“In the News” - Christmas in the Kitchen, 2012

Posted: Dec 02, 2013

Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen Dec. 12, 2013 ~ Benefiting Indiana Children's Wish Fund

Full Article: GottaGo Blog - Elizabeth J. Musgrave. Lifestyle Adviser-Indy Style on WISH TV 8 (CBS)

Last year (2012) I was invited to attend Hyatt Regency's Downtown annual event called Christmas in the Kitchen

What? Yes, in the kitchen. At the Hyatt downtown.

Since I love experiencing something new, I went.


It was too much fun just strolling about in an evening dress sampling numerous wines, entrees, desserts, cocktails, and bumping into people I knew and didn't. A glass of wine here, lamb chops there, and something gooey and chocolate to nibble while chatting with the chefs and other attendees. The carols being played kept the spirit of the holidays in the air, along with goodwill by everyone there for a great cause.

I will return this year, and hope anyone considering giving to a great cause, will join me at this annual event to benefit Indiana's children.

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. 12 in Hyatt Regency’s main kitchen and ballroom 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 John Pivar and his culinary team, will be prepared right in front of the guests in the Hyatt kitchen.

A holiday raffle will also be held to raise money for Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Festive live holiday music will be provided throughout the evening. Festive holiday gingerbread houses (made with love by Wish children) will be on display in the Hyatt kitchen and will be auctioned off to raise money for special Christmas wishes.

Individual tickets are $125 (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 Disney, shopping sprees, meeting celebrities, family vacations and home computers. To date, the organization has granted over 3,000 wishes to Indiana children.

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

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style, WISH8 (CBS). Gotta Go is published on,, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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