Children talk to Santa Claus at Home Depot in Juneau after he flew in for a visit on a Coastal Helicopter. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Children talk to Santa Claus at Home Depot in Juneau after he flew in for a visit on a Coastal Helicopter. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

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Santa flies in to Juneau on a Coastal Helicopter to greet children at Home Depot on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Santa flies in to Juneau on a Coastal Helicopter to greet children at Home Depot on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Elise and Bryce Blasco wait for Santa Claus to arrive at Home Depot in Juneau on board a helicopter on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

Elise and Bryce Blasco wait for Santa Claus to arrive at Home Depot in Juneau on board a helicopter on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Heather Holt)

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