Forget the sleigh and reindeer—Santa is upgrading his ride this year as he travels to Bethesda to visit with children.
In addition to a motorcycle ride to benefit sick children at The Children’s Inn, Santa also is boarding a Macy’s tour bus and stopping by Macy’s stores across the country—including the store at Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Mr. Claus and his elves will make an appearance at Macy’s at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. The family-friendly event will feature students from Yorktown Elementary in Bowie performing Yes, Virginia the Musical. The Teen Angel Project, a youth music and dance group, will also take the stage.
The bus tour is a part of Macy’s annual "Believe" campaign, which encourages children to write letters to Santa to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Before the event, Santa will meet with a group of children from Make-a-Wish for a private screening of the animated film, Yes, Virginia.