17th 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 7th!  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. 

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 more than 400 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!  The silent auction closes at 8:15pm this year, so get your bids in early! 

New this year!  You will love our new mobile bidding system!  As soon as you check in, you'll get a text with your unique bidder link.  Click to get started bidding right away!  You can bid from anywhere in the room, and get notified when you're outbid so you're sure not to miss out on your favorite item.  Mobile bidding is super simple, but click here for a quick overview so you'll know what to expect. 

If you really want to splurge, our Live Auction provides an exciting opportunity to do so, with 14 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 for a Selfie with Santa! Photos will be available for viewing and download on our Facebook page a week after the event.

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

6:00    Doors Open
8:15    Silent Auction Closes
8:20    Take your seat and get ready for an exciting performance and Live Auction
9:30    Dancing with the World Premier Band
12:00  Good night

We'll see you Saturday!