Light Up the Season is a family-friendly event held at the Four Seasons Washington, DC, that takes place after Thanksgiving through the New Year. Since 2015, Light Up the Season has supported the inspiring patients, families and staff of Children’s National Hospital. As part of the holiday festivities, the Four Seasons decorates its lobby and public areas to the delight of all ages. The Four Seasons hosts Teddy Bear Teas every Saturday in December and a kick-off party for our sponsors and patient ambassadors.
In 2023, the Four Seasons once again engaged premier, Chicago-based event design and décor company, Kehoe Designs, to transform the property into a magical, multi-dimensional holiday dreamscape. This firm interviewed nine Children’s National patients and brought their holiday visions to life by creating unique one-of-a-kind holiday vignettes.
Proceeds from sponsorships and the Teddy Bear Teas directly support the hospital through the Board’s Annual Grants and Major Gift programs. This funding advances world-class pediatric care and research. It supports critical medical equipment, improves the patient hospital experience and provides for professional development of exceptional doctors, nurses and hospital staff, as well as numerous initiatives to deliver healthcare to families in under-resourced communities.
For more information on how you can be a part of the 2024 event, contact us at lightuptheseason@
Thank you to our Generous 2023 Sponsors
Diana & Stephen Goldberg
Diane & Peter Schaefer
Denise Warner, Washington Fine Properties
Snyder Cohn Accounting
Meredith & Jason DeLano
Frances & Thomas Fitzgerald
Blair & Eugene Giannini
Beth & Don Larson
Margarita Arroyave-Wessel & Dr. David Wessel
Kathie & Mike Williams
Light Up The Season is such a festive and creative collaboration. The sparkle, merriment and joy of the events have my family coming back each year. Giving to those in need is important to us, particularly during the holidays. Children’s National Hospital performs near miracles every day. I can’t think of a more deserving cause. Light Up The Season makes philanthropic giving fun, meaningful and memorable.
Anne, Light Up The Season Supporter