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Christmas Spirit Returns to Union

Union Street celebrates Christmas in July, co-presented by The Christmas Attic & the Businesses of Union Street, on July 21, 2012. Visit www.christmasattic.com.

Union Street celebrates Christmas in July, co-presented by The Christmas Attic & the Businesses of Union Street, on July 21, 2012. Visit www.christmasattic.com.

— Santa Claus is coming to town…a bit early! This time, old Saint Nick has hung up his red suit and opted for a pair of sunglasses and swim shorts as he prepares to spread holiday cheer on the streets of Old Town when the third annual Christmas in July Celebration returns to Union Street on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

The event is co-presented by The Christmas Attic and the businesses of Union Street. Approximately 15 retailers and community organizations will host activities either inside stores or on Union Street ranging from pictures with “summer” Santa & Mrs. Claus, fashion trunk shows, food and wine tastings, cookie decorating, story time for tots, paint your own snowman, ornament making, ice cream social, carnival fun, musical entertainment and much more. The day will be filled with store activities, raffle drawings, shopping/ dining deals and holiday delights for all ages. There will be musical entertainment on Union Street from noon to 4 p.m.

Each year, the Union Street businesses pick a charity organization to support during the event weekend. This year, all proceeds from Wish Star sales will benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

A complete schedule of the weekend’s events and musical entertainment is listed on www.christmasattic.com and on the event’s Facebook page.

Details

Union Street Christmas in July. On Union Street between Cameron and Duke streets, July 21, 2012. Call 703-548-2829 or visit www.christmasattic.com.