Holiday Celebrations at Boys Town New England Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 Page Image Page ContentBoys Town New England celebrates by involving the whole campus in events. Every year, they hold a tree lighting ceremony organized by staff members. The children help extensively decorate the interior and exterior of their family homes and then are able to invite their families, teachers, mentors, caseworkers and other important people in their lives to come tour. The youth take great pride in showing off their homes to their guests and the event is very important to them. Throughout the duration of the event, staff and the youth sing Christmas carols while they wait for Santa to come light the tree. This year, Boys Town New England had a local choir come and sing carols with the guests throughout the entire event. The lighting ceremony ends with a countdown and the lighting of the large tree in the center of campus.Another event held by Boys Town New England is their yearly toy drive. This toy drive encourages employees and members of the community to donate toys in hopes of providing enough for every youth. This year, over 200 presents were donated.