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The holiday magic is alive and well in Palmer. We invite you to join us December 10th-12th for Colony Christmas 2021! Celebrate the holidays as only Palmer, Alaska can! Join with those near and dear in the fun and festivities Colony Christmas has to offer.

This event takes place on the traditional, unceded lands of the Ahtna Athabascan people. We at the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce are grateful to the Ahtna for their stewardship of this place, past and present.

Special Events

2021 Official Schedule of Events

The official 2021 Schedule of Events is available to view, download, or print!

When printing, we recommend 11" x 17" paper if available.

Please note that the Schedule is subject to changes as needed, though we will always post the most up-to-date schedule here.

You can also view these events in our online calendar linked at the top of this page!


Special Event Entry Forms

Gingerbread House Contest

Cornhole Tournament


Parade of Lights & Fireworks Show

The Parade of Lights, powered by MEA will take place on Saturday, December 11th, at 5pm. There will be a fireworks display right after the parade ending, usually around 6:00pm or 6:15pm, depending on the length of the parade!

Applications to the Parade of Lights are available now! Please provide proof of insurance as outlined in the rules page of the application.

Arts & Craft Fairs

We are very excited to be hosting our Arts & Crafts Fairs for Colony Christmas 2021! We will have venue availability at both the Palmer Train Depot and the Mat-Su Borough Gym, and this year announcing a third venue...Mat-Su Senior Services!

UPDATE 11/23: All booths have been booked for this event. We are currently accepting limited applications to the waitlist for the Mat-Su Senior Services at no cost to the vendor. Applications for the waitlist are not guaranteed placement. A current 2021 City of Palmer Business License or Special Event License is required in order to apply. For more information on business licenses, check out the City of Palmer Business License web page by clicking here.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is unaffiliated with the City of Palmer and does not have authorization to approve/provision business licenses. Please do not submit your Vendor application with a business license application, we will only accept approved and completed business licenses.

A signed Vendor Handbook [linked below] is also required in order to submit an application.

If you have any questions about the requirements for this year’s craft fairs, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Vendor List

Plan your shopping adventure and check out these great local artists and craftspersons!