In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of all in the Lurie Children’s family, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Winter Wishes cocktail party, traditionally held at the Casino Club. Instead, we will be hosting a drive-in movie experience from December 3-6. Lurie Children's is continuing to work closely with the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health to follow their guidelines as they evolve. We hope you can join us!

Then, on January 27, 2021, corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to participate, with our partners from the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities, in a virtual career day for alumni of the Lurie Children’s Workforce Education programs.

10th Annual Winter Wishes

Announcing the

Winter Wishes Drive-in Movie Experience:
Cars and Stars at the Davis Theater

Hosted by the Founders’ Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The Davis Theater Drive-in
1684 N. Throop Street

Movie times
Thursday, December 3 - 6pm
Friday, December 4 - 7pm
Saturday, December 5 - 7pm
Sunday, December 6 - 6pm

The Founders’ Board is pleased to host the 10th anniversary of Winter Wishes, this year with a socially distanced drive-in movie event to kick off the holiday season. While this year’s event may look a bit different, the commitment to celebrating the lifesaving and compassionate healthcare provided by Lurie Children’s remains the same.

Gates open an hour before movie show time.

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The Founders’ Board will host four evenings of a drive-in movie experience to gather from the safety of your cars while enjoying a holiday movie with close friends and family. This family-friendly event provides participants with the ability to kick-off the season in a safe and fun way!

For more information, please contact Concy Richards at

Cars and Stars Safety 2020 Guidelines

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend tonight’s event

Please only send one person per car to pick up concessions

Attendees should wear a mask at all times when outside of their vehicle

Attendees should maintain social distance (of at least 6 ft.)


If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Winter Wishes, please contact Whitney Sutton at


Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Founders’ Board’s newest funding commitment: a $5 million gift to support the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities. The funds raised align directly with the Magoon Institute’s highest priorities: helping children thrive in the communities where they live, love, learn and play.

Additionally, sponsors of Winter Wishes will be invited to partner with the Magoon Institute team in hosting a virtual career day for alumni of the Lurie Children’s Workforce Education programs. These programs provide high school and college students with work-based experiences throughout the hospital and career guidance so that they can understand the requirements and rewards of being a healthcare professional. These mentorships from leaders in the Chicago corporate community will help out the City’s teens and youth on paths to productive, fulfilling careers.


Thank you to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for support of the 2020 Lurie Children’s Winter Wishes Drive-in Movie Experience.

Lead Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Friend Sponsor