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A stylish one-night-only event, all in the spirit of giving back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 29, 2017 – This holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., together with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), is thrilled to host the return of the utterly handsome media sensation who needs no introduction, Paul Mason – a.k.a. “Fashion Santa,” – for an unforgettable evening of festive fun enhanced by specialty cocktails, delicious sweets and joyful entertainment.

Taking place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the hotel’s decked-out Living Room adorned with a soaring Christmas tree and crackling fireplace, Fashion Santa is part of the GLOW All Night event – an extended evening of holiday shopping, specials and bites at over 50 stores and restaurants, plus indie carolers and free pedicab rides throughout Georgetown, sponsored by the Georgetown BID.

The Fashion Santa at Georgetown GLOW All Night event will feature live holiday music, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, specialty activations including a gourmet hot chocolate toppings bar and more! Event highlights include:

  • Complimentary Passed Hors d’Oeuvres: Including Pancetta-Wrapped Dates, Fried Mac & Cheese with lemon aioli, Homemade Vegetable Spring Rolls and more.
  • Live DJ: Live holiday music remixed by the ultra-chic DJ Violetta Markelou.
  • *Holiday-Inspired Beverages: Homemade Spiked Hot Chocolate, Homemade Spiked Egg Nog, Champagne and select wines will be available to order at a festive pop-up bar set up in The Living Room.
  • *DIY Hot Chocolate Toppings Bar: Dive into the holiday spirit and deck your spiked hot chocolate with gourmet toppings such as Marshmallows, Candy Canes, Fresh Whipped Cream, Caramel Sauce, Shaved Artisan Chocolates and Peppermint Sticks.
  • *Photographs with Fashion Santa: Capture the holiday magic of the evening with a photograph next to the world’s most fashionable Santa - professional model Paul Mason – who will be dressed up in dapper North Pole-inspired menswear for the occasion.

Tickets will be required to enjoy the evening’s *enhanced amenities including professional photographs with Fashion Santa and festive alcoholic beverages. Each ticket, priced at $15 each, can be used for one specialty cocktail, wine or champagne, or one professional photograph with Fashion Santa.


In true Kris Kringle style, Fashion Santa is all about the boundless spirit of giving back. “This year’s Fashion Santa event is marked by an incredible opportunity for local organizations to come together in the name of charity,” states Marcus A. Loevenforst, General Manager of the boutique hotel.  “With the help of Fashion Santa and the Georgetown BID, we have the pleasure of opening our doors to Capital Area Food Bank in support of their work providing hunger relief for those in need here in DC.”


Together with The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and the Georgetown BID, Fashion Santa is excited to partner with Capital Area Food Bank – the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger by providing good, healthy food to people in DC, MD, and VA – to donate 100% of the proceeds from every $15 ticket purchased for a photo with Fashion Santa to their charity. In addition, $5 of every $15 drink ticket sold will also be donated to the charity.


To further inspire guests to give back, everyone who donates ten or more non-perishable food items to the Capital Area Food Bank at the event entrance will be offered one complimentary ticket (good for one photograph with Fashion Santa or one alcoholic beverage). Preferred items on Capital Area Food Bank’s “Most Wanted Items” list include: Canned or Dry Beans, Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables, Grains, Hot and Cold Cereal, Canned Tuna, Salmon or Chicken, Healthy Snacks such as raisins or granola bars, Canned Fruits and 100% juice. By choosing items on this “most wanted” list, guests will be contributing to the health and wellness of the 540,000 neighbors the Capital Area Food Bank serves.

With the Fashion Santa event happening in occurrence with GLOW All Night, there’s truly no better place to get in the holiday spirit than in Georgetown; where you can shop, support local, eat, drink and be merry, all while giving back to a fantastic cause!

For more information, or to make other reservations at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. please call the hotel at (202) 912-4100 or visit Join the conversation on social media with #RCMemories and by following and tagging @RitzCarltonGeorgetown on Instagram.