The Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center’s 6th annual Christmas in the City Celebrity Holiday Tree & Wreath Auction will take place on Thursday, December 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with longtime Christmas in the City supporter and New England Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman, who will do the first public reading of his highly anticipated new children’s book, Flying High 2, exclusively for attendees. Flying High 2 is the story of a passionate squirrel and his teammates as they embark on the journey of a lifetime competing in the Super Bowl, and the importance of their mantra, “You Gotta Believe”.
Edelman will also take part in a live auction, with items including a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree decorated by the wide receiver, as well as specially decorated wreaths and a select number of signed copies of his book.
The evening will feature additional silent and live auctions, raffles, tasty nibbles, and a cash bar provided by the event sponsor, the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. Guests are asked to please bring one, new unwrapped toy to donate as well, as the event serves as the toy drive kick-off and 100-perecent of the money raised goes to Christmas in the City to purchase additional toys and other bits of holiday magic to assist children in need.
Christmas in the City, a 100-percent volunteer organization, will hold its 29th Annual Holiday Party in December and is expecting to serve thousands more children this year – so they need more support than ever to meet the need. Five-thousand children living in shelters or transitional housing will attend the celebration with their parent or guardian. The following day, Christmas in the City will give out toys and clothing, serving 13,000 more children whose families have fallen on hard times and otherwise might find nothing under the tree.
The Seaport Hotel will once again serve as a drop-off location for toys; those donating can drop toys directly at the valet parking station or in the hotel lobby beginning on Monday, November 27.