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Who else loves Christmas as much as me?
...probably the guy that named this city in Alaska after the North Pole.
Low-quality picture, high-quality Santa.
Would you be surprised if I told you the whole city is Christmas-themed?


From Anchorage I took a one-hour flight to Fairbanks, which is supposed to be the second-largest city in Alaska. I'm sure it is big by Alaskan standards, but to me it seemed like a small and quaint town.  North Pole is only a 25 minute drive from the airport, but the drive is not as scenic as the one I took from Anchorage to the Portage glacier, which you can read about here

The first obvious sign (literally) that I was already approaching North Pole was a Christmas-themed sign for a welding business on the side of the road. All the signs in this city are propped on candy cane-striped poles and the street names are all Christmas-themed. I was not expecting to find a Blockbuster or a McDonald's in North Pole and also should have not expected to see elves. It is almost like any other small city in the United States.

It is only appropriate that a city named North Pole is home to Santa's reindeer academy and yes, Santa's house! If you haven't sensed my excitement yet, I'll admit I had to hold back tears when I finally stepped inside Santa's house. I went through the shop entrance where they had a display of letters written by children to Santa Claus. I thought it was really heartwarming and made the experience even more magical. I later found out that you can have Santa's House mail out letters to anyone on behalf of Santa and they receive them around Christmas. You can even gift someone a genuine North Pole deed to one square inch of North Pole property! They mail everything out with an official letterhead and stamp from Santa's House in North Pole, Alaska.

I wandered around for a bit taking pictures and I someone asked me how I was doing. I turned around and it was jolly ole St. Nick sitting on his fancy Christmas chair. We recorded a video for my little sister so that she could believe that I was actually in "the North Pole" with Santa. I bought a few souvenirs including my baby's first Christmas ornament. It was a bit pricey, but how often do you get to purchase your unborn baby's first Christmas ornament from the North Pole? Treat yo' self!


First literal sign that I made it to North Pole, Alaska

Shaky welcome sign picture

I saw a few Blockbusters in Alaska, but did not expect to see one here!

Christmas-themed everything! No big deal!
Can you see the reindeer behind the fence?!? Am I still overly-excited?!!? Yes!!

The one and only, Santa House!

Santa's House has the cutest art!

I didn't see a Mrs. Claus. Hmm...

This is the official address for Santa's House in North Pole, Alaska.

Giant Santa by the parking lot. They can do better than this, right?

Some of the letters sent to Santa's House.

Christmas decoration heaven!


The one, the only, Santa.

I wanted to go into the Safeway on the side of the road just to see if they were playing Christmas music over the speakers (I have a feeling they play it all year-round), but I ran out of time. I also have to apologize for the quality of the pictures since I took some of them with my phone while I was driving in the rain. Next time I'll drive more recklessly just to get a better picture. Jk.

Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate you! <3

Much love,
PerlaGiselle 



72 comments

  1. Really love your pics!!!
    so cool trip!!

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  2. Hi Perla, nice to meet you! It is always good to discover new blogs and yours is full of good vibes! Thank you also for the nice feedback you left on my latest post :D

    I am not a Christmas lover (I think I prefer Halloween) but this post reminded me of my childhood where Christmas meant almost everything. This place looks like the perfect destination for a winter escapade :D

    Pablo
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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I really like halloween too and I am excited it's the next holiday coming up. Nice meeting you! <3

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  3. I like Christmas, but I think that would have been a little much for me there. Still, you couldn´t miss the opportunity to buy your baby a little reminder, it will be very special in the years to come.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes! I can see why it would be overwhelming for those that are not fanatics of the holiday. Thank you for stopping by! <3

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  4. Ahhh, Christmas can never come too early! Amazing pictures and place!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  5. Que lindo, ya se acerca Navidad, bello post para empezar con el sueño navideño. Saludos desde El Blog de Boris Estebitan.

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  6. Oh my gosh! I've never heard of anything like this before - how cool! Everyone loves Christmas but this place has taken it to the next level! So cool!

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  7. Love how there's a whole theme about the North Pole out there, especially with the town being named after it. It's so cute that the street lights are candy cane themed! I definitely need to give this town a visit!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Yes I recommend it! It's definitely out of this world lol

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  8. Picture with Santa is so sweet <3 :*

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  9. It's like a dream come true! I'm obsessed with Christmas and I usually start decorating my house in November! xx

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    1. Same here! Lol. I get really sad when I have to start putting our decorations away! Lol

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  10. Such beautiful pictures. Its almost Xmas, how the year have gone fast. I love your picture with Santa. Kisses!

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  11. Que maravilha! Me gustan las fotos. ^^ Muchas gracias por te gostar mi espanõl jaja.
    besos

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  12. Amazing post, dear! A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥
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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by hun :) Have a lovely day <3

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  13. Oh wow - this is such a lovely post and I love all your photos, they're beautiful! What a great place to visit and you look absolutely beautiful.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
    Layla x

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    1. Awww you are so sweet! I really appreciate all the lovely things you've said. <3

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  14. Oh myy, I've been watching this city on TV since I was little! Everything looks so magical! They also have Pizza Hut there, so there's everything I need. I'm ready to move! haha
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    1. Lol! I guess all you really need is a Pizza Hut then! Hahaha. Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. Me encantan tus fotos! te espero por mi último post!💚💚💚

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  16. OMG this Santa House is adorable, how cute are those kids wishes. I love Christmas time, and all the decorations.

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    1. Lol... So much cuteness! Thank you for stopping by!

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  17. That's amazing, so cute! Honestly if I was there, I'd be as excited as I used to get during Christmas when I was little. How is Alaska so far?! It looks unbelievable!

    x Nicole
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    1. That's exactly how I felt! I really did have to hold tears. Alaska was amazing, but I wasn't there for as long as I would have liked lol

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  18. That Santa House looks very amazing! I guess it's kind of weird to have a Christmas theme all year round but I find it a lovely idea. I would love to visit once.

    xx Simone
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    1. Now that you mentioned it, I'm not sure how I would feel about having Christmas all year round lol. Thank you for stopping by!

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  19. After I saw your amazing photos I can't wait for Christmas. That city is amazing.

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    1. It's hard not to get excited right? Thank you for stopping by :)

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  20. Wait what!??? Christmas theme and decor already? It is September dammit. Lol!!

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  21. Oh my gosh...I love those candy cane poles! What a fun place to experience!
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  22. This is so exciting, I have heard of North Pole place in Instagram but not in a blogpost. Thanks for the inspiration, totally such a cool place.

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  23. All of these pics are adorable! I would have been so excited to visit North Pole too especially with all of those decorations and the reindeer....those candy cane lampposts have got to be my favorite! haha
    Also, what a great souvenir to get your baby :)

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    1. haha The lampposts are pretty crazy, right? Thank you for stopping by, Jessica <3

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  24. All of those pictures are so beautiful. Totally such a lovely place.
    Have a nice day <3
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  25. Wowww, my sono and I would die to visit this place. You know that I have always wanted to visit it?
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    1. Lol.. In this town it's all year-round!

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    2. OMG! :-)

      For me it is funny enough when in my country there are christmas decorations in commercial centres in November, but my friend from Germany says they are so craxzy about Christmas, that they start to sell decorations in October or even September... ;-)))

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  27. Such a lovely place, I like x-mas!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  28. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic place! I'm a huge Christmas fanatic and so this is a total treat for my eyes right now haha. I even listened to a couple of festive tunes over the weekend... oops, haha! You look so cute sitting on Santa's knee by the way babe :)

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    1. Hahah no way! I hope you know you are only encouraging me to also listen to some Christmas tunes! Hahaha. I was a little uncomfortable, so I tried really hard to hide it! haha. Thank you so much for stopping by Gabrielle! <3

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  29. OMG this is so cool! For sure my husband would love this because he is obsessed with Christmas!

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    1. that is so interesting! It is usually the wives that are Christmas-crazy lol

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  30. This is seriously a Christmas-lover's paradise! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. Woooww!! SO cute pictures!! I would love to know Santa!!;)
    Have a great day dear! xx

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  32. OHmygosh this is too cute! Would love to visit such a place haha. I am obsessed with Christmas.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. I am glad I am not the only one that is obsessed! Lol Thank you!

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  33. Oh my goodness! This whole city is just too adorable. Thanks for sharing these lovely pics. Love that first one:)

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  34. Christmas all around, every day? That is awesome 😃 The city looks very beautiful and serene and I feel like I would never leave if I ever go to visit. Your blog is beautiful; I just hit the Follow button. Kisses...

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    1. Lol. You are so sweet! Thank you for the follow. I am trying to figure out how to follow back on your page. :/

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  35. Wow, what a charming city! Cute photos you have here dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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