Arctic Valley star to be turned on remotely for first time

Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 10:48 PM AKST
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An old winter tradition is stepping further into the 21st century. The Arctic Valley star is usually lit the day after Thanksgiving and shines over Anchorage for four months. For the last 60 years, crews have had to travel up the flank of Mount Gordon Lyon to turn it on, until now. This year, the 300-foot holiday star will be turned on remotely from a building at JBER. Along with that upgrade, the star is also getting some much-needed repairs.