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17 December, 2019

Waterskiing Santa Returns to Alexandria on Dec. 24!

Waterskiing Santa is a water ski show where people gather to watch Santa as he takes to the open waters. The event is traditionally held on December 24th, and this year the festivities begin at 1 p.m. This show can be seen from Founders Park to Point Lumley Park. The tradition started out in 1986 when a group of friends decided that one of them would dress as Santa and ski across the waters. This event takes place to this day as Santa and his crew ski across the waters year after year. This crew, featuring reindeer, elves, and even the elusive grumpy Grinch, will greet family and children in the pavilion on the waterfront and beside the Torpedo Factory after the show.  

After 30 years the show continues to thrive each winter season as Santa and Mrs. Claus take to their waterfront stage with the help of community volunteers and sponsors. This seasonal event found its roots in the community as people come together to create an atmosphere fit for the holiday spirit – one that makes an effort to band together the community in a complete act of “giving” kindness for family and friends alike. 

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