We Know the Most Fun Things to Do in Homer, Alaska, in the Winter

Contrary to popular belief, winter is a great time to visit Homer, Alaska! It’s not always freezing cold and it’s not dark all day. These are a couple of common misconceptions that keep Contiguous United States travelers from coming to Homer, Alaska, in the winter. In fact, this time of year is less trafficked, which makes it a quieter time to visit. Enjoy family-friendly fun with community organizations, ski trails, and annual events! This is the perfect time of year to plan your family trip. Take advantage of all of the family-friendly things to do in a quiet setting.  

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Family Friendly Winter Activities in Homer Alaska
Winter Wonderland

Hit the Trails at Kachemak Nordic Ski Club

Winter in Homer poses a great opportunity for Nordic skiing!  The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club offers an abundance of ski trails! This ski club                                                  offers private lessons for beginners as well as monthly events and clinics.  

Get out out on the Bay with a Salmon/Crab Combo

Homer is best-known for world-class fishing! While spring and summer are traditionally the best times for fishing in Homer, you can enjoy fishing during the winter, too! Check out our Salmon/Crab Combo.

Skate the Afternoon Away

Skating for all ages and abilities is a fun way to spend the afternoon.  Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 pm to 4:15 pm and most weekends from 4:30-6 pm.  Located on the Homer Spit, Call 907-235-8ICE or check the calendar at the Kevin Bell Arena to find out more.

Attend a Homer, Alaska, Christmas Event

If you’re visiting for the holidays, be sure to attend a Homer, Alaska, Christmas event! Our community offers many holiday traditions for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the performing arts, first Friday events, holiday lights displays, festive shopping and an annual tree lighting! You will find the annual Nutcracker performance times on the Homer Council on the Arts Calendar. 

With all the fun things to do you’re sure to feel right at home when you spend the holidays in Homer!


Make Driftwood Inn Your Winter Home red and blue mugs sitting on table in front of fireplace


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! 

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