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December in Valdez

December is a great time to visit Valdez, with so much to do. Check our local events calendar for more updates. 

Winter Trails

December is a great for exploring Valdez's miles of winter trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmachining. 

Man in snow-shoes and back-pack

Photo by Jorge Mandujano

Snowmachine Tours

Consider a snowmachine tour or a helicopter tour. 

people with snowboards riding on snowmachines in a snowy mountain landscape

Photo from Black Ops Valdez

Discover Winter Wildlife

Wildlife enthusiasts and birders will love to discover Valdez's winter wildlife, including moose, mountain goats, eagles, coyotes, and more. 

a moose in winter

Photo by Gary Minish

Museums & History

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive on Egan Drive is open throughout the month of December. 

a museum gallery and front desk

Holidays in Valdez

Annual holiday celebrations in Valdez include the Elk's Emblem Christmas Bazaar, the Community Christmas Show, and the New Year's Eve fireworks display. 

Egan Street in Valdez, Alaska during a snowstorm

Photo by Gary Minish

Valdez Highlights