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Word on the Hill: Last Chance to Party

Options for staffers after work today

People dressed as Santa Claus, including one as T-Rex Santa, dance as they gather for the annual Santarchy event in Washington Dec. 10. This week is perhaps your last chance to celebrate the holidays at work. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

To wrap up the holiday party season on the Hill, here are some great options for today.

Open to staffers:Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 134 Duddington Place SE. RSVP: kgluba@aii.org. The group is encouraging all House and Senate staffers to join them “for a few hard or soft drinks and holiday cheer.”

Don’t even leave the office: Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja is teaming up with the Congressional Caucus on Peru for Peruvian Cuisine & Pisco Night by chef Jose Andres, 6 to 8 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building foyer. RSVP: Cdavis@embassyofperu.us.

Staffers welcome, but not guaranteed entrance:Sound Exchange, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. RSVP: events@soundexchange.com. “It’s sure to be a memorable night filled with food, drink, dancing and entertainment from Jump Street Band,” the invite says.

Good luck getting in: Hamilton Place Strategies & Smithsonian, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Renwick, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Invite-only. It’s usually hard to get on the list for events hosted by the Smithsonian, but going to a party at the Renwick might be worth a try.

Sen. Cotton’s baby update

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., welcomed his second child on Dec. 7. On Wednesday, he posted a Facebook update on his new son’s health.

Happy birthday to…

Sen. Mark Warner,  D-Va., 62.

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