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‘Christmas in July’ Returns to Children’s Inn

A man and his daughter stand next to seated, masked Santa.
A woman stoops next to a little boy and holds his hand while he holds a bag.
Two police officers riding motorcycles drive up to the inn.
A masked Santa raises both arms in the air.
A woman holds a little boy's hand.
A little boy stands in front of masked Santa, who is holding his hands up with open palms
Santa waves from the bed of a pickup truck
A little boy walks over to a seated Santa
A woman takes a photo with her iphone of a young man wearing a blue longsleeve shirt and Santa.

On July 21, the Children’s Inn at NIH once again welcomed Santa and his merry elves—many on motorcycles—for the 6th annual Christmas in July experience. 

The event, made possible by the Montgomery County Police Department with help from the NIH Police, brings gifts, stockings, as well as the joy, comfort and spirit of the holiday season to children participating in research at NIH and their families.

Santa arrived amid much fanfare in a pickup truck via police-led motorcade, bearing dozens of festively wrapped goodies.

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