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267 kids of all ages enjoyed meeting Santa at the White Pass depot and joined him for the annual Santa Train excursion.

Thanks to all the volunteers who organized, decorated and hosted the visitors from Skagway, Haines and Whitehorse!

Visit Skagway for the Yuletide weekend on December 9th- December 11th.

The Santa Train will happen on December 10th.
White Pass will also sponsor



7:00PM – Wine Tasting at the EAGLES (6th & Broadway).
All proceeds go to support events for the Yuletide weekend.


Spend the day strolling around Skagway’s Historic Downtown, or our wonderful trails and enjoy Skagway’s hospitality. Don’t forget make use of the City’s Sales Tax Holiday (Nov 20 to Dec 31). That’s right, you don’t pay City sales tax on any goods you buy while you’re in town.

All Day – Gingerbread House Judging – Klothes Rush 5th & Broadway

10:30 – 5:30 pm – Ambiance Open House (Refreshments, Demonstrations, and Door Prizes) – 5th Ave

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Skagway Merchant Open Houses

5:30 – 6:15pm – City Christmas Tree Lighting. Come and join community Carolers and Santa for the traditional lighting of the tree. 5th & Broadway

6:00 pm – Open House at the Arctic Brotherhood Hall (AB Hall) for Appetizers  Broadway near 2nd

6:30 pm – Open House at the National Park Service Visitor Center for Dessert  2nd & Broadway

7:00pm – FREE Movie -“March of the Penguins” (2005) – Park Service Visitor Center . 2nd & Broadway  This is an amazingly photographed and inescapably fascinating documentary about the life and struggles of emperor penguins. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this movie takes us on an exotic, mind-boggling journey into a world that only reluctantly reveals itself to human eyes.


All Day – Gingerbread House Judging – Klothes Rush 5th & Broadway

9:00 -11:00am – Craft Fair & Carnival. Skagway School 15th & Main

11:30 am – Quilting Exhibit at White Pass Railroad Depot. 2nd Avenue

11:30am – Arrival of Santa Train.  White Pass Railroad Depot. 2nd Avenue  The train will run up to Clifton approximately 8 miles up the track and return to the Depot. If you have never seen the WP&YR in the winter then you are in for a real treat. This is a FREE event.

*The train will depart immediately after Santa has visited with all of the children*

3:00pm – Pool Tournament – Pizza Station. 4th Avenue

7:00pm – 1:00am Yuletide Ball “Feliz Navidad” at the Skagway Recreation Center 12th & Main

 ~ $5.00 per person (Children & Seniors FREE) ~
Food and refreshments sponsored by White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
A Beer and Wine Bar will be available after 8:00pm

7:00pm – Children’s time with Robert Murphy and Community Choir

7:30pm – Helen B. Clark Award

Gingerbread House Winners Announced

FREE Salsa Lessons – 8:00pm
Salsa lessons taught by Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz offer the perfect complement to any Salsa Borealis performance. They incorporate several rhythms into the class: salsa, cha cha, and merengue. Lessons are designed to get even the most rhythmically-challenged on their feet we focus on having fun and learning to move with the rhythm, rather than on formal dance steps.

Antonio and Heather have been teaching salsa in Juneau and around Southeast for over three years. Prior to that, Antonio taught and performed in Seattle for several years and Heather received her Latin dance training in Cuba.

9:00pm – Live Music from Juneau’s own “Salsa Borealis”
SALSA BOREALIS Salsa Borealis has been heating up the dance floors in Juneau for nearly ten years. They are a 7-piece band that plays a wide variety of Latin rythyms, including salsa, cha cha, merengue and samba.  Their repertoire represents both traditional and contemporary styles from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and even West Africa. The result is a rythymically infectious sound ranging from the cool, jazzy Bossa Novas of Brazil, classic 1950¹s Big-Band Mambos from Cuba, to the sizzling Salsas of today¹s popular Latin dance scene.


9:00am – Steak & Eggs Breakfast – Elk’s Lodge 6th & State

1:00 – 3:00pm – Holiday Skate (ice or rollerblade) with hot chocolate at the Recreation Center. 12th & Main

1:00 – 4:00pm – Holiday Home Teas. Locals open their homes each year for an opportunity to visit and enjoy food & refreshments.

This year’s open homes are:
Jim & Charlotte Jewell – 7th Avenue between Main & Alaska
Bob & Jeanine Masciola – Presbyterian Manse 5th & Main
John Warder – 2 mile Dyea Road

1:00 – 4:00pm – Open Houses at:
Skagway City Museum – 7th Avenue
Chamber of Commerce Office – 7th & State