of dearly-held annual events and traditions. Each year, locals and visitors alike delight in a tree lighting ceremony, local production of the Nutcracker, and a festive holiday lights display! All of these events bring festive cheer to the community in the weeks leading up the Christmas. Discover the most magical ways to celebrate Christmas below! Then, use our free Vacation Guide to start planning your destination holiday.
3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Homer, Alaska
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Homer, Alaska, is the premier Christmas event! This celebration takes place each December at the beginning of the month and features a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas carolers, holiday-themed food and drink, and, of course, a tree lighting! The 2019 celebration is set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!
Homer Nutcracker Production
The Homer Nutcracker has brought this classic ballet production to the Mariner Theatre! This year, there are four chances to catch the Christmas classic live. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets, though! These seats go quickly. Advance tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child, while door tickets (if available) are $20 per adult and $15 per child.
Annual Bear Creek Winery Garden of Lights Festival
The Bear Creek Winery Garden of lights is one of our favorite Homer, Alaska, events! This Christmas celebration takes place the two weekends before Christmas on Friday and Saturday. Come out on one of the four nights to take advantage of this free event. The Bear Creek Winery Garden of Lights features a holiday-themed lights display, bonfire, live music, and complimentary beverages.
Your Holiday Home at Driftwood Inn
Hang your stocking from a different mantle this year when you celebrate Christmas in Homer, Alaska! Experience a truly peaceful holiday getaway when you travel from Anchorage to Homer for the holidays. Driftwood Inn offers several lodging options, so you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation! We recommend our Modern Lodges for families and group travelers.
The Old Town Lodge has a prime location in the heart of Old Town Homer. This modern lodge also features a spacious kitchen and living room area with views of Kachemak Bay, a large deck, four bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.
Check our availability and book your holiday getaway home!