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Santa Chaos

Check out these two fun and wacky holiday events:

Santarchy DC!

Saturday, December 12th, starting at 1 pm

Free, but you MUST wear Santa apparel, and just a red hat isn’t good enough

Location, secret until day of the event, but most likely at a major DC landmark. Check out their twitter to stay up to date!

Just what is Santarchy you may ask? Well, it is an event that takes place in all major cities all over the world involving thousands of Santas. It is a “non-profit, non-political, non-religion, and non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill, and fun”.

For a list of rules that all Santas must follow, please visit the website. Further, to stay up to date on all Santa news, please visit and like the event’s Facebook page and/or follow the above linked to twitter. All events except those in the evening taking place in doors are all ages.

30th Annual Water Skiing Santa

December 24, 2015 at 1 p.m, sharp. Rain, snow or shine

Free to the public

Old Town Alexandria, The prime viewing area is along the waterfront between King Street and Oronoco Street which includes Founders Park and the Alexandria City Marina. Get there early to get a good spot!

To get to the event, take metro to the King Street-Old Town stop on the blue or yellow lines.

If you are not going home this break, make sure to check out this is a truly unique DC tradition! This unusual annual event features a water-skiing Santa, flying elves, the Jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman performing on the Potomac River! Visit the website for more information and videos from past events!


Enjoy these events! Just please dress warmly!



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