MCPD: Santa Claus to Ride Harley Through Montgomery County to Benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH

by Patrick Herron

Santa and his elves (aka: motor officers) will travel throughout the county on their motorcycles as they make their way to bring gifts and donations from local businesses and organizations to the children and families at The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health). Officers will greet Inn families outside so that Santa can say a few words to patients and provide a photo opportunity. The ride will conclude with a ride around the NIH property.

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “Place Like Home’’ for families with children participating in leading-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH Clinical Center is the nation’s premier biomedical research hospital, providing an opportunity for our residents to be partners in advancing medical discoveries and improving the health of people all over the world. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit.”

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
WHERE: Officers will leave the 5th District Police Station located at 20000 Aircraft Drive in Germantown at 10 a.m. From there, the itinerary is as follows:

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.: Damascus Shopping Center

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.: District Harley

11:40 – 11:55 a.m.: Olney Shopping Center

12:20 – 12:40 p.m.: Rockville Town Center

12:55- 1:10 p.m.: Rio

1:20 – 1:45 p.m.: Montgomery County Police Headquarters

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Downtown Silver Spring

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.: Pike & Rose

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: The Children’s Inn at NIH

Private Event: Officers will briefly enter the NIH property so that Santa can say a few words to resident patients outside the main doors of The Children’s Inn.  The ride will conclude with a ride around the NIH property.

HOW: There are several ways to support children and families served by The Inn: Take an on-site donation to Santa on his route, donate online by clicking the Donate button at or support our Holiday Wish List at

For more information about The Children’s Inn, visit or follow on social media at  — Facebook: @TheChildrensInn; Twitter: @TheChildrensInn; Instagram: @thechildrensinn – The Children’s Inn at NIH

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