16th Annual Celebration for Kids Guest Information


We're looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you and raising over $1 million for kids on December 1st!  Read on for everything you'll need to know to be ready to enjoy an incredible evening of food, fun, and philanthropy.

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.   You'll find the fun in Commonwealth Hall, the gigantic space on street level!  Parking is available in the Seaport Garage or by valet at the hotel.  If you'd like to stay overnight, call 877.SEAPORT and mention Rodman Celebration for Kids to get a special rate of $159/night, based on availability.  Valet and garage parking are available at the Seaport Hotel.  *Please note our room block is currently sold out.

Doors open at 6pm.  Come early to enjoy all of the chef tastings and get a first look at our colossal silent auction!

Festive Cocktail Attire is called for.  Celebration for Kids is a perfect night to get decked out in your holiday best, but anything goes! 

Every guest must check in upon arrival. Go ahead and check your coat, then jump in line to check in and receive your bid card, which will serve as your admission ticket.  The line moves quickly and you’ll be through the door in no time.

Welcome to foodie heaven!  Enjoy delicious tastings prepared by Boston’s best chefs as you dine at 70 restaurants in one night.  Check out the list of restaurants that will be cooking for you!

The Silent Auction is the perfect place to do some holiday shopping and support at-risk kids all at once!  With over 500 items, you're sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list.  From toys, to gift cards, to sports memorabilia…our auction has it all!  If you really want to splurge, our Live Auction provides an exciting opportunity to do so, with 16 incredible items!  
100% of all auction proceeds will help kids in our community have a brighter holiday season and provide access to vital year-round support and programming that will help them realize their full potential.

On your way in, stop at the red carpet to have your photo taken!  Photos will be available for viewing and download on our Facebook page a week after the event.

Try your luck at our 50/50 raffle!  Purchase one ticket for $20, 3 for $50, or increase your odds of winning big with 10 chances for $100!  Make sure you're by the stage during the Live Auction to see if you've won!   

We won't spoil all the surprises, but you're sure to be delighted by endless entertainment, highlighted by Blue Man Group and the World Premier Band

6:00    Doors Open
8:00    Take your seat and get ready for an exciting performance and Live Auction
10:00  Get those last bids in before the Silent Auction closes
11:00  Check-out opens
12:00  Good night

We'll see you on December 1st!