The Jingle Bells started ringing at the Four Seasons Thursday night as the hotel’s 7th annual Georgetown Jingle preview party got underway. Invited guests were the first to check out beautiful holiday trees — plus, this year a mantel and vignettes — created by leading area designers inspired by childhood cancer patients.
Attendees sipped “spiked” hot cider and gobbled up gingerbread cookies as they took in the 17 holiday pieces to a seasonal soundtrack of A Capella carols sung by Georgetown University’s GraceNotes.
Tree themes included Dr. Seuss, a cocktail party (at right), birds, LEGOs, chandeliers, and one made entirely of pages from repurposed books (below left).
Preview night guests had the first chance to purchase each display at a “Buy It Now,” price, making the tree/mantle/vignette available for pre-holiday delivery.
The Georgetown Jingle, taking place on December 16, 2012, is a charitable family holiday event to raise funds for the Georgetown Hospital’s Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program. This year, due to construction on the conference room level, the day will be divided into two “deconstructed” events, with tickets available for daytime family fun followed by A Jingle Evening with Pamala Stanley.