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2023 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Fun

Letter from Santa

Download your letter from Santa below.

Color the bottom of the letter and bring it to the Tree Lighting, drop it off at the start of the line before taking your picture with Santa!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

🎉Fort Wainwright community! The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Event is almost here. 🗓Friday, December 1, 6PM-8PM 🎄Join us for the 2023 Installation Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Activity that will take place at the Fryar Fitness Complex-PFC. 🎅🏼During this event, patrons will partake in holiday themed activities, witness the tree lighting, take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy light refreshments. ⛸Ice skating will be available this year!


Thank you to our sponsors and event partners. Paid sponsorship. No federal endorsement implied.

Prizes and Raffle

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SFRG's and Activity Information


We have some fantastic SFRGs (and BOSS) planning to attend this year!


🍪 They will be selling a variety of baked goods and unit swag.

🎄 Come support your SFRGs on December 1.



Activities and tables:


⛸ Ice skating will be OPEN!!

Youth Sports will have an obstacle course set up for kids.

Last Frontier Community Activity Center team will have their bounce house.


11th Airborne Division Band will be playing!


Fort Wainwright Post Library will have a story time area.

CYS and USO will have a crafting area.


🎅🏼 Santa will be in attendance for family pictures!! Look for the red carpet, pictures should start near 6:30PM.



Sponsor tables:

Mojo Cafe will have hot chocolate!

Doyon Utilities will have free swag.

Odom will be bringing Coca Cola products and the Coca Cola Bear!




Remember to enter the MWR raffle!

Some prizes provided by Santa Claus House & The Great Alaskan Bowl Company.









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2024 Birch Hill Slush Cup
USAG Alaska Summer Concert 2024
2024 Alaskan Bucket List Challenge
2023 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Fun
2023-24 Birch Hill Ski And Snowboarding Season
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