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North Pole (Alaska)

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North Pole is a city near Fairbanks in Interior Alaska.


The name "North Pole" is often applied to the entire area covered by its zip code, 99705. This area stretches between Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base, and between the Chena River and the Tanana River, including subdivisions off of Badger Road, a loop road connecting the eastern edge of Fairbanks city limits with North Pole city limits, and in the nearby census-designated place of Moose Creek. Despite the name, the city is about 1,700 miles (2,700 km) south of Earth's geographic North Pole.

Christmas-themed streets in North Pole include Santa Claus Lane, St. Nicholas Drive, Snowman Lane, and Kris Kringle Drive. Street lights in the city are decorated in a candy cane motif, and many local businesses have similar decorations. The city's firetrucks and ambulances are all red, while the police cars are green and white. The city also has an all-female flat-track Roller Derby league, the North Pole Babes in Toyland (NPBT) whose athletes have Christmas and/or North Pole inspired Skater names.

Get in

By car

North Pole is on Alaska State Highway 2, about 14 miles east of Fairbanks.

By air

Fairbanks International Airport (IATA: FAI) [1]

Get around


Santa Claus towers over North Pole, Alaska

The most obvious sight in the city is the giant statue of Santa Claus. But you will also find light poles painted like candy canes and other Christmas-related items.



Postage and mail. Use the special Santa/North Pole cancellation slot.


  • Pagoda Restaurant, 431 N Santa Claus Ln, (907) 488-3338‎.
  • Fire Wok, 249 N Santa Claus Ln, (907) 488-8883‎.
  • Dalman's Family Restaurant, 3340 Badger Rd # 195, North Pole, AK 99705-6134, (907) 488-1463‎. Great home-cooking!



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