UNICEF Snowflake Lightings

November 17, 2008

UNICEF Snowflake

The holiday season is just upon us, and what better way to kick it off than by honoring the children of the world.

Shining in the heart of New York City and Beverly Hills, the UNICEF Snowflake is a special symbol for the world's most vulnerable children. The iconic snowflakes"at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City and on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills"hang during the holiday season as a reminder of UNICEF's commitment to doing whatever it takes to save a child.

Snowflake NYC

Each year, UNICEF hosts the special lighting ceremonies for both Snowflakes to mark the beginning of the holiday giving season and to symbolically shine a light on the children around the world who need our help.

This year the UNICEF Snowflake in New York City will be lit on the eve of Universal Children's Day, Wednesday, November 19. The evening's events will be hosted by U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern and musical super-star Rihanna, with a special performance by Broadway Kids Care and a visit by Sesame Street character Kami, friend of UNICEF. The night's event will also include a surprise musical guest! (Hint: He is currently featured in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's new media campaign: I Believe in Zero.

The lighting ceremony on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, highlights the City of Beverly Hills' Light the Night annual holiday event. UNICEF Ambassador and lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte, Joel Madden, will be joined by Nicole Richie to flip the switch