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$6,000 Christmas Tree: Event Raises Funds For Children's Cancer Center

The eighth Georgetown Jingle is on Sunday. Check out the trees that will be auctioned and one 11-year-old girl with a lot of guts (and lung capacity).

Georgetown Jingle preview. (Photo by Michelle Peirano.)
Georgetown Jingle preview. (Photo by Michelle Peirano.)
An 11-year-old Georgetown resident belted out Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" during a Thursday preview of designer Christmas trees in the Four Seasons Hotel lobby.

"I was nervous kinda, but you just gotta keep going," said Fiona Madrid, 11, who's been singing for five years. 

Madrid braved a solo (with the confidence of a star) in preparation for the upcoming Georgetown Jingle, a charity event that benefits pediatric programs at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

The event centers around 17 Christmas trees and one mantle, decorated by D.C. interior designers and auctioned to benefit the children's cancer center. 

Madrid's favorite tree is "the glassy one," she said. It's a rotary-etched glass christmas tree decorated with antique crystals, priced at $6,500.  

That's just one of 17 christmas trees on sale from $1,200 to $7,500. The tree styles range from a tree made of truffles to a painted tree.

Designer Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton, LLC, decorated a mantle in the Four Season's lobby. It's valued at $30,800. 

Georgetown Jingle will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a family-friendly performance "Holiday Wonderland" and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with an adult-only cabaret "Anything Can Happen!" on Dec. 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 

Catering will be provided by Georgetown Cupcake, Bandolero, Proof/Estadio, Paul's Bakery , J Paul's, Old Glory, Bourbon Steak, Lebanese Taverna, Teddy's Lamille, Cava, Dolci Gelato and Four Seasons. And there's an open bar. 

For more information go to www.georgetownjingle.com.

The trees will be sold in a silent auction. 

Here's the complete lineup with estimated values: 

Alexa Hampton: "Mantle"
$30,800

Andre Wells: "Blue Christmas"
$3,000

Andrew Law: "Fotuny & Fauna"
$6,750

Barry Dixon: "Venetian Fantasies"
$6,600

Bill Enright: "Gatsby"
$6,000

Brian Fell and Julia Walter: "Albero di Natale"
$7,500

Camille Saum: "Razzle Dazzle"
$2,750

Darlene Molnar: "Truffle Tree"
$2,400

Debra Nicholas: "Family Tree"
$4,950

Elizabeth Krial: "Christmas Stories by the Fire"
$7,125

Jillian Roth: "Hope Your Holidays Are A Hoot!"
$5,500

Julie Shanklin and Marielle Shortell: "Modern Metallic Mod"
$6,500

Lisa Schumaier: "Reclaimed Fairytale"
$5,800

Michael Roberson: "A Green Tree"
$3,500

Tricia Huntley: "Woodland Fantasy"
$4,000

Whiteny Osterhout and Ramzah Khan: "Metallicious Rosa"
$3,750

Yvette Freeman: "Vintage Christmas" 
$4,400

Zoe Feldman: "Wedding Wonderland"
$2,500



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