Weekend Fireworks Celebration Will Light Up Downtown Fairbanks

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - This weekend brings the annual Alyeska Pipeline 'Celebration of Lights' display over downtown Fairbanks.
On Saturday at 8 PM, organizers will launch a large fireworks display from Griffin Park near the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center.
Parking will be available in downtown around that time on the north and south sides of the Chena River.
The arrival of winter solstice is cause for celebration as daylight will start slowly returning to the Interior.
Executive director of the Fairbanks Downtown Association, David van den Berg, has recommendations for the best places to stand for a good view of the fireworks.

David Van Den Berg; Executive Director - Downtown Association of Fairbanks>>"Some of the best places to be downtown is anyplace on the waterfront downtown to see the fireworks. They're going to launch from Griffin park right there on the river so if you're on the north side of the river or the south side of the river, it's going to be great. The bridges the pedestrian bridge and the Cushman Street Bridge would probably be the two best ones and we every year there's a lot of people downtown and we hope that the community will come down and join us."