If you’re looking for things to do in December, look no further than Homer, Alaska! This charming town has plenty of activities to keep you busy during the winter months. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, be sure to check out the amazing cross-country skiing trails. Or, if you prefer something a bit more active, why not try ice skating? You can also enjoy some winter surfing or go on a seasonal tour. No matter what you choose to do, Homer is sure to provide an unforgettable experience!
Once you’re packed, you’ll need to know what to do when you’ve arrived in Homer! Browse our Things to Do page for some inspiration. You will find it packed with local insight on the best spots to visit during your trip to our area.
5 Things to Do in Homer, AK, in December
Take a Sunset Walk on Bishop’s Beach
When you think of fun things to do in the Alaska winter, a sunset walk on the beach is probably not at the top of your list. But Bishop’s Beach is gorgeous to walk or bike across in December. You will need a “fat tire bike” as they are designed for biking in the snow, but with the proper equipment, you get a perfect view of Kachemak Bay.
Explore the Wilds on a Cross-Country Ski Tour in Homer
While Homer, Alaska, does not have mountains for proper downhill skiing, there are three trails that we really like:
See the Northern Lights in Alaska
While the northern lights rarely come down to Homer, Alaska, you can take a trip up to Fairbanks to see the Aurora Borealis. December is the perfect time to see the lights as additional nighttime allows for more time to see the natural phenomena. If you want to stargaze, there are some great places on Homer to watch the stars at night.
Attend a Homer Christmas Event
If you’re coming during the end of December, it is worth visiting a Homer, Alaska, Christmas event! There are great things to see, such as holiday plays like the NUtcracker and holiday lighting displays.
Stay at The Driftwood Inn
Cozy up at Driftwood Inn when you visit Homer, Alaska, in the winter! We offer a variety of lodging options for all types of travelers. Couples and solo adventurers can enjoy a stay in our Historic Inn Rooms or Tiny Houses, while family/group travelers can find everything they need in one of our Modern Lodges! All of our accommodations are located just a stone’s throw away from the best things to do in Homer.
Consider a stay in one of our Modern Lodges during your winter getaway! These three homes are located in the heart of Old Town Homer and overlook Bishop’s Beach. Each home offers ample space, a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor entertaining space, and more. These lodges are truly your home away from home!
Check our availability and start planning your trip!