The snow glows white at the Fort Worth Club in December when the 12th floor transforms into a Christmas wonderland for Breakfast with St. NICUlas.
The event, hosted by the Texas Health Resources Foundation, benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Families are invited to enjoy breakfast, live performances, cookie decorating and other Christmas-themed activities.
And for the second year, a special guest will be coming all the way from Arendelle – Elsa, the heroine from Disney’s smash hit film Frozen.
“All of the guests really enjoyed Elsa and wanted her to come back this year,” said Ashley Cole, special events coordinator at the Texas Health Resources Foundation. “Last year, we decorated one of the rooms in a Frozen theme, where Elsa did storytime and sang songs with the children, which was a big hit.”
But of course, it won’t be Breakfast with St. NICUlas without St. Nicholas himself. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there, along with a live reindeer.
A new feature for this year’s event is an app that notifies guests when it’s their turn to meet Santa. That way, families can enjoy the other activities at Breakfast with St. NICUlas without spending much time in line. The newest feature on the app allows guests to check their Santa Line status from their phone.
Breakfast with St. NICUlas is currently in its ninth year. Since its start, the event has raised more than $350,000 for Texas Health Fort Worth’s NICU.
“It’s a great way for the community, especially children, to be involved in a fun philanthropic event,” Cole said. “It’s important to start giving back and doing good for others at early age.”
Breakfast with St. NICUlas takes place Dec. 10 at the Fort Worth Club. Ticket and sponsorship information can be found on the event’s website, texashealth.org/bwsn.