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907 Weekend-Stagram 11/30

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Do you see what we see? Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling?! The countdown has begun. The last of the turkey has been carved into sandwich meat and that leaves us with less than 25 days until Christmas!! The big guys coming and the holidays are in full swing. Man, arguably Christmas is coming in as a close second for our favorite time of the year. Eggnog much?

Tis the Season!! This past weekend made no exceptions for the holidays, the events piled up and Alaskans held it down. We wanted to know, and what better way than from the people living the 907 Life? With the help of some fellow AK instagrammers, here are the 4 events from this past weekend that had us… shopping small, praying for snow, screaming for August and lighting trees, in this weeks 907 Weekend-stagram.

Small Business Saturday 2014
Anchorage Instagram Collage: All of these photos were collected from actual local accounts without the intention to reproduce or sell them.

Here is what we all know… first Thanksgiving, then comes Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. But few are up on Small Business Saturday, and by all means… it’s fairly new. Popularized in 2011, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to not only get out and shop, but to do it locally!

Alaskan small businesses and brands did just that as they encouraged our cities patrons by hash tagging popular products and discounts. Jeans, auto starts, hairstylist, and hoodies were just a few items amongst the bounty. #Shopsmall was the initiative, but the deals were big. Great time to  grab an early holiday gift or replenish, either way… good times all the way around.

SHOW STANDOUTS: So much to buy, so little time: What first? Shoes? Get a new do? Some of the promotions were as good as the deal. Is everyone a model on instagram nowadays?

Snowday 2014
Anchorage Instagram Collage: All of these photos were collected from actual local accounts without the intention to reproduce or sell them.

It’s probably never when you expect it, but always on time. The first “sticking” snowfall of the year came this week and for some… we were happy to see it. Pictures poured in from across the city of the fresh powder that blanketed our streets. “Break out the boards boys, Daddy’s shredding some pow!”

SHOW STANDOUTS: Let it snow: Isn’t it perfect? We were just dreaming of a white Christmas… gee, dreams really do come true.

August Alsina “Live”
Anchorage Instagram Collage: All of these photos were collected from actual local accounts without the intention to reproduce or sell them.
As this smooth R&B crooner would say “I love it…” and we do. BBAD productions treated a few lucky Alaskans to this packed Dena’ina Center show featuring Def Jam recording artist August Alsina. August put on a smash performance, performing many of his top hits from his recently released album “Testimony”. We’re saying, is it weird that even the men were cheering for this man?…. Naw, not weird at all.

SHOW STANDOUTS: Tayy Tarantino: Local hip hop recording artist “Tayy” wasted little time showing why he was the first pick to open the show. Hmm… that kid is good!! Too good if you ask us, clearly we have a star on on hands.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 2014
Anchorage Instagram Collage: All of these photos were collected from actual local accounts without the intention to reproduce or sell them.
SAAAANNTA!!!!  We know him!! OK, maybe we’d just like to think so. The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony took place in town square, downtown Anchorage. The annual event drew locals from all over as they gathered to listen to music, sip hot cocoa and catch a glimpse of Santa and his team. No really, they had real reindeer there… but not the eating kind. Lights adorned the surrounding area as the main tree lighting commenced shortly after. Sooo Pretty!!

SHOW STANDOUTS: Walk toward the lights: Do angels still get their wings when a  you hear a bell ring? Is that still a thing? Anyone know, we need a pair.

Did you have an awesome weekend? What did you do? We’d love to hear about it… lets us know in the comments or message us about your favorite moments from these events.

 

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Phillip Crawford

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