Our Events

[My daughter] told me it felt like walking on the Red Carpet, with everyone clapping. It made her cry, but happy tears....Thanks to all that were involved for making her (and all the other kids and moms) feel special...

Maryann R - Mother of party guest

Christmas in the City Party: Our signature event, an all-out extravaganza for families currently in shelters. 2020: CANCELED DUE TO COVID.

Over the years, we found that hosting a blow-out December holiday party just wasn’t enough for us. Today, we run other events for children and families experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need.

Monday Mania: Parents in need “shop” for free from over 25,000  gifts for kids, making the holiday season a happy and joyous one. 2020: CANCELED DUE TO COVID.

Halloween in the City: Trick-or-Treat comes to Boston’s inner city. 2020: CANCELED DUE TO COVID.

Thanksgiving in the City:  Putting a holiday meal on the table for hundreds of families in need.  2020: CANCELED DUE TO COVID.

Job Fair: Because everyone deserves the opportunity to find good work

Winter Wonderland: The day before the party, we open up our indoor amusement park for a fundraiser. 2020: CANCELED DUE TO COVID.

Christmas in the City NY: An offspring event, founded by offspring Chip Kennedy in 2018

Pure Gold

Anna's Taqueria Bank of America Blue Man Group Charles River Apparel Cushing Amusements Don Law Live Nation Ernst & Young Felger & Mazz 98.5 Sports Hub First Student Inc. Flatley Corporation Freeman Harpoon Brewery Iggy's Bread Lexington Toyota Liberty Construction Services Millenium Partners Optum Projection Presentation Technology Saint Gerard Majella Church Salon Pini Seaport Boston Hotel South Central Mass Choir The Catered Affair The Druker Company

True Blue

501st and Rebel Legion AIG American Plumbing and Heating Arthur Murray Dance Studio Ð Boston Beacon Financial Alliance Benjamin Sherman Butcher Family Foundation Boston Athletic Association Boston Children's Museum Boston Christmas Trees Boston Red Sox Boston Sunday Review with Mart Shaffer Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Boston Wholesale Flower Cambridge Runners Club Columbus Hospitality Group Cosplayers for a Cause CRB USA, Medford Devin Family Foundation Dirty Water Brass Band Discovery Museum F.B. Packing Flatbread Pizza Sommerville Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Teddy Bear Tea FreshMarket Global Partners L.P. Heartbreak Hill Running Hearts and Noses Hood Houghton Mifflin J. Polep Joseph Corcoran Journeyman Press, Newburyport Ken's Foods Kennedy Brothers PT Liberty Mutual Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science, Boston Native Brands New England Aquarium Nick Katsiroubas Foundation One Brick Boston Original Pizza of Boston Parts Per Million Band Paul W. Marks Company, Inc. Peterson Party Center Pets and People Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster Sid Wainer & Sons Stonyfield Farms Taylor Freezer Tempo Rhythm The Corner Bar The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation US Foods Wells Fargo Workday Year Up Zoo New England

Special Friends

Elizabeth Warren, US Senator Joe Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston Ray Flynn, Former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Mayor of Boston (in memoriam)

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All 2020 Live Events Canceled

Due to COVID-19, all live events for 2020 are canceled. However, we are STILL helping shelters celebrate the holidays. Although we will not be holding our traditional public events this year, we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping Boston area families in need.

We are working directly with a number of the shelters to make sure that families experiencing homelessness will still have a joyful holiday season. So we are still in need of financial donations, as well as wishlists and other items for the families and for the shelters we’re working with.

You’ll find information on how you can get involved here. This is a work in progress! Over the next month or so, we’ll be supplying more detail on our needs, drop off locations, etc. And financial donations are always welcome.

Learn more about how YOU can still help!