Saint Nicolas rides in the town parade

Saint Nicolas rides in the town parade

Photos: Marcus Vankan

Office du Tourisme

Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Lorraine, France

St. Nicolas Festival

Children visit Saint Nicolas at the tourist office in Saint-Nicolas-de-Port. The office is adjacent to the large basilica dedicated to Saint Nicolas. Parents take pictures of their children with Saint Nicolas and his donkey. In the evening there is a parade through the town—Saint Nicolas rides a boat float in the parade.
Saint Nicolas rides in the town parade
The saint's float looks like a boat
There are even children in a tub!
Saint Nicoolas meets children and parents at the tourist office
Saint Nicolas' donkey is there, too