Santa Claus is coming to town! Capital City Fire/Rescue, along with Alaska State Firefighters Association – Juneau Chapter, Juneau Firefighters Local 4303, and Douglas Fire Association, look forward to bringing some holiday cheer to the Juneau community with the annual Santa Rides event. Santa will be riding through the Mendenhall Valley on Friday, December 17; Downtown Juneau and Douglas on Saturday, December 18; and a Santa visit in Lemon Creek on Saturday, December 18:
- On Friday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Santa will begin his Mendenhall Valley route at Glacier Valley Elementary School and end at Glacier Valley Church of God.
- On Saturday, December 18, at 4 p.m. Santa will visit Gruening Park in Lemon Creek.
- On Saturday, December 18, at 6 p.m. Santa will begin his Downtown and Douglas route at Mount Roberts Tramway and end at Douglas Fire Station.
During the Santa events, please maintain 6 feet from those outside your bubble and wear masks when social distancing is not possible.
For the safety of first responders and their families participating in Santa Rides, community members should refrain from hugging Santa or Mrs. Claus this year. Waves and smiles are encouraged. And the holiday spirit would not be complete without candy canes; all candy canes will be individually wrapped and distributed by volunteers in masks and gloves.