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St. Nicholas Day

December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Why Celebrate St. Nicholas Day?

St Nicholas with children
Illustration from envelope, Bar-le-Duc, France
St. Nicholas Center Collection

• To learn about the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas: St. Nicholas, a man of faith who lived his life in devotion to Christ
• To focus on giving more than receiving: St. Nicholas cared for the needy
• To emphasize small treats and family fun: St. Nicholas loved children
• To provide a bit of special festivity early in the waiting weeks of Advent: St. Nicholas points to Jesus, the heart of Christmas
• To offer a spiritual dimension to gift giving
• To tell the story of a Christian saint, whose model life inspires compassion and charity
• To honor St. Nicholas honors the Christ Child who selflessly gave the greatest gift of all—himself


December 5, 2014
8:00 am - 3:00 pm