Westfield Montgomery Announces Lineup of Holiday Events, Now Through December 30, Benefiting Children’s National Hospital

by Patrick Herron

Per Westfield Montgomery: The magic of the season has arrived at Westfield Montgomery. With the help of artistic groups, No Kings Collective, Brightly Ever After and Social Supply DC, the premiere shopping center has carefully curated a touching ‘Home for the Holidays’ theme that has made the center come alive with holiday spirit. Décor includes an over-the-top interactive Holiday Village – including oversized snowflakes lining Nordstrom Wing, Polar Bear Lane – including child-sized playhouses, a ‘Letters to Santa and Friends’ station where families can send their wishes to the North Pole and patients at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC, and an ornately decorated holiday lounge, aptly named the “Jingle Lounge.”

Westfield Montgomery invites guests for a full lineup of festive activities including live holiday music, complimentary cocktails with purchase popups prepared by Cocktail Curations, and holiday arts and crafts by the center’s new non-profit arts center, Creative Outlets and Lego – full schedule of activities attached, as well as available here.

All events will be hosted inside of The Jingle Lounge, located adjacent to center court, which will additionally remain open daily for public to relax in-between the shopping hustle and bustle. Guests can even grab quick bite from newly opened Frank Pepe’s pizzeria, which will deliver RIGHT to lounge tables via a QR code – available 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Lounge access is open to all ages apart from two “Sip with Purchase” cocktail events, where guests aged 21+ are invited to enjoy to grab a festive cocktail (or mocktail) with any $75+ purchase from any of its retailers (or bring a guest with purchases of $125+) on Saturday, December 3 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drinks are limited to one beverage per person and purchases must have been made the same day of the event.

All activations are a part Westfield Montgomery’s holiday mission to raise critical funds for Children’s National Hospital. With every dollar donated via the Jingle Lounge event page throughout December, Westfield has pledged to match up to $10,000. To date, the premiere shopping center, along with a generous public, have collectively raised over $6,000 and this is just the beginning!

“It has been incredible to see thousands of guests from all across the DMV visit Westfield Montgomery so far to celebrate the holidays with us,” said Marketing Director, Zeina Davis. “Creating magical moments for our community to come together is what this season is all about, and we are proud to have Children’s National as our beneficiary this year who help so many families in our community and beyond.”

About Westfield Montgomery: Westfield Montgomery is a 1.1-million-square-foot flagship shopping center located just minutes from Washington D.C. right off interstate 270 in Montgomery County, Maryland. The center is the retail destination of choice for communities in Bethesda, Potomac, and Chevy Chase and across the wider region. The center is currently home to such top brands such as Nordstrom, Zara, Lululemon, Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Fabletics, Kiehl’s, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, LEGO, J.Jill, Nespresso, Madewell, Stuart Weitzman, Bonobos, Tesla, Tommy Bahama, Apple and the critically acclaimed Lucky Strike gastropub / bowling alley concept. Westfield Montgomery is also home to popular restaurants and eateries like The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack and CAVA. Moving into the future, Westfield Montgomery will be transformed from a traditional shopping center into a completely reimagined city center encompassing best-in-class residential, retail, office, co-working, health and wellness, restaurant, entertainment, hotel, and recreational offerings.

About Children’s National Hospital: Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., was established in 1870 to help every child grow up stronger. Today, it is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation. It is ranked No. 1

for newborn care for the sixth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened in 2021, a first-of-its-kind pediatric hub dedicated to developing new and better ways to care for kids. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional, and national levels. As a non-profit, Children’s National relies on generous donors to help ensure that every child receives the care they need. For more information, please visit: childrensnational.org.

About Seacrest Studios Established by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2015, Seacrest Studios, a state-of-the-art facility, gives kids an interactive space to explore radio, television and social media, share their on-air talents and participate in entertaining programs that are broadcast directly to patient rooms. The ultimate playroom, the studio provides fun games, arts and crafts and other creative outlets that contribute to the healing process for children and families dealing with illness. On any given day, you can find patients hosting their own shows on topics ranging from sports to science or singing and dancing to their favorite karaoke songs. The 920 square-foot, glass-fronted studio located in the Costco Wholesale Atrium gives visitors an up-close glimpse into the fun activities happening inside. What makes the studio truly unique is that patients who are unable to leave their rooms can virtually interact with guests and celebrities who visit the studio. By tuning into WPAW-90 (channel 90), patients can participate by calling in to request a song, answer daily trivia questions and win prizes.

Since opening, the team has produced 100 original programs while welcoming more than 15,000 visitors. Celebrity guests have included Ryan Seacrest, First Lady Michelle Obama, singers Meghan Trainor and Lana Del Ray, Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper and more.

Attendance is not required to donate, simply click on the make a donation button under the ‘Jingle Lounge’ activation under events on the Westfield Montgomery website. Please note, monetary contributions do not guarantee seating or space for any activation or event taking place in the Jingle Lounge.

Donations raised throughout the season will directly benefit Seacrest Studios, state-of-the-art facilities inside of Children’s Hospital here in Washington, D.C. and select locations across the nation. Each interactive studio produces entertaining programs that are broadcast directly to patient rooms as a part of its Children’s Patient Experience Program which supports each child’s psychological and emotional wellness through exciting, stimulating activities to feed their growing minds.

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