December

  • October through January - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Gathering
    World's largest congregation of American Bald Eagles. Up to 4000 eagles gather along the banks of the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon.
     
  • December 1-24, 2019 - Annual Community Christmas Celebration throughout December
    Throughout December there are activities for everyone. Write a letter to Santa and drop at the Post Office and enter the Cookie & Candy Contest. Mrs. Claus will be at the Library for stories & songs. Visit the Haines Sheldon Museum to get pictures with Santa and get an early start on your holiday shopping. The parade goes down Main Street (lineup at Thors @ 3:30 pm) and the Haines Uglys put on The Gifts for Grub toy drive at the American Legion.
     
  • December 6, 2019 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule or contact the Haines Chamber of Commerce at director.haineschamber@outlook.com for more information.
     
  • December 6, 2019- Community Tree Lighting, 3rd and Main St.
    Visit Santa, vote on the Cookie & Candy entries, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and cotton candy, starting at 5 pm.
     
  • December 7, 2019 - Photos with Santa, Sheldon Museum & Lighting of the Fort, Fort Seward Parade Grounds
    Start the day at the Sheldon Museum for pictures with Santa from 1pm - 3pm.  In the evening at 5 pm sharp, the great canon blasts and Fort Seward lights up with Christmas lights. Then follows the fireworks, a Christmas Tableau and music of the season. Join an old-fashioned bonfire, weenie roast.  Hope for snow for the sledding party and get the Christmas spirit going.
     
  • December 12 & 26, 2019 - Avalanche & Wilderness Safety Training, Borough Public Library
    Department of Public Safety FREE Backcountry Skills Workshop at the library from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  Bring questions and essential rescue gear: beacon, shovel, & probe.  Also an avalanche courses will be offered in January and February, for more information visit https://alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/
     
  • December 14, 2019 - Mrs. Claus at the Library, Holiday Parade & Uglys Gifts for Grubs
    Stories/songs with Mrs. Claus 3-4 pm at the Library. Line up for the parade at Thors at 3:30 pm, starts at 4 pm than join the Uglys Gifts for Grub at 5 pm at the Legion.
     
  • December 14, 2019 - Community Bazaar, Elementary School
    Locally made items and treasures for that special someone, 11 am - 2 pm.  Call 907-766-6727 or email communityed@hbsd.net for details or reserve a table.
     
  • December 15, 2019 - Annual Deck the Dock, Haines Harbor
    Deck your boat in Holiday Cheer by December 15th to be judged for prizes. 
     
  • December 15,  2019 - Holly Jolly Follies, Chilkat Center
    A wonderful community variety show surely to delight both young and old and bring Christmas cheer to all.  The show will start promptly at 4 pm.
     
  • December 18, 2019 - Movie Night, Sheldon Museum
    " The Gold Rush" with Charlie Chaplin starts at 7 pm.
     
  • December, 2019 - Haines ANS Camp 5 Christmas Bazaar, ANB/ANS Hall
    Something for everyone!  Held at the ANB/ANS Hall from 10 am to 2 pm.  Call 907-766-2166 to reserve a table.

 

      If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.