Other Holiday Activities

In addition to the Little Italy Toy Drive, we have created some magical events to maintain the holiday cheer and bring us closer together. 

JOY! LITTLE ITALY MIXOLOGISTS’ Holiday Cocktail & Mocktail Virtual Tutorial

Whoever says kids enjoy the holiday season more than adults hasn’t tried the delicious, themed cocktails and mocktails our Little Italy mixologists have in store for you! Every Thursday in December, virtual cocktail/mocktail making classes, with Little Italy mixologists, will be released on our Facebook and Instagram and the recipes for each class, will be posted on Tuesdays. More mixologists will be added as we get closer to December!


Giuseppe the Elf was called back to the North Pole, so his brother Giovanni, or Gio as his friends like to call him, came to tour Little Italy instead! All month long Gio will be popping up in different areas of our neighborhood to join in the holiday fun and silliness. Think you know where he is going to go next? Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see if he pops up where you guessed.  He will start making appearances on December 1st and will be making daily appearances until he has to go back to the North Pole on December 25th.

Letters to Santa

BY MAIL: We love Santa and appreciate him for being an essential worker! To help get letters to him quickly, the whole famiglia will be able to drop off their letters at our Big Red Mailbox located at Piazza della Famiglia. To prepare your letter for Santa, his mailing address should be placed in the middle of the envelope.


Your full name and address should be written in the upper left corner, followed by a first-class stamp in the upper right corner. Letters requesting clothes and shoes should include sizes and colors. Letters requesting toys, games and books should be specific. Letters must be dropped off by December 13th to get a response from Santa!

ELECTRONICALLY: If you do not have a chance to stop by, no problem at all! Santa’s also gone digital. You can now also send him your letters via email to Letters@SantaInLittleItalySD.com.