Contributed by Cory Rausa
Well, the snow has fallen, the lakes are frozen and the air has turned to a familiar chill. Winter is upon us here in the Mat Su and, as Alaskans, that hasn’t slowed us down at all. As we enter this holiday season, The Glenn Massay Theater has been busy as well, preparing for our fourth annual Trees Of The Valley Christmas event on Thursday, December 13 at 5pm! Come on out of your cozy cottages and see what our local businesses have done to transform your lovely local theater into a festive wonderland, that is sure to inspire that holiday cheer, that keeps us looking forward to Christmas and Thanksgiving each year. Bring your loved ones of all ages, as they will not want to miss out on cookie decorating and hot cocoa, live music with caroling, and if your not on the naughty list, you may even see Santa and some of his reindeer!
This is a free community event, so come on out and get into the holiday cheer! We here at the Massay are very grateful to be a part of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley community and to be able to support our local hard working Alaskan businesses, by showcasing the trees they have decorated and getting the word out there for the services they offer. The event starts at 5pm, then we will be showing two Christmas movies, starting at 6:45 with “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town” and then finishing with “Nightmare Before Christmas” from 7:40-9 pm.
Young, old, student, business person, family, couple, or single, you are all welcome to come and connect here on the Mat Su College campus of UAA, in one of the most modern buildings in the area. Come be a part of kindling that warm winter glow, that staves off the challenges of our daily lives. Bundle up and come to our fourth annual Trees Of The Valley, here at the Glenn Massay Theatre!
Also, don’t miss this years rendition of the spectacular annual showing of “The Alaskan Nutcracker” on December 7th at 7pm and 8th at 2pm and 7pm, put on by Sonja’s Studio Of Dance, as well as their Winter Dance Recital on November 30 at 7pm and December 1st at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Whatever the weather, the Glenn Massay is the valleys hub for live performances and events! Get tickets and information at glennmassaytheater.com, and as always, we’ll see you at the show!