I recently posted about DC area holiday events all in one fell swoop. But I saved one to feature on its own, because it’s more than just a fun family event — it’s an opportunity to support a wonderful cause and help make the holiday season brighter for children and families coping with cancer.
The Georgetown Jingle is a collaborative fundraising effort among Georgetown University Hospital, DC-metro area designers, and families of patients at the Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Program. In its 6th year, the event aims to raise funds for the Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Programs, bring awareness to childhood cancer, and honor children and families affected by the disease.
This year, the Georgetown Jingle will honor 13 patient ambassadors who are instrumental in this collaborative fundraising effort. And the public is invited to the attend the event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown on December 11 from 4-8 pm. The family-centered affair will include a silent auction, tastings by leading DC area chefs, kids activities, and live entertainment, including a visit from Santa and his friends. Themed holiday trees and vignettes created by the Washington area’s top designers will also be showcased for guests to view. And especially for young attendees is the Children’s Workshop, where they can enjoy holiday crafts, decorate cookies, watch movies, and dance. They will also enjoy their own special buffet of food, courtesy of the Four Seasons.
Tickets for the event are $150/adults, $50/children, $350/family ticket (2 adults, 2 children, 3-18 years of age), children under 2 are free. They can be purchased online through the Georgetown Jingle website.