Christmas In The City Opening This Year With A Twist

Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City in 2015. (Twitter/Christmas in the City Boston)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Christmas is ten days away, but "Christmas in the City" is this weekend at the South Boston Convention Center.

On Sunday, thousands of homeless children and their mothers will enjoy the magic of the holidays at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, thanks to the organization.

They will be served lunch and get to enjoy holiday-themed amusements and rides. Then, volunteers will bring each child a present they asked for.

The event was started years ago by Jake Kennedy and his wife--but this year, Kennedy tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens, there's a twist.

"Saturday, for the first time ever, we open up our Winter Wonderland, which is a magical amusement park that we set up for the homeless children," he said. "But we're opening it up to the public on Saturday."

It will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an admission for the public, and Kennedy encourages families who come to bring a present for the homeless children who will be there on Sunday.

"We want the public to come in, enjoy the rides with their families, drop off a present for the homeless children, and really teach their children a great lesson about what it means to give at this time of year," Kennedy said.

Donations can be made on the organization's website at toys and checks can be dropped off at the Seaport Hotel Valet at any time through this Sunday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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