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Each year, Christmas in the City brings holiday magic to thousands of Boston-area kids and their families – kids and families who’ve been experiencing the uncertainty of homelessness and the stress of poverty. Our annual party for those living in homeless shelters is a spectacular, go-all-out holiday event that many kids tell us is the best day of their lives. We also “play Santa” to thousands of other children who live in poverty, and provide assistance throughout the year to help families successfully transition from homelessness to independent living.
  • Making kids smile since 1989
  • 100% volunteer-run non-profit
  • Annual holiday party for thousands of homeless kids
  • Holiday gifts for thousands more
  • Helping kids and their families throughout the year


Throughout the year, CITC and its supporters hold fund-raising events to raise money and collect toys. If you or your organization would like to run an event in support of CITC, please contact


WBZ NewsRadio 1030 & WBZ Cares is profiling Christmas in the City for the month of December! Want to do a news story or write-up on one of our programs? Call 617.651.CITC (2482).

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Winter Wonderland: have some holiday fun AND raise $$$ for CITC

Looking for something fun to do with the kids or grandkids on December 15th? How about bringing them into Boston for Winter Wonderland, an indoor amusement park fundraiser where all proceeds go to supporting Christmas in the City. Indoor amusement park – 20 great rides Saturday, December 15th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boston Convention...continue »