Don’t miss out on one of Anchorage’s most favored events, and head downtown for the KTVA Anchorage New Year’s Eve Celebration! This time-honored celebration is a fun, family friendly and FREE event in Town Square held on December 31st from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy Live Music, Performances from The Stars We Are Competition, Street Performers, Anchorage’s Yummiest Food Trucks, and last but not least – FIREWORKS!

This premier New Year’s Eve Celebration is the ONLY New Year’s Eve Celebration with Fireworks in Anchorage along with other family-friendly activities to help ring in the new year!

Schedule of Events
Below is the schedule of events to enjoy on the Music Performance Stage the 31st in Town Square

5:30- 5:50PM
Alaska Project Music for Youth
Youth performers from across the state ages 11-17 will plays a variety of genres for everyone to enjoy!

Harp Daddy & the Puddle Jumpers
Enjoy family-friendly blues sounds & songs from Alaska’s favorite pint sized blues man (mud puddle)!

The Stars We Are 1st 2nd and 3rd Place Finalists!
Listen to the top three finalists from Alaska’s premier signing competition The Stars We Are! Each singer will be featured and will be belting out their signature songs that made them the stars that we know!

Surprise Band Performer! Stay tuned!


All activities, games, music and more will be starting in Town Square and finishing with a bang with the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, ltd. fireworks spectacular!

Sign Up for “The Stars We Are” Singing Competition Here!

The Stars We Are is a seven week long singing competition taking place at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Contestants will audition at Williwaw from 1pm-4:30pm on Saturday October 22nd. Judges will select twelve contestants to perform live starting Thursday November 3rd at 7pm in front of a live studio audience. The live audience in Williwaw will vote for their favorite acts each week and those votes will be combined with online voting through the weekend at The Stars We Are Facebook page. The bottom three vote getters will leave the competition the following week and will get the opportunity to appear on KTVA 11’s DayBreak Morning show. The top three vote getters will receive performance slots at the Anchorage Downtown Partnerships New Year’s Eve Celebration in front of 10,000 people. Grand prize is two round-trip tickets anywhere in the United States while the first and second runner up will receive $500 and $200 respectively.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign up here!


Learn How to Support this Annual Event here!
Will you join us to Invest in our community New Year’s Eve Celebration? We are actively seeking sponsors and volunteers for the NYE Celebration in Town Square.

Click here to view our sponsorship packet.

Or, fill out this form to view our volunteer options and to get in contact with the right people!


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