Here Comes Christmas

City crews erect Santa Claus at park entrance

Yukon Public Works personnel assemble a large Santa Claus display that will greet visitors at the W Vandament entrance to Chisholm Trail Park for Yukon’s annual Christmas in the Park holiday lights tour. (Photo by Robert Medley)

The leaves have not changed. Trick-or-treating night is a few weeks away.

But Santa Claus is up at the entrance to Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament.

City of Yukon workers on Oct. 13 installed Jolly St. Nick, who will sit atop a reindeer for the rest of the year.

This Santa will be part of Christmas in the Park, Yukon’s annual holiday lights extravaganza at the interconnecting Chisholm Trail Park, Yukon City Park and Freedom Trail Playground.

The 2023 Christmas in The Park will open on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and continue through Dec. 31.

There will be five million blinking lights when it is all set up.

Public works personnel must start installing the hundreds of displays months in advance to prepare for Yukon’s illuminated spectacular.

Christmas in the Park also features the Santa Express train and an outdoor ice-skating rink.

Drive-thru and walking tours will be available during the event’s 40-day run.

Christmas in the Park’s Santa Claus light display at up at the entrance to Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament. Yukon Public Works personnel recently placed Santa atop a reindeer in preparation for the illuminated holiday spectacular. (Photo by Robert Medley)