As we gather to enjoy the beautiful lights and spirit of the season, our thoughts are with the children who won’t be home for the holidays. Thousands of patients who are often miles – or even continents – away from home will be undergoing treatment and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Join us for activities that will help us spread cheer to them and their families this holiday season.

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Grand Illumination
The Grand Illumination will celebrate the start of the holiday season! Join us as thousands of lights twinkle along the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus on December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Here’s what you can do in preparation for the event:

  • Follow @TheSciotoMile on Instagram as we give away a prize package every day the week of November 28. Thank you to Justice for providing a very special gift!
  • Tune in to Good Day Columbus on Tuesday, November 29 at 9 AM as Nationwide Children’s patient champion, Emma, talks about the upcoming event.

Emma, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion

During the Grand Illumination Ceremony, stop by the Justice and Nationwide Children’s tent to pick up a special set of HoloSpex snowflake glasses and send a special get well message to our patients or make a donation to help support the hospital.

And, don’t forget to cheer on Emma as she helps Santa launch the Grand Illumination!

Snowflake HoloSpexs

Nationwide Children’s Illumination continues the spirt of the season! Visit Nationwide Children’s throughout December to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights surrounding the hospital.

Our Toy and Gift Drive will take place on December 3 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Stop by with the whole family to make a donation. Learn more at:

Visit Justice Stores now through January 8, 2017 to make a gift to benefit life-saving research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

About Justice

Justice, a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ-ASNA), is the largest tween lifestyle specialty retailer in the world. Known as the premier destination for fashion-aware tweens, Justice provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween girls, ages 7–14. Justice celebrates tween girls through an extraordinary experience of fashion and fun in an everything-for-her destination. Today, Justice operates over 950 stores throughout the United States and Canada, along with an international presence in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Middle East. Visit for store information and to shop online.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at