John R. Park Homestead

Essex, Ontario, Canada

Eve 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.