The Governor’s Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Governor Sean Parnell, First Lady Sandy Parnell, and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will greet guests.
The holiday open house is known for the amount of sweets cooked up for the event. Over 24,000 cookies and 200 pounds of fudge and chocolate will be baked up and handed out to Juneau residents.
Members of the Governor’s cabinet will also be hand to serve up hot cider and other treats. Gingerbread houses made by Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School students will be on display. Local entertainers will perform during the event.
This is also the year that the hundredth anniversary of the Governor’s House is being celebrated.
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