‘Christmas in Park’ will be drive-through only Thursday, Friday

Frigid temperatures predicted both days

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Due to the predicted frigid temperatures, Yukon’s Christmas in the Park holiday lights tour will be drive-through only this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22-23 at the Yukon City Park complex.

The Santa Express train station, outdoor ice-skating rink and food trucks will also be closed Thursday and Friday.

The public is invited to drive-through the displays at the interconnecting Chisholm Trail Park, Freedom Trail Park and Yukon City Park.

However, Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar said there will be no city employees on-site to accept donations because of the chilly weather.

Walking tours also are being restricted due to the arctic weather conditions.

Yukon Vice Mayor Jeff Wootton, at the Dec. 20th city council meeting, warned residents about the impending below-freezing temps.

“It’s going to get cold, so everybody ‘bundle up’ and check on your neighbors,” said Wootton, wearing his stunningly loud Christmas jacket.

City of Yukon staff will watch the weather closely and will make the call Saturday morning if Christmas in the Park can reopen “as normal”, officials said.

For updates, visit www.yukonok.gov/ChristmasinthePark

Christmas in the Park features some 500 unique displays and an estimated 5 million twinkling lights. New displays are added each year, funded by donations.

Yukon’s Christmas In the Park holiday lights tour will be “drive-through” only this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22-23 due to forecasted frigid temperatures. (Photo provided)
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