Santa Claus


Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Unlikely Events Yukon

For the parents who had heard that Santa Claus wasn’t going to be able to make it to the Whitehorse Winterval Festival Santa Claus Parade and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Main Street, you can now let your children know he will be there – with... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas


Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Food Network

The great American lyricist Maxwell Anderson summed up the imperatives of this time of year better than anyone else: "Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September." more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Leslie Leong

New events are always exciting. In Whitehorse there are always new things which are popping up. This holiday season, the Yukon Artists at Work (YA@W) will introduce Santa's Studio, a Christmas art fair that takes place at the YA@W studio at... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas


Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Unlikely Events Yukon

Each year, Whitehorse ushers in the Christmas season by lighting the gigantic evergreen tree on Front Street, a parade along Main Street, and Santa arrives – mukluks and all. We even have our own name for this glistening annual event- Winterval. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: courtesy of Humane Society Dawson

Humane Society Dawson is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. The “small shelter with a big heart” turns 20 years old, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Humane Society’s mandate is to provide shelter and care for abandoned and... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

Santa By Snowmobile

Manufacturing, transportation — even writing styles — have all changed since Clement Moore's famous ditty, A Visit from St. Nicholas, first appeared anonymously in the Troy, N.Y. Sentinel on December 23, 1823. more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

Jake Pet Santa

Darrell Hookey

Although he was born only just this decade, Jake Lucas-Hamm has already figured out that life can be unfair.­ He knows that he will be getting presents from Santa Claus soon, and he knows his dog, Spencer, will be getting presents, but what about the more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

Old Crow Santa

PHOTO: Robert Postma

Sometimes you experience things that you never would have expected. I never thought I would be living above the Arctic Circle in Old Crow dressed as Santa while sitting in a sleigh with mush dogs towing me down the street. more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

It was December sometime in the mid-1950s. I was in the Baptist Mission School here in Whitehorse. Behind the fenced-in grounds of the school were several long buildings that were once used by the army. There also was the Army Theatre where we would more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

My Santa adventures in the Yukon began when George Green needed a Santa for an Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon fundraiser at Hougen's Department Store in Whitehorse. George asked me, as a white-bearded fellow, if I could help them out for more

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas


Nov 22, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

North Pole is where they stay where they work and play. They work, nonstop in Santa's toy shop. They make lots of noise Building lots of toys. more

Dec 23, 2010 12:00 AM Old Crow

Is Logan sick of getting the same old moose bones every year? Would Fluffy like a pink rhinestone-studded collar, or is beaver skin more her style? more

Dec 9, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

It all started on Dec. 23, 1998, in Philadelphia. Or, more accurately, at Pitchers Pub in Manayunk, a neighbourhood in the north-west corner of Philly. That was the first "Running of the Santas more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

His name is Bill Smith, and Tabitha he stay with. She was his Gwitch'in wife, and they like the bush life. Bill was a white man, and he liked our land. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Old Crow

Everyone in North America knows who Saint Nicholas is, right? Obviously, he is the guy dressed in the red and white suit who gives away gifts every December 25th. However, he is also the patron saint for a number of other things. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Beverages