Wordless Wednesday: Ho! Ho! Ho! Visiting North Pole, Alaska

Giant Santa Statue on St. Nicholas Street, North Pole, Alaskaopens IMAGE file
Giant Santa Statue on St. Nicholas Street, North Pole, Alaska

opens in a new window“Now Dasher! Now Dancer!… On Comet! On Cupid!” Yes kids, there is a Santa Claus and I caught a glimpse of him while visiting the opens in a new windowCity of North Pole, Alaska, last month. No, I didn’t sit on his lap to tell him I was a good girl this year and share with him my Christmas gift list but I had a chance to interact with some of his nine tiny reindeer and browse opens in a new windowSanta Claus House for treasures. (101 St. Nicholas Drive, North Pole. Tel: (907) 488-2200; opens in a new windowwww.santaclaushouse.com)

With roads named “Santa Claus Lane,” “Mistletoe Drive” and “Holiday Road”, the spirit of Christmas is embraced year ’round in North Pole, located less than a 20-minute drive from Fairbanks. My visit was brief but I snapped a few photos I hope you enjoy.

Welcome to Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Welcome to Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Reindeer at Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Reindeer at Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Reindeer on Special Diet, North Pole, Alaska
Reindeer on Special Diet, North Pole, Alaska
I Made My Friends Pull the Car Over to Take This Shot! Santa's Senior Center, North Pole, Alaska
I Made My Friends Pull the Car Over to Take This Shot! Is this Where Santa Spends His Free Time? Santa
Rudy, Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Rudy, Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
Candy Cane Poles on Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, Alaska
Candy Cane Poles on Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, Alaska
Santa's Handicap Parking Spot, Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska
My Favorite Shot of the Day! Santa

Visit my opens in a new windowFlickr account for additional images from my Alaska trip, Aug. 2011.

And visit opens in a new windowAdventures with Ben to see what he spotted while visiting North Pole, Alaska.

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Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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