2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the annual Christine’s Christmas concert presented by Macy’s, an annual holiday concert held in memory of OSU student Christine Wilson, on Dec. 8, 2018 at the Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in the Riffe Center. The 2018 concert will raise money to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This year the event is on track to reach the $1 million mark in total fundraising since it began in 2004. In 2017 alone, Christine’s Christmas raised more than $100,000 for Make-A-Wish to grant life-changing wishes for children.
Featured at this year’s concert is music from Delaware wish kid Isaiah, age 16 battling leukemia, who wishes to be a music producer. His wish was granted by Christine’s Christmas in October, when he was surprised with his very own music producing studio in his home, complete with a computer and state-of-the-art music equipment.
Columbus native and Broadway performer Jessica Grové, local pianist Mark King, plus local vocalists, an orchestra and youth choir will also share their talents as part of the 2018 Christine’s Christmas concert.