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Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hop on the Holiday Train!

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Hop on the Holiday Train and join us for a drive-thru event in celebration of the 38th Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Vehicle decorations and festive attire encouraged!

Starting at 5:30 PM on Sunday, November 29th, line your vehicles up at Valdez High School and tune in to KVAK 93.3FM or 1230AM for a collaborative on-air event! Enjoy the proclamation reading by Mayor O'Neil, musical stylings by Ann Norris and the VHS choir, and have a chance at winning some awesome prizes!

The train will depart at 6PM, leading participants through a festive route downtown. Santa will be parked along the route! Don't forget to roll your windows down as you drive by and give a Santa Shoutout to fill him in on your holiday wish list.

At the end of the tracks, just outside the Community Tree, we will be gifting free holiday cheer bags for children, directly to your car door. 

Do you not have a vehicle but want to join? You can get in on the festivities too! Bundle up and view the train along the route! Become part of the festive display and wave as the train goes by.

As always, please be sure to practice social distancing, do not share your vehicle with those outside your household, and wear a mask when around others. Let us celebrate safely so we can go into the holiday season happy & healthy!

To add to the fun, we are encouraging homeowners & Businesses along Hazelet and Egan Drive to decorate and turn on their holiday lights for the event!

We are also in search of outlets along Hazelet Drive! If you have an outlet we can plug a decoration into, please send an email to or call 835-4526 Ext 1.

Happy Holidays!!!

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