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    Ring in the holidays with Julian Edelman

    Julian Edelman at last year’s Christmas in the City benefit.
    Julian Edelman at last year’s Christmas in the City benefit.

    Have you ever longed to spend Christmas with the New England Patriots instead of with your own cranky family? Well, now you can — sort of. Visit the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center’s annual Christmas in the City Celebrity Holiday Tree & Wreath Auction on Dec. 7 for a chance to win a tree decorated by Julian Edelman.

    He’ll be at the party, too, just like last year (when he read from his kids’ book, “Flying High”). He’ll auction off his personalized tree, plus wreaths, signed copies of his books, and other holiday goodies. Naturally, there are snacks (and a cash bar).

    Bring an unwrapped toy to donate. Gifts benefit Christmas in the City, which provides presents to more than 13,000 kids living in shelters or transitional housing throughout the area. Learn more at www.christmasinthecity.org.

    The soiree starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, and those proceeds also benefit Christmas in the City. Get yours at https://citc2017.eventbrite.com.

    Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com