Yuletide in Full Swing With Santas in Town

In the last few days, the Christmas season has picked up the pace with appearances by Santa Claus at Rose Park and in the lobbies of the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton hotels — rowing on the Potomac with Mrs. Claus and the reindeer — to name a few instances.

Alive with people and traffic and illuminated by the light-art installations of “Glow,” Georgetown is easily one of the most charming places during Christmastime for walking, shopping and dining.

See “Georgetowners Go All Out for the Holidays” at georgetowner.com as well as our Holiday Arts Previews.

Steve Hart, Rep. George Holding (R-North Carolina), Lucy Herriott Holding, Vicki Hart, April McClain-Delaney, Muffin Lynham and Rep. John Delaney (D-Maryland), a presidential candidate, at the “Light Up the Season” preview. The Christmas tree exhibit and benefit starts Dec. 16.

Fashion Santa — aka Paul Mason — at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Dec. 7. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Fashion Santa and Meredith Evans at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Dec. 7. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Santa with Penny Lyons, Katie Russell and Tess Finnegan at preview for “Light Up the Season” at the Four Seasons Hotel Dec 6.

Santa Claus — aka Tom Strike — at Rose Park Dec. 8 with Jade, daughter of Paige Shirk, and Lucy, daughter of Zoe Feldman. The annual Christmas get-together is put on by Friends of Rose Park. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Raggedy Andy and Ann with Santa’s helpers. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Council member Jack Evans as the Ambassador with WUSA’s Leslie Foster as the Merry Widow at the Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 9. Courtesy Jack Evans.


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