It’s true there’s no place like home for the holidays. But when you want the cozy vibes, delicious food and festive activities without the clean-up, The Mansion in Glen Cove provides the best of both worlds (with a hint of Gatsby!). This season, treat yourself and family to a trip to the elegant Gold Coast mansion once lived in by oil executive John T. Pratt and congresswoman Ruth Baker Pratt.
Thanksgiving at the Mansion
When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 1pm and 4pm
Why Go: Indulge in savory seasonal favorites that—gasp—rival moms. Think grilled chicken with a tangy-sweet cranberry orange glaze. But yes, of course, there’s turkey. Find it at a carving station aside chestnut and sausage stuffing. The dessert menu runs the delectable gamut from traditional apple pie to a pumpkin cheesecake.
Breakfast With Santa
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 9, 9-11am
Why Go: Take the little ones in your life to meet the jolly old elf—the sparkle in their eyes when they see him is even sweeter than the menu. But the menu is in fact delicious. Think cinnamon swirl French toast, peppermint candy cane pancakes, red velvet waffles and bagels.