Slideshow | Governor's Holiday Open House

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Juneau residents line up around the Governor's House for his Open House on Tuesday.
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Ginger Johnson of the Capital City Republican Women greets Juneau residents at the front door of the Governor's House during Tuesday's Open House.
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Governor Sean Parnell greets Kaitlyn Forst during his Open House on Tuesday. First Lady Sandy Parnell is left.
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Shannon Smith, 6, saw plenty of cookies to her liking at the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.
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Terry Vrabec, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, serves cookies to Jeanne Murray and her son, Anderson, 3, as they wait outside of the Governor's House for his Open House on Tuesday.
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Dane Hebert, 3, and his brother, Jaeger, 5, stack their plates with cookies and fudge during the Governor's Open House on Tuesday.
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Sophia Nylen, 7, attends the Governor's Open House in festive garb and an eye for the cookies on Tuesday.
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Jim Hoff of the Governor's Office hands out tickets for the The Polar Express, this year's theme for the Governor's Open House held on Tuesday.
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Description

About 3,200 people attended the Governor’s Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House Tuesday, where they were greeted by Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife Sandy, members of the governor’s Cabinet, and an enviable spread of cookies, fudge, nuts, dried fruit and other treats.

The open house is an annual tradition at the Alaska Governor’s Mansion, which has been holding the event since 1913. It has only skipped two years since then, during World War II.

Photos by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire.

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