Thursday, December 6, 2012
With help from Montgomery County police, Santa will ride from Germantown to the Children’s Inn in Bethesda to deliver gifts to sick kids.
As part of a charitable effort by Montgomery County police, a motorcycle-riding St. Nick—flanked by 20 of Montgomery County’s finest—will carry donated gifts to Children’s Inn in Bethesda on Wednesday. Santa’s “sleigh” ride begins in Germantown at 10 a.m. at the District 5 station in Germantown then makes two stops — Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce on Clopper Road and Sheehy Ford on Frederick Road. Santa plans to lunch at Vince & Dominics Pizzeria in Bethesda. The motorcade is expected to reach Children’s Inn by 5:30 p.m., just in time for a party. Part of the National Institutes of Health, Children’s Inn is a nonprofit facility that offers lodging for children receiving treatment at NIH and their families. Police are still …
Friday, November 23, 2012
St. Nick's coming to Montgomery county malls—here's where you can go a snap a picture with the family and your pets, too.
It's that time of year again! Santa Claus is coming to town and he's available to take those adorable family photos with you and your children. Here's where Santa will be this holiday season: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC Pose for photos with Santa, Nov. 23 through 25 and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, from noon to 5 p.m. On Dec. 22 and 23, photo opportunities with Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Christmas Eve, photos opportunities will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westfield Montgomery, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda Have your child’s photo taken with Santa on the lower level of the mall, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Nov. 17 through Dec. 24. On Dec. …
Friday, November 16, 2012
St. Nick's coming to Montgomery and Prince George's county malls this month and here's where you can go a snap a picture with the family and your pets, too.
It's that time of year again! Santa Claus is coming to town and he's available to take those adorable family photos with you and your children. Here's where Santa will be this holiday season. Wheaton Westfield Wheaton, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902 Santa will be perched in his chair, waiting to take a photo with your child, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Nov. 17 through Dec. 24. Photo packages run between $21 and $45, and all come with a gift card to Shutterfly. Bethesda Westfield Montgomery, 7101 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817 In Bethesda, you can have your child’s photo taken with Santa on the lower level of the mall, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Santa Claus stopped by Veterans Park with the Montgomery County Police Motor Squad today before heading to the Children's Inn at NIH to drop off donations.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Rather than his usual sleigh, Santa Claus rode through Bethesda on a motorcycle today, stopping by Veterans Park and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before ending his day at the Children's Inn at NIH. Wednesday evening, Santa and 20 Montgomery County Police motor officers will bring gift bags and donations from residents, businesses, and all six police districts to the Inn, where sick children reside with their families as they receive treatement at NIH.
Motor squad will escort Santa by motorcycle to benefit the Children's Inn at NIH.
Santa is coming to town early, and on something a bit more high-tech than a sleigh. The Montgomery County Police's Motor Squad will host a "Santa Ride" on Wednesday to benefit the Children's Inn at NIH — a private, nonprofit residence for pediatric patients at the National Institutes of Health and their families. Montgomery County Police have been collecting donations from all six county police districts, area businesses and private citizens to purchase gift cards from local stores to assist families at the Inn. The funds raised will also provide gifts for children at the Inn who are receiving treatment from NIH. About 20 officers will escort Santa on motorcycle, beginning at the 5th District Police Station in Germantown at 10 a.m. and …
Monday, December 5, 2011
In many countries, Santa is known as Kris Kringle, and he makes house calls not on December 24 or 25, but on Dec. 5 or 6. Does your family celebrate St. Nicholas Day? If so, how?
Santa Claus isn't just a big man in a red fur suit and stocking cap. In some countries, he's skinny and wears a bishop's robe and a tall, pointed hat. And he doesn't just make house calls on Christmas Eve. In many places across the globe, he stops by on Dec. 5 or 6—St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas was born during the third century in what is now Demre, a town on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. At that time the area was settled by Greeks, and under Roman control. St. Nicholas grew up as a Christian, at a time when the Roman emperor Diocletian persecuted Christians. Nevertheless, St. Nicholas became a bishop, and was known for his kindness to children and his concern for sailors and ships, according to the St. Nicholas Center. Stories about…
The Bethesda Urban Partnership held its annual Winter Wonderland event this weekend.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Bethesda's annual Winter Wonderland festival returned this weekend, hosted by the Bethesda Urban Partnership. The event began Friday evening with a free winter concert at Imagination Stage, and continued Saturday in Bethesda's Veterans Park. Large crowds gathered to watch ice sculptors create a snowflake, reindeer, and a penguin out of blocks of ice. Choir groups from the Academy of the Holy Cross, Garrett Park Elementary School, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seneca Valley High School and Watkins Mill High School also performed for the crowd, and Santa Claus made a cameo.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Annual winter celebration will once again feature music performance, ice sculpting, and an appearance by Mr. Claus.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership has announced that Bethesda's annual Winter Wonderland festival will be returning to town Dec. 2 and 3. Once again this year the family-friendly fest will feature live holiday music, ice sculpting demonstrations, and an appearance by Mr. Claus himself. The fun will start at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, when the American University Gospel Choir and a cappella groups Capital Blend, The Capital Hearings, Vox Pop DC will give a free winter performance at Imagination Stage. Then, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in Bethesda's Veteran's Park, enjoy live ice sculpting demonstrations and choral performances by groups from the Academy of the Holy Cross, Garrett Park Elementary School, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seneca Valley High …