The 21st Annual drive-thru Holiday of Lights moves into its third weekend, Friday, December 18, through Sunday, December 20, from 5p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Koop Drive in Mandeville. The drive-thru light display will also be open for viewing Christmas Eve through Christmas night.
Non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government are closed Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25, in observance of Christmas. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services will also close Saturday, December 26. The Tammany Trace, Kids Konnection Playground, and Camp Salmen Nature Park are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government are closed Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1, in observance of the New Year. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services will also close, Saturday, January 2. The Tammany Trace, Kids Konnection Playground, and Camp Salmen Nature Park are closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
St. Tammany Parish Government will accept Christmas trees for recycling. The trees are collected for use in cooperative marsh restoration efforts. Bare, unflocked trees can be brought to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds at 1515 North Florida Street in Covington and The Old Levee Board Property at 61134 Military Road in Slidell, during daylight hours. Trees must be stripped of all decorations —ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. and the stands must be removed completely to be eligible for the program. Flocked trees cannot be accepted at the drop-off sites as they cannot be used for the project. Trees will be accepted until January 29, 2021.