Community Press Release
Patriot Place is kicking off the holiday season on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with its 10th annual Holiday Giving Tree lighting celebration featuring a special pyrotechnic reveal by Atlas Fireworks, live holiday musical performances and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Patriots Cheerleaders and Junior Cheerleaders, Slyde, the Revolution Battalion, Elite Dance and live holiday musical performances by the Renee Whalen Group. The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. with Santa arriving just before 6:30 p.m.
Loren Ray, co-host of 103.3 AMP Radio’s “The TJ Show,” will again host the Tree Lighting.
The Giving Tree benefits Patriot Place’s charitable partner, Cradles to Crayons, and features ornaments containing a special holiday request for a child in need. Visitors take an ornament and purchase the assigned gift throughout the holiday season, fulfilling a child’s wish. Gifts can be dropped off throughout the holiday season to the Patriot Place Management Office, located between Skipjack’s and Bar Louie, or at any participating Patriot Place retailer.
Then, beginning on Nov. 21 and running through Feb. 28, 2018, the following Patriot Place retailers will be accepting new or gently used coats and hats/gloves sets to donate to Cradles to Crayons:
- 5 Wits
- A.C. Moore
- Alex and Ani
- Bar Louie
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Bass Pro Shops
- Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center
- Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
- CBS Sporting Club
- Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon
- Olympia Sports
- Patriot Place Management Office
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ | Howl at the Moon | Topgolf Swing Suites
- Victoria’s Secret
These donations will be given to children in need from infancy to age 12.
Elsewhere around Patriot Place, Winter Skate at Patriot Place, located outside of CBS Sporting Club, will be offering free admission with coat or hat or glove set donations to Cradles to Crayons from 4-9 p.m.
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing to children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life—free of charge. These basics include clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. In other words, we provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements, and ready to learn. And by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, we make children feel valued. We partner with social-service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources – new or used items in good condition – with communities that desperately need access to those resources. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested.