From towering mountains to breathtaking glaciers to alpine forests, you’ll find so many things to do in Juneau in December. Our lively community is a thrill seeker’s haven and offers the starting point for some of the greatest expeditions in The Last Frontier. As this cooler season sets in, you’ll be captivated by the falling snow, the white blanket covering the landscape, and fascinating activities to enjoy. Bring your parkas, your sense of wonder, and your adventurous spirit along with you to make the most of your time during winter in Alaska!
If you’re having trouble deciding which things to do in Juneau in December are worth it, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. We created this travel planner to help you spend more time exploring our mountainous region and less time compiling an itinerary! You’ll find our top recommendations for the best area attractions, wonderful restaurants, natural landmarks, and informative museums. Our easy-to-navigate guide also answers the question “Where to stay?” with a section dedicated to the modern guest rooms and relaxing amenities at Silverbow Inn.
The Best Things to Do in Juneau in December
You’ll discover a wonderful assortment of cultural, thrilling, and even inspiring things to do in Juneau in December. We hope you enjoy each of these activities as much as we do!
1. Visit Eaglecrest Ski Area
Eaglecrest Ski Area begins the skiing season in early December and closes in April on nearby Douglas Island. This beloved destination remains one of the top things to do in Juneau in December and draws thousands of visitors every year to The Last Frontier. Whether you rent your equipment there or bring your own winter gear, you’re sure to have a wonderful time hitting the slopes!
2. Search for the Northern Lights
Here in Alaska, our breathtaking landscape beholds the colorful displays of Northern Lights. During the winter months, the days remain dark, but the stunning auroras paint the sky with illuminating hues. If you board the Alaska Marine Highway System or one of the small cruise ships in Alaska, you may have the unique opportunity to see these spectacles from the comfort of your cabin or on the private deck!
3. Learn About “Beer-Powered Beer”
If you are a craft brew connoisseur, we suggest visiting the Alaskan Brewing Company. While you are touring or tasting, the knowledgeable staff will teach you about the concept of “beer-powered beer.” The brewery pioneered this three-step method that turns unused hops into a energy source to power the facilities. As you sip on your wonderful brew, you’ll be sipping on sustainability!
4. Tour the Juneau-Douglas Museum
Calling all history scholars! When you during your stay at Silverbow Inn, you’ll be a brisk walk away from a variety of downtown Juneau, Alaska, attractions such as the iconic Juneau-Douglas Museum. As you tour this magnificent exhibit hall, you’ll learn more about the local culture and history of our city through stunning artwork, restored artifacts, and interactive exhibits. Stop in Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter time!
5. Indulge in a Juneau Food Tour
In recent years, Juneau has experienced a culinary Renaissance. The Alaskan capital city proudly boasts over 90 locally owned and operated restaurants. Each of which showcases regionally inspired cuisine and offers something for everyone to enjoy. If you want to find the best places to indulge in on your getaway, book our 2.5-hour Food Tour to savor the local flavors of the many eateries!
Warm Up at Silverbow Inn
Once you’ve experienced the top things to do in Juneau in December, return to the contemporary comfort of our boutique hotel. We are centrally located in the downtown area and are close to many attractions, including the cruise terminal, public transportation, and locally and operated businesses.
As you browse our comfortable accommodations, reserve the ideal one for your getaway today before someone else books your desired dates tomorrow. We can’t wait to host you and be your rendezvous point for your adventures this winter!