Santa Claus will be coming to the capital city on a fire truck next Friday, passing out candy canes to the boys and girls of Juneau and Douglas alongside Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters and elves.
The annual nighttime parade through downtown Juneau to Douglas will take place the evening of Dec. 11. According to CCFR, the parade route is as follows:
• At 6 p.m., the parade will start at the Mount Roberts Tramway, head up Franklin Street to Fourth Street, go along Calhoun Avenue, down 12th Street to Glacier Avenue, up Highland Drive along Behrends Avenue, and looping back to Glacier Avenue.
• Beginning at approximately 7-7:30 p.m., the fire truck will cross the Douglas Bridge, head up Cordova Street to Foster Avenue around the loop at Cedar Park, back down Cordova Street continuing to Douglas. Santa will arrive in Douglas and continue down 2nd Street to Saint Ann’s, looping back toward the middle of town on 5th Street at approximately 8:30 p.m., to pass out candy canes.
Then, on Saturday, Dec. 19, Santa will be stopping by the Auke Bay Fire Station for the annual Christmas Open House, to be held from 1-4 p.m. Assistant Chief Tod Chambers will read Christmas stories to the children.
The same evening (Dec. 19), Santa will once again board a fire truck and cruise through Auke Bay, handing out candy canes along a parade route.
CCFR said that parade route starts at 5 p.m. at Gruening Park, then on to Berners Avenue and Radcliffe Road, continuing to Glacier View Trailer Park, to Stephen Richards Memorial Drive, down Riverside and Long Run Drive, along Portage Boulevard, continuing down Aspen Avenue. From there, the parade will go to the Thunder Mountain Trailer Park via Thunder Mountain Road and onto the Montana Creek subdivision. Santa will continue his route to Steelhead Drive, on to Silver Street and end at Wren Drive.
For more information, contact CCFR at 586-0262 or email CCFR Administrative Officer Victoria Godkin at email@example.com.