St Nicholas greets children

St Nicholas greets children

Photos: C Myers, St Nicholas Center

Hope Church (RCA)

Holland, Michigan, USA

St. Nicholas Celebration

Children and parents are greeted with an introduction to the evening, followed by craft activities and singing the traditional Dutch Sinterklaas song, Here Comes Saint Nicholas. And he does come! After St. Nicholas tells some of his stories, everyone sings another Sinterklaas song, Sinterklaas Kapoentje, before finding treats in their shoes.
St Nicholas greets children
St Nicholas tells stories using pictures
Children brought gifts of toys and food
Children make St. Nicholas figures for Hope Church homebound members
Another activity: paper miter-making
Above: Shoes lined up in the hall, waiting<br />Filled shoes ready for children