Christmas in Anchorage

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Historic Anchorage Public School Celebrates the 36th Annual Christmas in Anchorage Saturday, December 10th

Guests will enjoy festivities ranging from Breakfast with Santa to the fabulous Holiday Boutique.  This important community event is sponsored by the Anchorage Parent Teach Association and is open to the public.  Proceeds from the event support enrichment programs at the school.

The festivities will being on Thursday, December 8th with the Holiday Home Tour and Kick-Off Party at the newly renovated home of Christina and Andrew West (1400 Walnut Lane).  This is your chance to view exquisite holiday décor while enjoying gourmet appetizers, catered by Vincenzo’s.  Win a beautifully decorated holiday wreath at our silent auction.  Take a night off of homework duty and spend time celebrating the holiday season with your friends and neighbors.  Admission is a $50/person donation to the Anchorage Parent Teacher Association.   Space is limited!

The celebration continues into the weekend.  Please visit the school on Saturday, December 10th between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm to enjoy these favorite Anchorage traditions:

Holiday Boutique – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Shop for unique gifts from more than 80 skilled artisans from throughout the region.  Browse our selection of jewelry, ornaments, home décor, knickknacks, wooden toys, clothing, and much more.

North Pole Bakery – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purchase delicious, home-baked goodies made with care by Anchorage families.

Reindeer Ranch – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch items from local restaurants and shops.

Breakfast with Santa – Seatings at 8:30 am and 10:00 am

It’s the most important meal of the day!  Come and enjoy breakfast while you get your photo taken with Santa Claus.

Holiday Concerts – 9:30 am (K-4) and 10:30 am (5-8)

Enjoy beautiful holiday music performed by Anchorage School’s talented children.

Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone – 10:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:30 am – 11:00 am / 11:00 am – 11:30 am / 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

While the adults are shopping, the kids can have fun in Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone.  This year, there will be four time slots available and kids can choose from the following activities:

  • Make It & Take It – Holiday crafts for kids featuring ceramic keepsake ornaments.
  • Candy Cane Corner – Kids can purchase small gifts for their family and friends. The holiday elves will wrap the gifts so everyone will be surprised on Christmas morning.
  • Story Time and Crafts with Mrs. Claus – Enjoy your favorite holiday story and create a small craft with Mrs. Claus and your friends.

Anchor Christmas Tree Raffle

The APTA holiday elves have decorated a Christmas tree full of all things Anchorage.  Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to make it yours this holiday season!

Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Ornament

Don’t miss out on purchasing the 2016 Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Ornament.  This year’s design is a wooden jockey silk hand-painted by Betty Conley.  Each ornament (~ 4″ x 4″) features an anchor cutout, Anchorage School colors, accent ribbon and a decorative hanging wire.  Packaged in keepsake boxes, Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Ornaments make great gifts for students, alumni, and/or teachers.

The APTA holiday elves are hard at work, but as with all exciting events, this one is still in need of many volunteers.  Don’t miss out on the fun – contact Jennifer Archibald at or 502-235-5364 if you are interested in helping.  Christmas in Anchorage is a wonderful time for Anchorage School to reconnect with the community.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at all the festivities.


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