The “Mail Your Letters to Santa” program decades ago will begin in Nassau on Monday. This means children can send their wishlists to Centnick via the County Park mailbox network.
Officials said red and green mailboxes will be available in seven parks. Children who write “a glass of jelly-like belly” on the Christmas season icon will receive a letter called “Santagram.” County officials promised that Santagram would be as cheerful as a white-bearded tycoon, but warned that his reaction would be “uncommitted.”
Children who can’t drop their wishlist into their mailbox can send an email instead.
In a statement, Nassau County administration Laura Callan said, “We were able to provide a normal feeling and holiday cheers to Nassau’s little children who may have struggled to adapt to the many changes and challenges of last year. I’m happy. “
The mailbox is accessible daily from 10 am to 4 pm. These are located prominently in the lobby, or just outside the administration building at: Cantiague Park on West John Street in Hicksville. Christopher Morley Park on Searingtown Road in North Hills, Roslyn. Grant Park near Hewlett Broadway and Sheridan Street. Roosevelt’s Lake View Drive and McKee Park near Washington Avenue. The Aquatic Center at Wantagh Park on Merrick Road in Wantagh and Eisenhower Park on Merrick Avenue in East Meadow.
The mailbox at Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Round Swamp Road will be available from Wednesday to Sunday, officials said.
The program dates back about 30 years and was attended by 200 to 300 children, officials said. Authorities expect more participation this year as children are able to email their list for the first time.
Wishlists can be emailed to santaclaus @ nassaucountyny.gov.
Participants must include their name and full mailing address in all letters and emails. Letters can also be dropped into the Nassau Parks Bureau Administration Building at Eisenhower Park from 9 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov / parks.