Holiday in the Park

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Join us for family fun at our Annual Holiday in the Park!

If you are interested in volunteering for this special event, click here to be taken to the Volunteer section.

  Holiday in the Park

Please join us for the Annual Holiday in the Park event hosted by the Nassau Bay Special Events Committee and the City of Nassau Bay.

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Howard Ward Park, 18300 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, TX

It’s that time of year again to jingle and mingle at the Annual Holiday in the Park event hosted by the Nassau Bay Special Events Committee and the City of Nassau Bay. Get into the holiday spirit as snow descends on Howard Ward Park and becomes a winter wonderland. After frolicking in the snow, warm up with some hot cocoa graciously provided by CANBE.

The Special Events Committee is excited to announce that Santa has made arrangements in his busy schedule to make an appearance and visit with all the good boys and girls in Nassau Bay – so bring your camera for a few Santa selfies! Join us for holiday cheer and singing loud for all to hear on Saturday, December 11th, 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Festive attire is encouraged!

  Nassau Bay's Virtual Angel Tree

Making spirits BRIGHT! As a partner with Communities In Schools - Bay Area, and a sponsor of Space Center Intermediate, Nassau Bay is proud to continue the annual Communities in Schools Gifting Angel Tree. This year, Special Events Committee Chairman Stacey Amdur will make spirits bright with a virtual gifting tree: Click Here to View the Virtual Angel Gifting Tree.

This year, students will be receiving a "stocking" of goodies for the holidays. Each stocking will be packaged in a large gift bag, one per student, and delivered to the student before the holiday break. Thank you for helping to make this a special treat for the students!

   Christmas Boat Lane Parade

After Holiday in the Park, you can watch or participate in the 60th Annual Clear Lake CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE!

Christmas Boat Lane Parade 2021 final-01Ring in the holidays with the 60th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake.

The parade features more than 60 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. 

Public Viewing Areas:

  • Kemah Boardwalk
  • Both Sides of Kemah/Seabrook Channel
  • Nassau Bay Lagoon
  • South Shore Harbour Marina
  • Clear Lake Shores
  • Davis Road Canal/Constellation Pointe

Fireworks will be launched from the Nassau Bay Peninsula at 6:00pm to signal the start of the parade. 

Visit the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce page for more information on entering your boat in the parade. 

   USMC Toys for Tots

The United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Galveston, Texas has provided care for local kids for more than 70 years, all while functioning as a top-rated charity with 97% of monetary donations received going toward toys for the kids! 

We are reaching out to the citizens of Nassau Bay, asking you to consider making donations to Toys for Tots this season. During Holiday in the Park on Saturday, December 11, a donation box for toys will be made available. Cash or checks (please make checks payable to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation) will also be accepted. This is a great opportunity for families and children to experience the joy of giving to others! 

Many thanks to the Nassau Bay Police Department, Public Works, City Hall, the Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Nassau Bay Garden Club for their continued support. We also appreciate the Nassau Bay businesses who have placed donation boxes, including A Suite Break (18026 Nassau Bay Dr.), CVS, Pomodoro’s, Erma’s Nutrition Center, and others. 

Nassau Bay offers a true sense of community with neighbors who look out for one another and are often more like our extended family. Toys for Tots donations of any size are greatly appreciated! Please make checks payable to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and contact our local volunteer below for pickup. 

Contact: USMC Toys for Tots, Civilian Committee Member, Diana Clark at (281) 507-3387.

   Volunteer at Holiday in the Park

Enjoy a wonderful community snowy holiday party with us in Howard Ward Park on Saturday, December 11th. Volunteers are also needed! Please help us put on the best Holiday in the Park ever! Sign up to volunteer here (online link).

We need help with the following tasks:

  • Snow Slide Helper – Help smaller children up the stairs with their sled, and onto the slide
  • Train Helper – Working the line and help load up the train
  • Ornament Craft Table
  • Santa Supply Table – Help kids put together goodie bags for nursing home resident
  • Santa's Helpers
  • Photo-Op – Offer to take pictures for families at the photo-op spot
  • Volunteer Table – Check volunteers in and out and send them to their spots
  • Popcorn – Pop and bag popcorn
  • Carousel Line
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Donate a New, Unwrapped Toy – Bring to the event and put in Toys for Tots bin
  • Letters to Santa

This is an outdoor event - with snow! Please dress appropriately for the weather, and if you are working in the snowy areas you'll need to wear gloves and the right footwear.

The event itself is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  The volunteer times range in length from 1.0 to 4 hours. 

Sign up to volunteer here (online link).

The party proper for the residents and friends of Nassau Bay is 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This is a fun and very casual event, come prepared to have a great time and get into the holiday spirit. Festive wear is always encouraged - you can get your holiday photo done this day! Thank you for volunteering and we look forward to sharing this event with you!

 We hope you can help us make Holiday in the Park a magical afternoon in the snow!