Each year, Christmas in the City celebrates the spirit of the season: kindness, goodwill and caring for our neighbors. Although “Christmas” is our first name, the “Christmas” in Christmas in the City doesn’t represent any one religion or background. To us, it stands for a time when neighbors come together in peace to help the downtrodden get back on their feet, to celebrate humanity in all its glorious diversity, and to understand that everybody deserves a day when they’re able to feel special – a day when, whatever their circumstances, people are treated with love, compassion, dignity and respect.
This year, for the first time, Christmas in the City is recognizing leaders who share these values by presenting its first Community Courageous Awards to:
- Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville
- Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
These leaders have continuously shown support for those in need, for the outsiders who may feel especially vulnerable these days, and for welcoming new members into our society.
Thank you Mayor Curtatone, Mayor Walsh, and Senator Warren, for being such good friends of Christmas in the City, and for all that you do to make our world a better place.