Christmas in the City New York

This is an offspring event, founded by offspring Chip Kennedy in 2018.

Bringing the party spirit to our neighbors in New York

New York City represents excitement, opportunity, and home for millions of people. But for many families experiencing homelessness, this New York spirit is out of reach. Working with a small team of CITC veterans and a partner organization, Knock Knock Give a Sock, CITC New York was launched in 2018 to bring in our community from around the Big Apple and throw the best possible party for our neighbors in New York!

Carnival in the Big Apple

In the spirit of CITC and with the awesome support of Knock Knock Give a Sock, we started an annual tradition: the NYC Christmas Carnival. Every December, we throw a party for 300 children and their families living in homeless shelters across New York City. These families are treated to a day of:

  • Live entertainment, music, and a magic show
  • Photos with Santa
  • Carnival games and rides
  • A hot lunch and snacks

Why New York?

There are more families experiencing homelessness in New York City than any other place in the county. And we think that everyone deserves a day that’s all about being welcomed and cherished, joyful, and worry-free. The Christmas Carnival is a chance for hundreds of NYC families, children, and volunteers to come together as neighbors, celebrate the holiday season, and enjoy the day.

Want more info?

You can reach Chip Kennedy at

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Christmas in the City is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to CITC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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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!