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4 Places to See Santa this Year

4 Places to See Santa this Year


It’s that time of year when our social media feeds fill up with pictures of everyone’s kids with Santa. Now my personal favorite photos are always the ones that have an absolutely terrified child in a complete panic at the fact that their parent has just left them on the lap of a stranger and walked away! I feel this version of the picture accurately shows how a parent feels about standing in endless lines with all of creation at the mall to get this precious photo. 

So to help all of you out we have put together a list of the best places and events in the area to get some quality facetime with the Big Guy while actually enjoying yourself! They are only this little once so take in every moment of it. 



1. 18th Annual Daughters of the American Revolution Christmas Open House

DAR Memorial Continental Hall

Wednesday 12/11 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the 18th Annual DAR Christmas Open House. The elves will be handing out coloring books and crayons to children on Santa's "Good" list. Families can enjoy refreshments, cookies and Christmas music and caroling led by local choirs. You are encouraged to bring new and lightly used children's books to donate to those less fortunate in our community. You can also win DAR door prizes! You can also visit the National Christmas tree across the street at the Ellipse. Learn More


2. Kennedy Center Annual Santa Brunch

Roof Terrace Restaurant

Sunday 12/15 & 12/22 10 am - 2 pm

Join the Kennedy Center's Roof Terrace Restaurant for their Annual Brunch with Santa! The brunch is served buffet style from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., so be sure to get reservations early. Brunch includes Bottomless Chandon Mimosas for $55 for parents and kids 12 and under eat for $25. Learn More



3. Winterfest 2019: Arts and Crafts Fair

Takoma Park Middle School

Saturday 12/14 10 am - 4 pm

Winterfest 2019 is being held at Takoma Park Middle School. This Arts and Crafts Fair will host over 50 vendors selling handmade jewelry, painting, textile arts, pottery, and more. Admission is free and  Santa will be there from 11-2 along with crafts for the kids. Enjoy live music and dance performances, free face painting, hot chocolate and more. Learn More



4. B&O's Magical Holiday Express Train Rides with Santa

B&O Railway Museum

Saturdays 12/7 - 12/21 11am & 1pm

Sundays 12/8 - 12/21 1pm

The B&O Railroad Museum’s month-long holiday spectacular is back, and this year they're diving into the history of the railroad to deliver festive tidings of joy and giving! Magical Holiday Express 2019: Tidings in Transit celebrates both the story of the B&O and the spirit of giving by festively highlighting the four major regions along the railroad’s original route and raising donations for four wonderful charities along the way! So join us each week as we journey from Ohio to West Virginia, West Virginia to western Maryland, and western Maryland to Baltimore enjoying local treats and traditions — because no matter where you’re from, the B&O Railroad Museum should always feel like home!  Learn More

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