We started our Dancing Christmas Light Show in 2013, we are the Glidden’s (Mike, Traci & Kilee). 2013 was our first year living in Alaska and our first Christmas here. We started our show because we wanted to give something back to the community and we love to see the enjoyment that we can bring to families during the holidays. We continue to grow each year not only by the number of people who come to see our show but in how we set up the decorations, lights, and music. We have approximately 50,000 lights, we have actually lost count.
Our show starts the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. thru January 3. We also run a Christmas Eve show from 5 p.m. to Midnight.
This year’s opening night will be November 28, 2020. The light show will start at 5:30 p.m.
It is with our deepest apologies that this year because of COVID we will be unable to do our normal festivities such as Santa, the Santa Express and cookies and hot chocolate, but the show will still start on that night.
A new activity for you this year! There are a number of hand painted rocks hiding through out Eagle River and Anchorage for the kids to find. (Parks, maybe a fire station, maybe a motorcycle shop…😉)
If you find a painted rock, take a picture and email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post your picture in our website gallery.
There will be 2 special rocks hidden that have GliddensChristmaslight show stickers on them, if found and brought to the show the child will receive a special gift.
You may also look forward to our new MAILBOX for LETTERS to SANTA , receive a personalized letter in return.
PS. To listen to our show please turn your car radio to 89.9 FM the show is about 40 minutes long.
PPS. Please read this note from Kaleigh Wotring:
The 2018 earthquake did a lot of damage to the Glidden’s home. They lost the computer that they used to run the light show, and many of the lights were destroyed.
The Glidden’s have been paying for this out of their pocket. It’s their gift to the community, and they don’t mind one bit. But replacing everything at once, along with all the home repairs, is too much of a load for one family to carry on their own.
This fund has been specifically set up to purchase replacement lights, and to help pay the electric bill. Please consider a donation, and come out to the show!
You can find our fundraiser page and more information about it here > https://www.gofundme.com/f/mr7zft-the-christmas-house
– Gratitude –
We would like to thank Kaleigh for her time and energy putting this Fundraiser together for us. And Thank you so much to those who have already made a donation. Our hearts are warmed by your generosity.
A big thank you to Hi-Resolutions for doing a great job on our signs and donating them.