Residents heading to the Winter Wonderland in Dix Hills Saturday are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys, toys or games to donate to others in need.
“Entry and ice skating are free for everyone at this weekend’s Winter Wonderland event at Dix Hills Ice Rink but we are asking for donations to help make Christmas a little more merry for underprivileged children this year,” said Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Don’t let a child wake up Christmas morning without a present to open – please donate new, unwrapped toys, books or games.”
Toys may also be dropped off in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots donation boxes at the following Town facilities now through Dec. 20:
- Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington
- Dix Hills Ice Rink, 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
- Huntington Highway Department, 30 Rofay Drive, Huntington
- Town Senior Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington
Donations can also be made at ToysForTots.org. Those wishing to volunteer or to host Toys for Tots donation boxes may contact Maj. Chuck Kilbride at (516) 902-0934.
The Winter Wonderland free ice skating event at Dix Hill Ice Rink, 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, is Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Activities will include photos with Santa, free ice skating and free skate rentals, an ugly sweater contest, decorating holiday ornaments to take home for free and opportunities to win prizes. The Dix Hills Ice Rink food concession stand will be open for business and giving away free hot chocolate. Live holiday entertainment by the Huntington High School Band Ensemble, Huntington High School Chorus, and Stimson Middle School Teen Tones Chorus is also on the agenda.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (631) 351-3089 for more information.