North Pole Winter Carnival

North Pole Winter Carnival

Early March
The North Pole Winter Carnival is a weekend celebration of winter in North Pole, Alaska, a suburb of Fairbanks. North Pole was named by Con Miller, a man who bought a Fairbanks trading post in 1949. When he cleaned it out, he found a Santa Claus suit and started wearing it on trips to the interior to buy furs and sell supplies. A few years later he built a new trading post southeast of Fairbanks, called it Santa Claus House, and named the town around it North Pole. The town now has a government and a post office. It also has the Winter Carnival which features the North Pole Championship Sled Dog Race, a dog weight-pulling contest, carnival rides and games, food booths, crafts bazaars, and live entertainment.
CONTACTS:
City of North Pole
125 Snowman Ln.
North Pole, AK 99705
907-488-2281; fax: 907-488-3002
www.northpolealaska.com
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