Fairbanks, Pioneer Park—Pioneers and their guests celebrated the holidays in style at the annual Christmas party held at the Civic Center in Pioneer Park on December 8, 2019. There was dining, dancing and musical entertainment provided by the Cold Steel Drum Band followed by the singing of Christmas Carols to the accompaniment of the Alaskan Pickers.
Santa and Mrs. Claus made their usual appearance and bestowed gifts upon many of the attendees. With the infectious Holiday Spirit providing good cheer and camaraderie along with the music, the evening was full of merriment for all.
- Party goers enjoying good company, music and food.
- Santa-in-training (Rex Barnes), Santa (Clutch Lounsbury) and Mrs. Claus (Stella Carpenter). Bartenders, Mike Gibson and Gene Hansen look on.
- The crowd listens to the Cold Steel drum band while party goers start to dance.
- The Alaskan Pickers play sing-along Christmas Carols.
—Photos by Joan Skilbred, Sue Royston and Susan Gibson.