Who needs to watch the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony when you can share a sweet treat with an immortal yuletide wizard?
Santa Claus himself is slated to appear at the annual Dupont Circle holiday tree-lighting ceremony scheduled to kick off in front of La Tomate at the corner of of Connecticut Ave. and R St. NW at 4 p.m.
The event — which is put on each year by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets — celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the neighborhood’s own holiday tree. The festive gathering also includes caroling, cookies and an opportunity for attendees and their pets to get a photo with Santa.
Last year, dozens of people including Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans showed up to participate in the tree-lighting ceremony.