The live auction at the event will include one-of-a-kind Christmas wreaths decorated by local sports legends. The evening will feature additional silent and live auction items, raffles, tasty nibbles and a cash bar provided by the event sponsor, the Seaport Hotel.
Guests are asked to please bring one, new unwrapped toy to donate as well; the event serves as the toy drive kick-off and proceeds raised will go to Christmas in the City to purchase additional toys and other bits of holiday magic to assist children in need.
Christmas in the City (http://www.christmasinthecity.org
), a 100% volunteer organization, will hold its 31st Annual Holiday Party in December and is expecting to serve more children this year ever before and they need more support to meet the need. They will serve 5,000 children living in shelters or transitional housing at their Winter Wonderland celebration. 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 starting Monday, November 25; those donating can drop toys directly at the valet parking station, or leave their car with the valet while unloading gifts in the hotel lobby donation site.