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Alyeska preps for New Year’s Eve celebrations

By KTVA CBS 11 News 8:44 AM December 26, 2013

The annual torchlight parade and fireworks display kicks off Tuesday evening

ANCHORAGE – In Girdwood, Alyeska Si Resorts is getting ready to ring in the new year with a family-friendly holiday tradition.

The annual torchlight parade and fireworks display kicks off Tuesday evening and is free for the whole family. Resort officials Garth McPhie and Brian Burnett said about 300 skiers will carry flares as they make their way down the mountain, and the fireworks display will begin immediately afterwards.

The event begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, but resort officials recommend spectators arrive around 8:30 p.m.

 

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