BOSTON (CBS) – About 4,000 homeless children and their parents received quite a Christmas celebration Sunday at the Boston Convention Center on Sunday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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Kids are bussed in from all around the greater Boston area to take part in the all-volunteer event.

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The 24rd annual Christmas in the City event transformed the building into a winter wonderland, featuring music, food, games, rides, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Founder Jake Kennedy says the smiles on the kids’ faces makes is why he organizes the event year after year.

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“To see the hard-working mothers and fathers and to see the kids having the time of their lives, it’s worth it so much,” he said.