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COLONY CHRISTMAS 2011 December 2nd, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons


It has been a while since we updated, and we’re sorry about that, but this news is well worth paying attention to!


Whew, it’s finally here! We’ve been getting plenty more snow to deck the rooftops and trees, as well as our front yards around town. But on top this powdery delight, businesses around town have decorated their store fronts in Christmas lights and other decorations.

To kick off the Colony Christmas celebrations, Light Up Palmer begins on Sunday, December 4th, at 4pm. That is THIS SUNDAY!
According to the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce, wagon rides, caroling and other activities will also take place!
AND I heard rumors of fireworks at 5:50pm! You don’t wanna miss that!

Fireside Books during Colony Christmas 2010

Fireside Books during Colony Christmas 2010

The majority of Colony Christmas events will center around next weekend, December 9-11. For a full schedule of the events, vist the Palmer Chamber page.

Smoosh Racing - 2010

Smoosh Racing - 2010

Some of my favorite Colony Christmas events include the following:

  • Parade of Lights sponsored by MTA – Saturday, Dec 10, 5pm
  • The multiple Arts and Crafts Fairs throughout the weekend
  • The Kids Games – Saturday Dec 10, Noon to 3pm at the Palmer Depot
  • Snowshoe Obstacle Course – Saturday, Dec 10, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Smoosh Racing! – Saturday, Dec 10, 2-3:30pm
  • FIREWORKS! sponsored by BP – Saturday, Dec 10, 6:30pm
  • Again, CLICK HERE for the FULL Colony Christmas Schedule!

    A taste of last year’s fireworks:

    What in the world is Smoosh Racing? Watch the video below of one of last year’s races!

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    Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day – Palmer AK! August 11th, 2011

    Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

    I found out about the Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day down at the UAF experimental farms last minute… but was still able to stop by and snap some photos!

    Enjoy! (click on the photos for a larger view)

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    Christmas Events December 11th, 2010

    Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

    Here are some other events going on between now and Christmas. Know of more? Post a comment and I’ll add them!

    All of these photos were taken in Vagabonds. Not only is Vagabond Blues a great place to get coffee or a meal, it’s also a good place to find out what’s going on in town!

    Click on the photos to enlarge and view the details!


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    Colony Christmas December 1st, 2010

    Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

    Hey Folks, last year’s Colony Christmas was a marvelous event, let us make this year’s even better!

    Here is a link to the entire Colony Christmas Schedule.

    There will be 5 Arts and Crafts fairs going on throughout the weekend.
    Friday: Palmer Depot 11-6
    Palmer Depot 10-6
    Borough Gym 10-6
    Alaska Job Corps Center 10-4
    Palmer Senior Citizens Center 10-4
    Matanuska Christian School (time unknown)

    Sponsored by BP, Saturday Dec 11 6:30 pm. Borough softball fields & Library Parking Lot. You should have a great view from anywhere in downtown.

    Cookie Contest!
    Bake your favorite cookie and bring a plate with a recipe attached to Cover Ups, located at 840 S. Colony Way. Enter your cookies between 11am and 2:45pm on Saturday, December 11th. Judging is at 3pm!
    Click here for more info.

    Gingerbread Contest! Click here for more info.

    This year’s Colony Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11th at 5pm. Bundle up warm, bring your kids and your cameras and come downtown to enjoy the lights, music and laughter! This year’s theme is “Mistletoe and Holly.”
    Interested in entering in the parade? Click here.

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    Fall comes to Palmer September 19th, 2010

    Categories: Around Palmer, Seasons

    Fall has come to Palmer. Don’t blink, you might miss it!

    Here are some photos from around town.

    From the Riverbed:

    From the overlook off the Glenn, north of Palmer

    From Palmer Fishhook

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