Essex, Ontario, CanadaEve of St. Nicholas
For the Eve of St. Nicholas the 1842 house is decorated for the holidays. Activities include blacksmithing, woodcarving, and needlework demonstrations; making gingerbread cookies and crafting ornaments. Guests may visit St. Nicholas' white horse, as well as Ruprecht and Belsnickel. Mulled cider and roasted chestnuts are served.