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December 12, 2017
“Greatness springs from here”

Laura Chassaigne and her sister run The Boston Day Book, a "curated guide to life in Boston." Come the holidays, Christmas in the City's certainly become a big part of life in this city - and "The Boston Day Book" recognizes it.   https://thebostondaybook.com/2017/12/12/greatness-springs-from-here-christmas-in-the-city/#mdWfWwbqUjBf9erP.97 continue »

The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen did a nice piece on CITC

Check out Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen's  column on CITC, "The Essence of Christmas".  Kevin quoted our very own Max Julien on her concerns about undocumented families, spoke with Jake about Saturday's Winter Wonderland fundraiser, and ended on this note: It’s also an opportunity, actually a gift, to remember that the family that celebrated the very... continue »

December 4, 2017
Salem family provides holiday cheer for kids in need

From the Union Leader BOSTON – While the Boston-based Christmas in the City will once again share the stage at its upcoming fundraiser with New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, organizers with the long-running nonprofit know the real star of the season. “Santa is the main attraction,” said Patricia “Sparky” Kennedy, a Salem resident... continue »

July 9, 2017
Nice piece on Christmas in July in the Boston Globe

In case you missed it, there was a nice piece by Kara Baskin  in The Boston Globe the other day on our upcoming Christmas in July event at the Seaport Hotel, which takes place on July 27th.  Here's a bit from Kara's article: This volunteer-run nonprofit supports and mentors homeless kids throughout Boston, and it provides... continue »

December 14, 2016
In need of a George Bailey moment

"The concept behind Christmas in the City is simple but profound: that every kid, even a homeless kid, especially a homeless kid, deserves to get at least one gift they really want for Christmas. When they started Christmas in the City 28 years ago, Jake Kennedy and his wife, Sparky, put together a party and... continue »

December 7, 2016
WBZ Cares: Christmas In The City Aims to Help Homeless Kids In Need

WBZ Cares is the station's public service initiative focused on local nonprofit entities, events, and causes. Each month WBZ NewsRadio 1030 selects an organization to profile. Fittingly, WBZ has chosen Christmas in the City for its December organization. Christmas in the City segments will run throughout the day each Wednesday in December, starting next Wednesday... continue »

November 18, 2016
An important message from Jake on our commitment to our guests

It was brought to my attention that a family slated to attend our Christmas in the City celebration has expressed fear and hesitancy to attend due to their minority status. Let me state, unequivocally, that we welcome all, and never have – and never will – judge a human being by their ethnicity, color, religious... continue »

September 7, 2016
Christmas in the City on WBZ

Last year, WBZ beautifully captured the spirit of the Christmas in the City Party. continue »