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Citi Field to host Winter Fest Saturday, Dec. 13th

FLUSHING, N.Y. – (December 5, 2014) – The New York Mets and Metropolitan Hospitality, the world-class event and hospitality company for Citi Field, will host the first Winter Fest at Citi Field on Saturday, December 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities including winter arts and crafts, mascot appearances and more.

Family-friendly activities at the event will include a meet and greet with Santa, cookie decorating, fan photo opportunities and holiday caroling. There will also be festive food and beverages for sale, including a specialty eggnog and winter beer.

Concurrently, Metropolitan Hospitality will host an inaugural “Holiday Ball” charity initiative. An array of New York favorites will impart their artistic talents by putting their creative imprint on an official Major League Baseball. The decorated and autographed baseballs will be on display during Winter Fest and raffled  off, with some of the  proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots is a program that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

“We are looking forward to hosting our first Winter Fest at Citi Field,” said Heather Collamore, Vice President of Metropolitan Hospitality. “The Holiday Ball is an exciting component of our event and we are honored to be working with influential members of the community to benefit a great cause.”

Tickets for Winter Fest are $10 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased online at Mets.com/WinterFest. Free parking is available in Lot G for ticket-holders.

About Metropolitan Hospitality

Metropolitan Hospitality, Citi Field’s non-game day event company, has hosted more than 1,000 events since the ballpark opened in 2009, offering superb cuisine, five-star service and state-of-the-art event space for every occasion. With more than 200,000 square feet of specialty event space and nearly two dozen distinctive event spaces, Citi Field serves as an ideal space for concerts, corporate meetings, holiday parties, weddings, trade shows, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and a variety of other events year-round.

For additional information, call (718) 507-3663 or visit www.metropolitanhospitality.com.

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