Best Places to Shop in Fairbanks
At the Great Alaskan Bowl Company, one of the last operational bowl mills in America, you can browse beautiful birch bowls and other locally made products. And the legendary Santa Claus House is just a short journey away in the enchanting town of North Pole. Head there to discover holiday magic year-round, personally connect with Santa through a heartfelt letter, or become the proud owner of a deed to one square inch of the whimsical North Pole.
Watch craftsmen turn birch logs into heirloom bowls, browse some 1,500 Made in Alaska products or custom design your own laser engraved bowl while at the Great Alaskan Bowl Company. Started over 20 years ago, this family-run business is one of the last operational bowl mills in America, and it thrives because of the quality products and large selection.
It’s Christmas year-round in North Pole, Alaska at the Santa Claus House, just 20 minutes from Fairbanks. The Santa Claus House is a frontier general store and post office turned holiday shop. The postal tradition lives on — official letters from Santa are postmarked from the North Pole and stamped with an official Santa seal. The store also has live reindeer, a coffee shop, holiday gift items, the world’s largest Santa statue and, in summer ...more