Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Partners with American Christmas

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Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) recently announced a partnership for the upcoming holiday season with American Christmas by MK Illumination in Mt.Vernon. The collaboration will include a RMHGHV event to be held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Santa’s Village at American Christmas in Mt. Vernon . Guests will be immersed in a 15-minute walk-through experience complete with beautiful twinkling lights, large scale decor and animatronics. Children of all ages and adults alike will enjoy the holiday magic and have the chance to take a photo with Santa. All proceeds from ticket sales that day as well as a portion of the retail store sales will be donated directly to Ronald McDonald House.

The House, located just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, provides a home away from home for families of sick children. When families face medical challenges the House offers an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry and respite services for families during their stay.

“In line with the spirit of the holiday season for which our company is known, our team aims to bring joy and happiness to families throughout Westchester with our Santa’s Village,” said Dan Casterella, CEO American Christmas.“For years we have been providing Ronald McDonald House with a 25 foot giant Christmas tree to bring holiday cheer to the families staying at the House.We are thrilled to be fostering this relationship and to help Ronald McDonald House support families directly this holiday season.” In addition to the event on December 3rd, American Christmas is hosting a Night with Santa for all current and former families of the Ronald McDonald House. Families are invited to the Santa’s Village for family portraits, Santa visit and book reading and the opportunity to take home a Christmas tree complete with ornaments.

American Christmas has been a leader in the holiday decorating industry since 1968, and their work is on full display at some of the most famous Christmas sites in the US from the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens Angels, to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, to Saks Fifth Avenue. Locally, American Christmas opened its first retail store in 2021 to offer residents the opportunity to buy commercial and residential holiday decorations during any time of the year. American Christmas is located at 30 Warren Place, Mt Vernon, Tickets for the RMHGHV event on December 3rd from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. can be purchased online at www.rmh-ghv.org or www.universe.com

About Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RM HGHV) provides families with all the comforts of home and eases some of the emotional and financial burdens they experience when faced with their child’s illness. When children must travel long distances to access top medical care, accommodations for families can be expensive or not readily available. Located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center the House is just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since opening in 2011, RM HGHV has saved more than 2,000 families over $5,000,000 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal costs. As partners in enabling family-centered care RMHGHV strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times.

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