December 10, 2004
Beginning Sunday, December 12, Santa will make the whirlwind tour to Tenakee Springs, Wrangell, Petersburg, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah and Pelican. After visiting with the children of Pelican on December 17, he'll ferry back to Juneau, hitch up Rudolph and the rest of his reindeer for a sleigh ride back to the North Pole - with plenty of time to begin the second part of his holiday travels.
Depending upon the community, Santa will either visit with children in the terminal or on board the M/V Le Conte. In Angoon, Santa traditionally heads to the elementary school gym; while in Tenakee, Kake and Pelican, where there is no terminal, children will have the chance to sit on Santa's lap onboard the ferry. (A complete schedule is attached.)
"I'm truly fortunate," said Santa taking a break from packing a small (but treat-filled) bag for the ferry trip. "The elves have got everything under control at the North Pole, which gives me the chance to visit a few children ahead of time in these smaller, Inside Passage communities. It's something the kids look forward to each year - and so do I!"
December 12-17, 2004
Sunday, 12 December 2004
Wednesday, 15 December 2004
12:45 arrive Petersburg: Santa
17:45 arrive Kake: Kids onboard
Thursday, 16 December 2004
16:15 arrive Hoonah: Santa
20:30 arrive Juneau: Santa to take a quick nap and refill his bag of goodies
Friday, 17 December 2004
18:30 arrive Juneau to hitch up his reindeer and sleigh for trip back to North Pole to get ready for Christmas Eve!
Year-round information about Alaska's Marine Highway is available on the web at FerryAlaska.com or by calling, toll free, 1-800-642-0066. (Bookings are now available for travel through September 30, 2005.)
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