$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"

Andre Wells: "Blue Christmas"

Andrew Law: "Fotuny & Fauna"

Barry Dixon: "Venetian Fantasies"

Bill Enright: "Gatsby"

Brian Fell and Julia Walter: "Albero di Natale"

Camille Saum: "Razzle Dazzle"

Darlene Molnar: "Truffle Tree"

Debra Nicholas: "Family Tree"

Elizabeth Krial: "Christmas Stories by the Fire"

Jillian Roth: "Hope Your Holidays Are A Hoot!"

Julie Shanklin and Marielle Shortell: "Modern Metallic Mod"

Lisa Schumaier: "Reclaimed Fairytale"

Michael Roberson: "A Green Tree"

Tricia Huntley: "Woodland Fantasy"

Whiteny Osterhout and Ramzah Khan: "Metallicious Rosa"

Yvette Freeman: "Vintage Christmas" 

Zoe Feldman: "Wedding Wonderland"


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