Soul of the City Presents Go-Go Santa Express
On Saturday, December 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Ward 8 will look and feel a lot like Christmas with Go-Go Santa Express traveling through neighborhoods in DC’s Congress Heights community spreading holiday cheer through music and gift distribution to residents.
Two Go-Go Santa Express caravans will depart from the St. Elizabeths East Campus at 2:00 PM traveling through Congress Heights featuring music provided by Ms. Kim and Scooby and the Backyard Band. Community partners and stakeholders will travel in the caravan escorting Santa throughout the community and provide residents with 7,500 gift bags filled with items provided by DC Boutique, The Museum, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The driving route will highlight Christmas trees decorated in a variety of themes including an Angel Tree to memorialize loved ones lost to violence, Cat in the Hat, Healthy Food, and many others. The festivities conclude with Go-Go Santa making a special stop at the 801 East Men’s Shelter and Housing providing its residents with care packages.