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Santa Claus is coming to Juneau Dec. 18 & 19

December 11, 2020 – News

Santa Claus is coming to town! Capital City Fire/Rescue, along with Alaska State Firefighters Association Juneau, Douglas Fire Association, and Juneau Firefighters Local 4303, look forward to bringing some holiday cheer to the Juneau community with the annual Santa Rides event in the Mendenhall Valley on Friday, December 18 and in Downtown Juneau and Douglas on Saturday, December 19. Of course, things will be a little different this year in order to operate a safe, festive event for all:

  • With the most vulnerable populations in mind, the organizers ask for the community’s help by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the event, like maintaining 6 feet from those outside your bubble and wearing 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.
  • The holiday spirit would not be complete without candy canes. All candy canes will be individually wrapped and distributed by volunteers in PPE.

On Friday, December 18, Santa will begin his Mendenhall Valley route at 6 p.m. at Glacier Valley Elementary School and end at Glacier Valley Church of God.

On Saturday, December 19, Santa will begin his Downtown & Douglas route at 6 p.m. at Mount Roberts Tramway and end at Douglas Fire Station. Note: Santa will visit Gruening Park (Lemon Creek) at 4 p.m. December 19 prior to Downtown and Douglas.

For more information on this’s event, including routes, go to asfajuneau.org/santa-rides. You can also go to the Facebook events: Santa Rides Mendenhall Valley and Santa Rides Downtown.