As Anchorage prepares to ring in 2019, the region offers revelers a plethora of possibilities to begin their new year Monday night:

Northern Lights Resolution Run
6 p.m., Alaska Pacific University’s Atwood Center
$45 registration

Shoe store Skinny Raven sponsors this 5K run, a round trip back to the APU campus. A live DJ will be playing in the Atwood Center’s parking lot so runners can begin and end the trip with a party. The admission fee includes a shirt and a bib, which people can pick up early at Skinny Raven’s downtown location at 800 H St. from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

KTVA New Year’s Eve Celebration
5 p.m., Town Square Park
Free admission

A downtown Anchorage tradition, the city’s main New Year’s Eve gathering builds up to fireworks at 8 p.m. launched from the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage in downtown Anchorage. Food trucks and live music will also be on hand, with area parking garages offering special overnight rates of $3 to $5 for anyone who needs to sleep off their celebrating.

Torchlight Parade
9 p.m., Alyeska Resort
Free admission

In Girdwood, the Torchlight Parade’s festivities begin with a wave of illuminated skiers and snowboarders traveling down the Alyeska slope. After that, watch a fireworks finale; organizers say the best view is from the resort’s Daylodge base area.

Wasilla New Year’s Eve fireworks
8 p.m., Wonderland Park
Free admission

Wasilla’s main fireworks display, put on by the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, takes place inside Iditarod Park.

Seward Middle School New Year’s Eve Rock-In
Teen Rec Room (336 3rd Ave.)
7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
$5 admission

Come celebrate Seward’s New Year’s Eve by dancing the night away with your friends. Admission to the event includes free food and drink.

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