Jingle Tree Celebration Returns to HMNS at Sugar Land Beautiful Trees Benefitting Science Education Up for Auction

Leena Taneja, Director of Business Development and Hospital Operations; Kavita Self, Senior Director, HMNS Sugar Land and the George Observatory; Stacy Borgfeldt, Jingle Tree Co-chair; Chris Siebenaler, Regional Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer; Pam Gray, Jingle Tree Co-chair and Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing and Communications Manager. Photo by Kelley Sweet Photography.

Cue the music: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, as one of Fort Bend’s most beloved events—Jingle Tree—returns to Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) at Sugar Land. During the week-long event, attendees will stroll through the museum’s halls and admire several beautifully adorned trees and holiday décor that have been sponsored and decorated by local designers, museum supporters, and artistic visionaries, and are up for bid during an online silent auction. This year, the event takes place November 11th – 17th, and the Honorary Co-Chairs are long-time museum supporters and Fort Bend residents, Stacy Borgfeldt and Pam Gray.

HMNS at Sugar Land is proud to announce that the presenting sponsor for Jingle Tree is once again Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “We’re looking forward to remaining in partnership with our friends at HMNS at Sugar Land for another festive Jingle Tree celebration,” said Chris Siebenaler, Regional Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “The museum is an incredible site for discovery and curiosity, especially among our youth, and I have no doubt that the lessons learned at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land have inspired students to pursue careers in health and medicine, and other science endeavors. And with our support, they will continue to do so in the future.”

“As a museum, we aim to inspire each of our visitors with everything we do,” said Kavita Self, Senior Director, HMNS at Sugar Land and the George Observatory. “With the help of our community, we hope that a visit to HMNS Sugar Land sparks wonder and a lifelong appreciation of the natural world by way of our exhibitions, educational programming, and special events, like Jingle Tree.”

This year’s schedule of events includes:

Tree Lighting: Friday, November 11th, 10 am

Join local officials, community leaders and museum volunteers at this VIP media event to kick off Jingle Tree festivities.  The trees “come to light” and you get a closer look at holiday décor showcased throughout the museum. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as bidding begins for Jingle Tree auction.

VIP Experiences:

Monday – Wednesday, November 14th -15th

Get in the holiday spirit by viewing the holiday décor at the museum in a special private shopping experience. Enjoy light bites and beverages while you visit – a perfect time to spend with friends!

The Festive Finale: Thursday, November 17th

Jingle Tree’s premier event, the evening begins with honorary tributes to our presenting sponsor and chairs, and highlights the generous sponsors and donors supporting Jingle Tree. The evening’s festivities include an auction with exclusive museum experiences, and final bidding on the beautiful designer trees and holiday décor. Don’t miss the count-down to the auction closing bell.

For more information, email jingletree@hmns.org or call 281-313-2277.