Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

Homer Glen, Illinois, USA

Christmas on the Prairie

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Christmas on the Prairie combines the life and tradition of St. Nicholas with the life of early settlers on the prairie of Illinois. The afternoon offers demonstrations of pioneer life and nature-inspired Christmas crafts. A nature walk has story tellers along the path, telling the true story of St. Nicholas. There is even a warming station with hot chocolate and cookies. There are also crafts for children and homemade bake sale items. At 4:30 St. Nicholas arrives in a horse-drawn carriage and enters the church where he meets with all the children. Vespers follows St. Nicholas’ visit.