Large evergreen tree illuminated with lights

The Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of light for families because they are able to stay together and near the medical care, they need.

The season of lights is upon us!  As you drive around town you can feel the joy, hope, and love that comes with the holiday – lights are on display everywhere.

Christmas lights have taken over my house! With four trees, two fireplace displays, lighted banisters, outdoor lights, and many more festive decorations, we are ready for the Christmas season. Along with the display of the season around our house, my family also partakes in my many holiday traditions. One of our favorite traditions is putting our pjs on, climbing in the car and driving around to enjoy the many light displays around town!

At the Ronald McDonald House, we share in the spirit of the season with our guests with Holiday décor and lights as well as many traditions such as Santa’s Workshop, a Christmas dinner for our families, and our most recognizable tradition – our Lights of Hope tree.

You can’t miss our large Lights of Hope tree that sits on our front lawn. This isn’t just a large tree with lights, it has a much larger meaning, it offers folks a way to give recognition to those special people in their life and remember those who are no longer with us. Each light on our tree during the holiday season represents parents, children, family members, friends, coworkers, special groups of people and loved ones now in heaven. The tree lighting event is a celebration of life and love. A time to remember and reflect. Each name on our list of lights is special in different ways.

We invite our community to drive by and enjoy our Lights of Hope tree, welcome all to join us in remembering and honoring loved ones and bring forth the opportunity to recognize loved ones while also being a light of hope for families at the House during the holiday season.

To shine a light of hope for a family at the Ronald McDonald House you can donate online or stop by our House at 2224 Jefferson Street SE.