A ‘Night at the museum’ in Yap

YAP CHRISTMAS PICYap Visitors Bureau


December 23, 2020

COLONIA, YAP - It was literally a brighter Christmas in Yap this year with an epic Christmas light display at the Yap Living History Museum in Colonia. Yap has remained COVID free, so masks and social distancing is not required. This has never been done before and so the locals were in awe in admiration.  The display was the brainchild of Leo Pugram, a local tattoo artist, and supported by the Yap Visitors Bureau, an internet “Go fund me drive” the Bank of Guam, FSM Development Bank, and other local businesses. The outdoor museum grounds came alive at sunset with thousands of lights, a large Christmas tree, and numerous lights displays on the Yapese traditional buildings, decorated palm trees, the Nativity Scene, and Reindeer. There was even a personal appearance by Santa Claus. “I just thought this would be a fun thing to do to brighten up Christmas on Yap, especially for the children. I was really shocked at how popular it was and the number of people who crowded into the grounds to see it.” said Leo Pugram who partnered with the Yap Visitors Bureau to organize the event.

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