'Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams' returns at Beaumont Royal Oak

Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 29, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is bringing back its "Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams" event for the third straight year.

The event has become more and more popular every year as dozens gathered outside the hospital each night to shine flashlights from outside up to pediatric patients while the kids shined flashlights from inside.

It runs every night from Dec. 1 through Dec. 25 at 8 p.m.

"As the parent of a child who has been in the hospital during the holidays, our family recognizes the importance of Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams,” said Wendy Lemon of Royal Oak. “My family knows how alone you can feel being admitted to the hospital during these times. And that’s why when we are not in the hospital, we love shining hope through our flashlights from the other side of the glass.”

You can register online in advance for the event, which will help keep a comfortable amount of people and traffic each night. Register here.

Participants will gather on the sidewalk near the Medical Office Building and across from the East entrance, and parking will be available in the two lots across from the north parking deck.