Click the link above for display.
At the bottom of this page are links to other cams.
If the Christmas lights of town show now, I wish you were
closer so you could see in better detail the great display put up by local
businesses and the Downtown Association!
This webcam is mounted on the News-Miner (Fairbanks'
one daily newspaper) building in Fairbanks, looking south toward the Chena River
(just this side of the tall buildings) and the downtown area. After December 1,
you should be able to see some of the Christmas lights which light up downtown
each winter, courtesy of the Downtown Association and local merchants.
The street running across the foreground is Terminal Street,
and the one on the left is Cushman Street. Also on the left is Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. Straight ahead is the Key Bank building, with
Springhill Suites hotel to its left. The fence in the foreground separates the
News-Miner parking lot from Terminal Street. The strange square things
sticking up from the fence (difficult to see at night) are electrical outlets,
for plugging in your car’s various engine heaters when the temperature is below
In June, even though Fairbanks is below the Arctic
Circle, the “midnight sun” can be apparent. Official sunrise on June 21 comes
just before 3:00 a.m.
Click here for “seeing is believing” proof. By contrast, December views show
a low-flying sun hidden by buildings during most of the brief time it is above
Our links are courtesy of a former Fairbanksan, Kevin McGehee,
whose personal site includes an "Alaskan
Links to Other Fairbanks Area Web Cams: