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Light Up The Season

Light Up The Season Logo 2022

Light Up the Season is a family-friendly event that supports the inspiring patients, families and staff of Children’s National Hospital. Traditionally, the event pairs patients with a local designer to create festive holiday trees and decorations. The Four Seasons Washington, DC prominently displays this artwork during the holiday season. This year, the Four Seasons engaged a premier, Chicago-based, event design and décor company to transform the property into a magical, multi-dimensional holiday dreamscape. This firm will work with Children’s National patients to create one-of-a-kind holiday trees, menorahs and other festive décor.

This year, we will celebrate Light Up the Season after Thanksgiving through the New Year.

Proceeds from Light Up the Season directly support the hospital in the form of Annual Grants and Major Gift programs. Funding advances world-class pediatric care and research to find new treatments and cures. It supports critical medical equipment, improves the patient hospital experience and provides for professional development of doctors, nurses and hospital staff, as well as numerous initiatives to deliver healthcare to families in under-resourced communities.

As part of the holiday festivities, the Four Seasons will host a variety of events and promotions to benefit Children’s National. These include:

  • Sponsor & Press Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, November 29 6-8 PM
  • Teddy Bear Teas on Saturday, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from noon – 3:30 pm.  Join us for a magical holiday tea featuring tea sandwiches, scones, delicate pastries and choice of tea, hot chocolate, or sparkling wine. Dancers in their holiday costumes will enchant the youngest guests and each child will be gifted with a Children’s National Hospital Teddy Bear. Fifteen percent of proceeds go to Children’s National Hospital. Reserve your space today to access this special event.
  • An outdoor Holiday Market every Friday (5pm – 8 pm), Saturday (12pm – 7pm) and Sunday (12pm – 7pm), Dec. 2 – December 18.
    Shop the Holiday Market on the front courtyard of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. Custom-built chalets will house vendors who feature unique gifts and culinary. A percentage of each purchase is donated directly to Children’s National Hospital. Be sure to stop by the Founders Auxiliary Board shop as we will be selling Dr. Bear “teddy bear” plush toys, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to Children’s National Hospital.

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chair Blair Wittmer Giannini, at lightuptheseason@foundersauxiliaryboard.com

Thank you to our Generous 2022 Sponsors

Celebree Light Up The Season Sponsor 2022 Logo

Bognet Light Up The Season Sponsor 2022 Logo

Diana and Stephen Goldberg

Giannini and Gray Light Up The Season Sponsor 2022 Logo

Lugano Light Up The Season Sponsor 2022 Logo

Kimberly Casey Light Up The Season Sponsor 2022 Logo

WGL Energy Light Up the Season 2022 Logo

Kathie and Mike Williams

RBC Wealth Management / Diane & Peter Schaefer

Behavior Frontiers

Chevy Chase Endodontics

Dominion Jewelers

Frances Fitzgerald and Ann Goettman

Gerlein Orthodontics

Implants DC – Dental Implants and Periodontics

John Juenemann

Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry

Roadside Development

Sue and Randy Odeneal

Denise Warner, Washington Fine Properties


Bruno Orthodontics

Colliers Investments

Craig Futterman

Delano Family

Diana Wright

Fernanda Vessio Coehlho

Helene Patterson & Leo Mullen


Kristin Gilkes

Margarita Arroyave-Wessel & David Wessel

PSA Financial

Snyder Cohn Accounting

Alison & Kai Reynolds

Charlotte Safos

Claire Marshall

Davis Carter Scott

Suzi Henderson

Light Up the Season Arts and Crafts

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