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The Aurora Awes Attendees

By Amanda Christensen

Northern lights near Fairbanks, Alaska || Photo by Stuart Westmorland & Danita Delimont, courtesy of Adobe Stock

Planners looking for an event with an awe-inspiring twist should consider gathering their group in Fairbanks, Alaska, at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge for stunning northern lights viewing. Conditions for seeing the aurora borealis are most favorable in the fall and winter months, and the lodge occupies a prime location next to Fairbanks International Airport. The lodge offers three on-site meeting spaces for groups: the 2,800-square-foot Binkley Room, which can be split into two smaller spaces; the Fireweed Room at 1,210 square feet; and the Alyeska Board Room featuring 526 square feet for small meetings. Customized catering menus are available, and the lodge team will even do a wake-up call for visitors if requested when the northern lights are out. The lights can also be viewed from the property’s heated and panoramic Aurora Conservatory through its glass walls and slated-glass ceiling.