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Jack Evans, Santa Claus Help Light Dupont Holiday Tree

by Tim Regan — December 4, 2015 at 8:00 am 0

While President Obama prepared to light the National Christmas Tree at the White House yesterday evening, about two dozen Dupont residents gathered to light tree of their own.

Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember, several ANC 2B commissioners and Santa Claus himself helped neighbors usher in the holiday season by lighting a festive tree in front of La Tomate, located at 1701 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Residents munched on homemade cookies and sipped on pumpkin lattes as part of the annual celebration organized by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets. After delivering a short speech, Evans then led the crowd in a countdown before lighting the tree.

The tree’s 1800 lights will shine each evening through the rest of the month.

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