Welcome to North Pole, Alaska

 

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Yep, that’s right folks, turns out there really is a North Pole, Alaska. However, it’s just ever so slightly, 1700 miles south of the actual geographical North Pole. But, given the scope and geography of our largest state, that is just a hop, skip and a jump for Santa and his reindeer.

You can address your nice or naughty list to old St. Nick at;

                              One Santa Claus Lane

                               North Pole, Alaska 99705

Hundreds of thousands of letter are sent to North Pole, Alaska each year. A community outreach program lovingly responds to each one. And considering the population of this tiny burg which averages about 2200, that is a whole lot of community outreach.

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Geographically, North, Pole Alaska encompasses about 42 square miles and lies along the eastern edge of the Fairbanks city limits. The Santa Claus House is arguably its biggest tourist attraction and boasts the world’s tallest fiberglass Santa right outside the front door. But, with an average high of -1 F and average lows of -18 in January, North Pole, Alaska is not for the faint of heart. Now we know why Santa’s beverage of choice is a cup of steaming hot chocolate.

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After all, who could resist a town with candy cane light poles and street signs named Santa Claus Lane. Hmm…, come to think of it, the coffee is always hot at McDonalds!

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Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Becky

 

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