Santa, Free Cupcakes, Caroling And a Celtic Christmas

This weekend around Georgetown.

The Washington Harbour ice rink stays open through the holidays. (Photo by Michelle Peirano.)
The Washington Harbour ice rink stays open through the holidays. (Photo by Michelle Peirano.)
Moon bounce, face painting, crafts, DJ, Hanukkah games and pictures with Santa. 
Annual Toys for Tots party sponsored by the Friends of Glover Park and the Glover Park Citizens Association.
When: Friday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: Glover Park Community Center at Stoddert Elementary School, 4001 Calvert St., N.W. 
Cost: Free

Bring a toy and get a free cupcake until Sunday. Stop in on Saturday for pictures with Santa, too. 
Toys for Tots and Pictures with Santa
When: Saturday, Dec. 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: Sprinkles Cupcakes, 3015 M St., N.W. 
Cost: Receive a free cupcake for one donated toy.

Sing along with the Georgetown Lutheran Church and its Baroque-style organ, and learn about the carol's origins.
What: Free community Christmas carol sing-along
When: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. (About 45 minutes long)
Where: Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. 
Cost: Free

Hosted by DC Running Club, the run/walk will benefit The W.H.A.L.E.R.’s Creation Annual Foster/Adopted Youth Christmas Dinner. Start off with holiday music and finish with a costume contest, T-shirts and eggnog.
What: The 12Ks of Christmas Holiday Run
When: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. 
Where: Capital Crescent Trail, meet at 3700 Water St., N.W. 
Cost: Registration is now closed, but go out and cheer them on! 

Festivities with Celtic harp, flutes, pipes, and bodhran, interwoven with holiday readings, including "A Child’s Christmas in Wales." 
What: A candlelit Celtic Christmas with the Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort
When: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. 
Where: Dumbarton Church3133 Dumbarton St., N.W. 
Cost: $35 adults, $30 students and seniors, $17 youth, tickets here

Seventeen Christmas trees and one mantle for auction at a charity event that benefits pediatric programs at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
What: Georgetown Jingle
When: Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a family-friendly performance "Holiday Wonderland" and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with an adult-only cabaret "Anything Can Happen!" 
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 
Cost: $50 to $375, buy tickets here

Santa Claus (Tom Strike) will visit families in Burleith. Email Mrs. Claus (Sarah Strike) at smfstrike@yahoo.com with the number and ages of your children and your address to request a drop-in from Santa. 
What: Santa visits
When: Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Burleith


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