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The Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) hosts several events each year, including a contingent in the Lansdowne Fourth of July parade, followed by a neighborhood picnic on the Island at Walsh and DeForest Roads; a fall or Halloween activity; and a holiday tree lighting. In addition, the Mansfield Brass Quintent holds an annual Caroling Under the Streetlights one weekend night before Christmas and the Santa mailbox returns each December for mailing all important letters to the North Pole.

Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM

The “Island” Parklette (DeForest and Walsh Roads)

Welcome the Holiday Season to the Manor with the annual tree lighting, featuring a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider, coffee, and assorted holiday treats.

For additional information or to donate baked goods to the tree lighting, please use the contact link.

(While the tree lights will be turned on rain or shine, Santa will not be able to visit, nor refreshments be served in the case of foul weather)

The Santa Claus Mailbox

The Santa mailbox returns to the “Island,” (DeForest and Walsh Roads). Write a letter to the man in red sharing your holiday wish list and filling him in on your activities this year.

This year the mailbox will accept letters from the tree lighting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 through Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Drop it in the magical mailbox and Mr. Claus may find time in his busy December schedule to reply.

To receive a reply from Santa, please ensure letters include the sender’s first name and street address (house number and street).

Caroling Under the Lights

Saturday, December 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Caroling Under the Lights in Gladstone Manor with The Mansfield Brass

The Mansfield Brass begins caroling at the corner of Mansfield and Madison Roads, proceeds down Madison, up Walsh to the Gladstone Manor Island Parklette, and continues down Mansfield to Madison, concluding its tour of the Manor in the cul-de-sac at the intersection of East and West Windermere Terraces. The group stops to play under the Manor’s streetlights and holiday tree.

Carolers are welcome!

If you are willing to host an after-caroling party please post it on Nextdoor or contact Paul at [email protected]