Santarchy DC 2017: Hundreds of Santas Visit Washington DC

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    Hundreds of Santas Visit Washington DC

    ••• Santarchy at the National Museum of Natural History. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Santarchy is an annual Christmas event held in major cities around the world where hundreds of Santas visit major sites and spread their holiday cheer. The following photos show Santarchy in Washington, DC. See a variety of Santas and get a glimpse of this fun holiday tradition.

    Date: December 9, 2017, 1 p.m. Meeting Place to Be Announced

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    Here Comes Santa Claus

    ••• Here Comes Santa Claus. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    More Santas join the group for a day of celebration.
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    Santa Gives Gifts

    ••• Santa Gives Gifts. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santa gives gifts to boy scouts and other children throughout the day.
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    Santas March Past the Capitol

    ••• Santas March Past the Capitol. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santas spread their holiday cheer as they walk around the nations capital.
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    Bagpipe Santa

    ••• Bagpipe Santa. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santa wears a kilt and plays Christmas songs on his bagpipe.
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    Santas Ride the Carousel

    ••• Santas Ride the Carousel. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santas ride the carousel on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
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    Snow Creatures

    ••• Snow Creatures. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Participants in Santarchy wear a variety of interesting costumes. These snow creatures sure are festive!
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    Gingerbread Man

    ••• Gingerbread Man. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    It's the Gingerbread Man!
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    Santa and Friends

    ••• Santa and Friends. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santa and friends visit the Washington Monument in Washington DC.
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    Ba Humbug and the Grinch

    ••• Ba Humbug and the Grinch. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Ba Humbug and the Grinch participate in Santarchy DC.
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    Santas Dance

    ••• Santas Dance. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santas dance in a circle around the Washington Monument.
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    Santas at the Lincoln Memorial

    ••• Santas at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    A crowd of Santas gather at the Lincoln Memorial.
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    Santas at the National Christmas Tree

    ••• Santas at the National Christmas Tree. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santas gather near the National Christmas Tree and sing Christmas carols.
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    Four Santas at the White House

    ••• Santas at the White House. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Santas visit the White House in Washington DC
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    Crowd of Santas at the White House

    ••• Crowd of Santas at the White House. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Hundreds of Santas gather in front of the White House and sing Christmas carols.