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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


Our next event to raise money for Christmas in the City is December 16th - our NEW Winter Wonderland event, an indoor amusement park with 20 great rides! Get your tickets today!


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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Last Saturday, before the snow started for real, I hit a Bank of America ATM. Then I got in my Zipcar and zipped out to Boston Christmas Trees in Allston to pick out a tree.  Tree in hand - or rather on top of car - I zipped home and decorated it.  Lots of fun, but...continue »