Mangano Announces Holiday Celebration Calendar Of Events

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the dates of the annual Nassau County holiday events and celebrations.

“I invite residents and visitors to pause their busy schedules to enjoy Nassau’s wonderful holiday celebrations,” said County Executive Mangano. “As we approach this holiday season, I encourage all that are able to participate in the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive to bring a new unwrapped toy to one of the convenient locations around the county, and bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season.”

Nassau’s Holiday Celebration Calendar of Events:

Now – December 20th: Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive
Now – December 17th: Mail Your Letters to Santa
December 1st at 1:00 p.m.: Santa in the Park at Wantagh Park Community Clubhouse
December 1st at 7:00 p.m.: Holiday Spectacular at the Butler Building at Mitchel Athletic Complex
December 2nd at 12:00 p.m.: Gingerbread University at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 8th at 5:00 p.m.: “Candlelight Evenings” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 9th at 5:00 p.m.:
“Candlelight Evenings” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 10th at 6:00 p.m.: Menorah Lighting in Eisenhower Park with Rabbi Perl of Chabad of Mineola
December 11th at 6:00 p.m.:
Christmas Tree Lighting in Eisenhower Park
15th at 5:00 p.m.: “Candlelight Evenings” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 16th at 5:00 p.m.: “Candlelight Evenings” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 27th at 12:00 p.m.: Kwanza Celebration at Roosevelt Field Mall (Macy’s; southeast side of mall)

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations through December 20th:

East Meadow
Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building
100 Carman Avenue, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sherriff’s Department

One West Street, Main Lobby
1550 Franklin Avenue, Main Lobby of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
1490 Franklin, Nassau County Police Department, 2nd Floor Training wing
240 Old Country Road, Main Lobby
262 Old Country Road, Main Lobby of District Attorney’s Office
400 County Seat Drive, Nassau County Probation Department, Director’s Office
200 County Seat Drive, Main Lobby of Consumer Affairs

1194 Prospect Avenue, DPW/Fire Marshal, 2nd Floor Reception

40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office
16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic and Parking Violations Agency

60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Department of Social Services, outside cafeteria
106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Health Department, kitchen

Colorful red and green “Mail Your Letters to Santa” mailboxes will be accessible from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the administration buildings of the following parks:

  • Cantiague Park in Hicksville (571-7056)
  • Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills (571-8113)
  • Grant Park in Hewlett (571-7821)
  • Rev. Arthur Mackey, Sr. Park in Roosevelt (571-8692)
  • Wantagh Park in Wantagh (571-7460)
  • Eisenhower Park’s Special Activities Building at Parking Field No. 8, in East Meadow (572-0348)
  • Nassau Aquatic Center at Parking Field No. 1A, in East Meadow (572-0501)
  • Nassau County Parks Department’s Administration Building in Eisenhower Park, in East Meadow (572-0396); Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

All children who send letters to Santa will receive a reply in the form of a “Santa-Gram” from the North Pole, with Santa’s elves at the Parks Department pitching in to send cheery but noncommittal letters in response to children’s letters. To assure a reply, each letter must contain the child’s name and address, written legibly. There is no postage necessary for the Santa letters. The “Santa-Grams” will be sent before the holiday.

For more information about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit: