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Governor Announces 2019 Christmas Open House

Dec 5, 2019

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December 5, 2019 (Juneau, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy invite Alaskans to the Governor’s Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House at the Governor’s House, to be held Tuesday, December 10, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

“Rose and I have been looking forward to inviting our Juneau friends and neighbors to come celebrate Christmas and the Holidays in the People’s House,” Governor Dunleavy said. “As we enjoy the holiday season with our neighbors and loved ones, we should take a moment and remember all of our first responders, veterans, and military members that are spending time away from their loved ones this season.”

The first open house was held by Territorial Governor Walter Eli Clark and his family on New Year’s Day 1913. The annual tradition has been held every year since, with the exception of two years during World War II.

More than 15,000 cookies are being prepared for the event, and more than 100 pounds of fudge and chocolate candies will be served. Members of the governor’s cabinet will serve hot apple cider and holiday treats to guests waiting in line outside the residence. Entertainers from local community and school groups will perform both inside and outside the residence.

Individuals with special accessibility needs are invited to contact Maxine Lucerno at (907)465-3500, to arrange entry from 2:30-3:00 p.m.


Media Contact: Lauren Giliam (907)269-0327