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On Saturday, December 20, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lee Center complex, at 1108 Jefferson St., will be closed due to building system upgrades.

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For Immediate Release: December 15, 2010

ARHA and the Charles Houston Recreation Center Host Santa’s Winter Wonderland

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will host the second annual Santa’s Winter Wonderland from Monday, December 20 through Wednesday, December 22 at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. ARHA and the Charles Houston Recreation Center will welcome hundreds of children to a holiday celebration filled with gifts from Santa, music, food, mimes and a host of festive activities.

The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • Monday, December 20 & Tuesday, December 21 - Open to the General Public
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Christmas music, holiday activities, refreshments and unwrapped gift donations
  • Wednesday, December 22
    5 p.m. – Santa arrives on his Big Red Fire Truck
    5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Santa and his Elves present gifts and holiday treats to children

The 2010 event is made possible through the help of a variety of community-based organizations and private corporations who are providing volunteers, financial support, and in-kind donations. Special guests include ARHA Board Members, Congressman Jim Moran, Mayor William D. Euille, City Officials, and other Business and Community residents.

Come out to join Santa and his elves as they hand out toys and treats to the children from ARHA land in the festive Winter Wonderland Village.

For additional information, contact Sandra Fowler at 703.549.7115, ext. 231 or by email at

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6344

Office Hours
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler