Juneau gets in the holiday spirit with events around town

By December 7, 2013Community

In the month of December, there are a lot of fun holiday celebrations happening in Juneau. Here is a short list of some of the events.



Juneau Dance Unlimited

Juneau Dance Unlimited will be performing the classic “The Nutcracker Ballet” scored by Tchaikovsky. The dance troupe will be showcasing new costumes and choreography.
December 6 at 7 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., December 8 at 2 p.m.
1639 Glacier Ave (JDHS Auditorium), Juneau
Tickets cost $15/25


The Nugget Mall

The Nugget Mall will have a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Youth will receive a discount on rented booth space.
December 6 from 12-8 p.m., December 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and December 8 from noon-5 p.m.
8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau

The Downtown Business Association

The Downtown Business Association will be sponsoring the “12 Trees of Christmas Walk for Charity.” Twelve business in downtown Juneau will be showcasing decorated trees representing a charity. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite tree using the ballot boxes found at the participating businesses. The Downtown Business Association will donate $500 to the winning business’s charity and $500 to a charity that is randomly drawn.
Voting is December 6-21
Participating businesses are: Annie Kaill’s, First National Bank, The Jewel Box, Juneau Imagination Station, Alaskan Brewing Company Depot Store, Cycle Alaska, Red Dog Saloon, Alaska Cache Liquor Triangle Club, Trove, Hearthside Books, Shoefly, and Heritage Coffee.


The Nugget Mall

The Nugget Mall will hold a Ginger Bread House Competition. Deadline for entries is December 7, houses will be displayed from December 8-21.
December 7 for entries, displayed December 8-21
8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau


The Nugget Mall

The Nugget Mall will be featuring Visits with Santa throughout December.
December 8-9, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23
8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau


The Nugget Mall

The Nugget Mall and Petco will be taking holiday-themed photos of pets.
December 7, 14 1-3 p.m. (Petco)
December 8 from 1-5 p.m. (The Nugget Mall)
8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau


The Douglas Library

The Douglas Library will be showing the movie “Miracle at 34th Street.”
December 8 at 3 p.m.
1016 3rd Street, Douglas


Juneau Lyric Opera

Juneau Lyric Opera will be holding their 6th annual Holiday Pops performance, featuring Sally Smith as the conductor. All voices welcome, and singing along is encouraged.
December 7 at 7:30 p.m. at 11024 Auke Lake Way, Juneau (Chapel by the Lake Church)
December 8 at 3 p.m. at 350 Whittier Street, Suite 101, Juneau (the JACC)
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students


Governor’s Mansion

Governor Sean Parnell will be hosting his annual Holiday Open House. Residents can tour the Governor’s Mansion and Cabinet members will serve holiday goodies and hot cider to those waiting in line.
December 10 from 3-6 p.m.
716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau


Douglas Community Methodist Women

The Douglas Community Methodist Women will be holding their Country Christmas Bazaar. The bazaar will have arts and crafts, food, and a gingerbread building station, among others. Attendees can bring a non-perishable food item to receive a $1 bazaar coupon. The bazaar’s proceeds will go toward local and statewide mission outreach programs.
December 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
1106 E 3rd St, Douglas


Northern Light United Church

The Northern Light United church will be hosting “Sweet Songs of the Season,” featuring performances by Alaskapella and the Little Orca Singers. A holiday reception will follow the concert.
December 14 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 per person or $25 for a family of four
400 W 11th St, Juneau


Crossroads Church

Crossroads Church will be holding their annual Crossroads Christmas party. Bring a white-elephant gift for the gift exchange. Light refreshments provided, finger foods requested.
December 15 at 6 p.m.
1512 3rd Street # 7, Douglas


Shepherd of the Valley

Shepherd of the Valley will be holding a Christmas Program.
December 15 at 10:30 a.m.
4212 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau


Juneau Arts & Humanities Council

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will be hosting their “Hit the JACC Putt” miniature golf range, sponsored by Alaska Marine Lines. The range can be enjoyed on an individual basis or booked for a party. The theme this year is “Movies,” and they are still looking for ideas for holes.
December 18-30 from noon-9 p.m.
Tickets cost $5 per person per round, $50 for groups of up to 15 people, or $110 an hour for private parties
350 Whittier Street #101, Juneau


Catholic Diocese of Juneau

The Catholic Diocese of Juneau will be hosting a Christmas reception headed by Bishop Edward J. Burns. Appetizers and light refreshments provided. RSVP is required.
December 16 to RSVP (dioceseofjuneau@gci.net)
December 20 from 4:30-7 p.m.
430 Fifth Street, Juneau (St. Ann’s Parish Hall)


The Canvas

The Canvas will be holding a gingerbread house making party. Gingerbread walls and roofs are provided. Participants can use the candy offered at the party or bring their own to decorate their house.
December 21 from noon-4 p.m.
Tickets cost $35 per house
223 Seward St, Juneau


Filipino American Association of Juneau

FilAm will be hosting a Christmas party. Donations will be collected for the communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
December 21 from 6-9 p.m.
9055 Atlin Drive, Juneau (St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church)


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church will host “The Darkest Night,” an interfaith service to support people experiencing difficulties during the holiday season.
December 21 at 7 p.m.
9161 Cinema Drive, Juneau


Auke Bay Fire Station

Auke Bay Fire Station will be holding a Christmas open house. Chief Etheridge will be reading Christmas stories and Santa will be making an appearance. Santa will also be riding on the Auke Bay Fire Department Truck after the open house.
December 21 1-3 p.m. for open house, 4:30 p.m. for fire truck route
11900 Glacier Highway, Juneau (open house)
Back Loop Rd, Juneau (fire truck route)


The Gold Town Nickelodeon

The Gold Town Nickelodeon will be playing the movie “Rare Exports,” a Finnish movie about an archeological dig that goes awry when the remains of Santa Claus are unearthed and children begin to go missing (Rated R).
December 22 at 2 p.m., December 23 at 4 p.m., December 24 at 2 p.m., December 26 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets cost $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for children 12 and under
171 Shattuck Way, Juneau


Auke Bay Bible Church

The Auke Bay Bible Church will have a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service.
December 24 at 7 p.m.
11970 Glacier Hwy, Juneau


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be holding a Christmas Eve Service.
December 24 at 7 p.m.
439 West Willoughby Avenue, Juneau


St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church

St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church will be having carol singing and a candlelight Eucharist and Reception.
December 24 at 7 p.m.
4207 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau


Resurrection Lutheran Church

Resurrection Lutheran Church will be holding a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
December 24 at 11 p.m.
740 West 10th Street, Juneau


St. Paul’s Catholic Church

St. Paul’s Catholic Church will hold Midnight Mass on Christmas Day.
December 25 at midnight
9055 Atlin Drive, Juneau


St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church will be holding a Nativity of the Lord service on Christmas day.
December 25
326 5th Street, Juneau


If you know of any more events that you would like included in this list, please email them to sarahyu@ktoo.org.

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