City of Lights in Anchorage
“City of Lights” is a community-wide program Started by the
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in approximately 1983. Mayor Rick Mystrom
helped get the program going with his enthusiasm. This is completely a
volunteer effort to help brighten the long, dark days of the city,
giving the city almost a magical look. Some say that Anchorage is one
of the most beautiful winter cities in the world. Thousands of citizens
and businesses alike join in the “City of Lights” programs by placing
miniature white lights as a decoration around home, trees and many
other objects throughout the city.
Anchorage also has a program that they employ during the sping
and summer. As you travel around town, you will see flowers everywhere.
The winter lights and summer flowers improve the look of the city, dominated by 70's era cinderblock architecture.
June 16, 2005