Holiday in the Park

2020 Santa in the Park

Nassau Bay's Special Event Committee is bringing the holiday season to you! Due to social distancing requirements, the City's normally scheduled Holiday in the Park event is canceled — but no worries, there are still some jolly events in store!

  Santa in the Park

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 1:00pm 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 with Santa! Join us for this COVID SMART event hosted by the Nassau Bay Special Events Committee and the City of Nassau Bay. 

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! 

Residents will be asked to register in advance for this socially distanced visit with Santa. 

Please visit this website to sign up:

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Please arrive on time, not early, for your photo in order to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Each family will be spaced 6 feet apart while in line. Please wear a mask while in line. Thank you for helping to keep Santa's elves safe and healthy!

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Amdur at

  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. As City Hall remains closed to the public, this year we were unable to place the Angel Tree in the City Hall lobby. This year, Special Events Committee Chairman Stacey Amdur continues 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 December 18th. Items should be delivered to 17 Leeward, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 no later than December 8th, so that they can be grouped and delivered to the school by December 11th. You can drop off gifts or mail them directly from an online store. If sending from a store, please address the package to Communities in Schools. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey at or 713-261-9151. 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 59th Annual Clear Lake CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE!

Christmas Boat Lane Parade 2020Ring in the holidays with the 59th 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. Stay COVID-19 smart! Please enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your vehicle!  

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

   USMC Toys for Tots

Due to the COVID pandemic, the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit, Galveston, TX, Toys for Tots drive has been impacted for toy and cash donations. All toys collected in Nassau Bay are redistributed to needy children throughout our area, extending into Galveston and Bay Area counties. The USMC Toys for Tots organization has assisted local kids for more than 30 years, ensuring that thousands of needy children will continue to have gifts to open on Christmas morning. In 2019, 19,586 toys were distributed to 9,149 children. 

Please consider sharing some love this season by making a toy donation to USMC Toys for Tots. You can drop off new, unwrapped toys to the following local businesses.

  • CVS, 1610 NASA Parkway
  • Texas Citizens Bank, 1800 NASA Parkway
  • Erma’s Nutrition Center, 2332 East NASA Parkway
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, 18300 Houston Methodist Drive
  • A Suite Break, 18026 Nassau Bay Drive
  • Resident Volunteer Diana Clark, 1415 Antigua Ln

There are hundreds of needy kids in our immediate area, ranging in age from newborns to 17-year-olds. While most of us tend to think about babies and toddlers when thoughtfully purchasing gifts, teenagers are the most often overlooked age group during this season. 

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 appreciates your willingness to help families who are struggling this year and could use a little help. Checks made to USMC Toys for Tots are also accepted. For additional information, including more drop-off locations, please contact volunteer Diana Clark at 281-507-3387.