SCITUATE -- Sometimes Santa Claus needs help in making Christmas magical. Enter Jake and Sparky Kennedy.
The Scituate couple have been making the dreams of homeless and disadvantaged children come true for 25 years through an elaborate and exclusive party they call Christmas in the City.
The Kennedys work with social service groups and volunteers to find kids they can whisk away from their homes for a special evening filled with dinner, gifts, carnival rides, sleigh rides and, of course, Santa Claus.
Christmas in the City has grown every year. About 4,000 children and 2,000 adults were accommodated last year, Sparky Kennedy said.