Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has announced that the children of Nassau County will once again be able to send their holiday lists directly to Old St. Nick at the North Pole via a special network of Santa’s Mailboxes at Nassau County Parks from November 30, 2020 to December 18, 2020.
“Happy to be able to provide a sense of normalcy and some holiday cheer for Nassau’s little ones who may have struggled to adapt to the many changes and challenges of this past year,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “Continuing to enhance our parks and expand their fun and unique seasonal programs is key to making Nassau a better place for people to live, work and play. Encouraging families to take advantage of this safe and magical annual activity.”
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.
Colorful red and green mailboxes will be accessible from 10am to 4pm daily. They will be placed in a prominent location in the lobbies or just outside of the administration buildings of the following parks:
- Cantiague Park, West John Street, Hicksville
- Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn – North Hills
- Grant Park, Broadway & Sheridan Ave., Hewlett
- Mackey Park, Lakeview Drive & Washington Ave, Roosevelt
- Wantagh Park, Merrick Road, Wantagh
- Eisenhower Park’s Aquatic Center, Merrick Avenue, East Meadow
- Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage (Wednesday-Sunday)
Residents can also email Santa at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents should be sure to include their name and full mailing address on all letters and emails.
The letters can also be dropped off at the Parks Department’s Administration Building in Eisenhower Park, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:45pm. For more information, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.