Holiday lights twinkle and ornaments adorn homes and businesses inside and out this time of year. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is no different. For the ninth year, Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting founder Dan Cuñado and his wife Martha donated lighting and decorations to the hospital for patients and their families to admire.
“This annual event is very meaningful to our family,” says Cuñado. “It’s an opportunity to give back to an amazing organization where everyone is committed to the well-being of children. We’re honored to be a part of that.”
The Cuñado family flipped the switch on the holiday lights at the CHLA holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 3. Broadway stars, Hollywood celebrities and Santa Claus himself were there to countdown to the lighting of a 35-foot holiday tree. Blitzen, a miniature pony, and falling snowflakes also helped make the night magical for all of the children and guests.
CHLA’s holiday light event was created in 2005 after the Cuñado’s son experienced a health scare requiring medical attention at the children’s hospital. “We received such phenomenal care and support when our son was in the hospital. The lights and decorations are our way of recognizing Children’s Hospital LA for the positive impact it has on patients’ lives,” Cuñado explains.
Since 1984, Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting has been producing lighting for the architectural and landscape industries. The company designs, manufactures and supplies a diverse line of lighting fixtures, transformers, HID ballasts and accessories ideal for residential, commercial, public area, resort and institutional applications. All of Vista’s products are American-made at the company’s headquarters in Simi Valley, Calif. Vista also custom-builds and ships each light fixture in less than 24 hours from the receipt of the distributor’s order, providing superior personalized service, quality and reliability without compromising design.