Georgetown’s best-known Santa Claus is back on the rooftop of Jack Davies’s Prospect Street house, which overlooks the Potomac River and welcomes all with a big “Merry Christmas” wave. It may your last chance to see him.
For several years, Davies has been putting up his 20-foot inflated Santa on the back of his house with its grand vista of the Potomac River. Those entering D.C. from Virginia on Key Bridge easily see it, especially when it is illuminated at night. Davies — a philanthropist and businessman who is part owner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics as well as founder of AOL International — said he is happy to bring people a little yuletide cheer.
The rooftop of Davies’s house has something new this year: a For Sale sign on the railing. Yes, the house has been on the market since spring, and there is a good chance this will be the last time to view this not-so-secret Santa.
Perhaps the inflatable Santa will convey to the new owner, should he or she want to continue this new Georgetown Christmas tradition. “The best $700 I ever spent,” Davies told the Georgetowner in 2011. As for that house at 3618 Prospect St., NW, check with Washington Fine Properties.