St. Nicholas at the blessing of the animals

St. Nicholas at the blessing of the animals

Photos: Frankfort Patch

Frankfort Historic Business Association

Frankfort, Illinois, USA

Annual Kristkindl Weekend

Frankfort hosts the annual Kristkindl Weekend on the first weekend in December. This venerable event includes a parade, home tour, strolling carolers and carriage rides. St. Nicholas wanders about both days, greeting visitors. Visitors with Cookie Walk tickets receive a bag to hold homemade cookies to be collected, one each from participating merchants. Children may also decorate cookies. St. Nicholas visits the blessing of animals, a recent addition, with a local minister doing the blessing.
St. Nicholas at the blessing of the animals
With two Bichon Friess
St. Nicholas with children in town