Christmas Eve at the Ronald McDonald House

The Christmas/Holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. And one of my absolute favorite things to do during this time is to visit the Ronald McDonald House on Christmas Eve. It is a privilege to capture families coming together to celebrate the season. Some residents, some volunteers, some employees; all together to share the season with “strangers.”

Every Christmas Eve, one HUGE group of family members and friends team up to cook, bake, and provide one heckuva tasty dinner. The Hoeh family has been providing Christmas Eve dinner for the House in honor of the late matriarch’s son, who stayed at the House while he battled cancer. I believe this year marked their 20th Christmas Eve dinner.

Following dinner, the House kiddos spend some time with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive their very own sacks of Christmas presents.

Trust me when I say that pictures do not do the evening justice. But please enjoy a small taste of the magic that is Christmas Eve at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Mind the delay as I wish you all Season’s Greetings and wish you a Happy New Year!

-Lindsey

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