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Holiday Happenings: Jingle Mingle, Virtual Holiday Sweater Contest and Holiday eCards

Important Note

We will make every effort to hold this event. Depending on weather, we may have to alter the evening's planned activities and that may include the cancellation of fireworks. If we have severe weather that day, please check your work email or click here for updates. 


Let's jingle all the way through December with some of our fun, annual events:

Jingle Mingle:

Employees working at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, the 901 building, Dodson Specialty Clinics, ROB and 750 office building are invited to join us for the Jingle Mingle on Friday, Dec. 9 under the tent on Pruitt Plaza (the walkway between the 7th Ave. garage and the Medical Center).

This year’s holiday celebration for our employees is a come and go event that includes delicious food, holiday music and mingling with colleagues. Your ticket to enter is your employee badge. See “helpful things to know before you go."


6:30 to 10 a.m. Breakfast

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch/mingle munchies, holiday beverages & desserts

*Please note the tent will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m. to reset for lunch

 Helpful Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Jingle Mingle is a special holiday event to thank our employees. Please wear your ID badge for entrance to the event.
  • To keep everyone safe and healthy, the event is mask friendly. You’re encouraged to wear a mask while in line but it’s not mandatory. Volunteers will have hand sanitizer for you before you enter the buffet line.
  • This is also a come and go event. You’re welcome to eat in Camelot Court.
  • There will be two entrances to the tent (by the Pruitt Plaza Medical Center entrance) and 4 buffet lines inside the tent. Exit is at the rear of the tent to help with traffic flow.
  • We expect the holiday event to be busy and you may encounter a line at peak times. This typically moves pretty quickly. The least busy times are usually 9-10 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
  • Food containers will be provided; please do not bring personal to-go containers.
  • Please be mindful of catering staff squeezing into the buffet line to keep food items stocked. If a food item runs out, you are welcome to check back later to see if it’s restocked.

Jingle Mingle: Other Cook Children's Locations

You’re invited to plan your holiday festivities in December for your team. We have a special inter-department transfer to assist with the cost of food and beverages. Click here for more details on how to use the IDT. To access the holiday IDT form to submit, please click “Holiday IDT Form” under “Downloads” that you will find on the top right of this page.

holiday sweaterVirtual Holiday Sweater Contest

Wear your festive (patient/work appropriate) holiday attire and enter the holiday sweater contest Dec. 9-12 (your entry and photo are due by 11 :50 p.m. on Monday, Dec 12 ). For contest details and an entry form, access the “Virtual Holiday Sweater Contest” that you will find under “Downloads” on your top right of this page.

You have three categories to compete in:

  • Most Original Individual 
  • Funniest Individual
  • Best Group Theme

Holiday eCards

Send out holiday greetings to your colleagues with Cook Children’s eCards! Starting December 16, look for all new Hanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa cards on the CookNet eCard web page (you must be on the Network). 

We wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season!

 Please contact Amy Smith at amy.smith@cookchildrens.org with any questions about the event at the Fort Worth campus Jingle Mingle.