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Christmas Games

Christmas Games at Top of the World Hotel, BarrowLooking for things to do on Christmas break in Barrow? Attend the Eskimo Games to experience amazing feats of strength, power and agility. New Year’s Eve there is a fireworks display and in the evening on New Year’s Day there is drumming and dancing. For generations upon generations, native peoples of the arctic regions have gathered in small villages to participate in athletic games. Today, you’ll find exciting Eskimo Games in Barrow as part of the holiday festivities. The games begin December 26th and go through New Year’s Day. Events you might see at the Christmas Games include:
  • Ear Pull
  • Knuckle Hop or Seal Hop
  • Four Man Carry
  • One-Foot High Kick
  • Two-Foot High Kick
  • One-Hand Reach
  • Indian Stick Pull
  • Eskimo Stick Pull
  • Kneel Jump
  • Arm Pull
The Christmas holiday and the winter is an excellent time to visit Alaska and experience Barrow’s unique native culture and northern lights. Our hotel is ideally situated for you to explore the activities and adventures of this beautiful land. Do you have questions about this Alaska festival or other events in the area? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-907-852-3900 for more information and to make your reservations today. Please note that if there has recently been a death, dancing and drumming will not take place, as the community does not dance while in mourning.
December 26, 2015
January 01, 2016
Barrow, Alaska 99723 United States
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