Thursday, November 10

Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen 2016

The holidays are a special time of year, with hope and joy being shared. This year, many people have told me they need a little extra happiness in their lives. It has truly been a rough journey these past few months for all of us. But, I imagine, not as difficult as some children and their families have it. I recommend reaching out to give back to someone who needs joy in their lives this year to find the happiness and joy we need in our lives right now.

Here is one way ~

Indianapolis’ premier holiday event, Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen, returns to benefit Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and grant special Christmas wishes for Indiana Wish children. The holiday food extravaganza takes place Dec. 8 in downtown Indy's Hyatt Regency, 1 S. Capitol. The event is held in the Hyatt’s main kitchen and ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a wide assortment of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, famous “Polar Bear” drinks, wine and spirits. All of the culinary creations, crafted by Executive Chef Rolf Rothen and his culinary team, will be prepared right in front of the guests in the Hyatt kitchen.

An elaborate silent auction is held throughout the event to raise funds for the wishes of Indiana's littlest patients.
Individual tickets are $150 (admittance into the event with seating) or $100 per person (admittance into the event without seating). They are almost sold out, so get them quickly.

Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, established in 1984, grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Wishes include trips to the beach, Disney, shopping sprees, meeting celebrities, family vacations and home computers. To date, the organization has granted more than 3,300 wishes to Indiana children.

Reservations are limited. To purchase tickets, contact Indiana Children’s Wish Fund at (317) 913-WISH or visit 

Indiana Children's Wish Fund Mission
"We grant wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Our mission is to bring joy, something to look forward to, and a sense of normalcy to special kids in our state. We are Indiana Children’s Wish Fund."

Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks, and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.