Ideas for Youth Groups

St Nicholas with parachute
Postcard: Austria
St Nicholas Center Collection

Discussion Guides

Santa & St. Nicholas
Discussion guideline and activities
St. Nicholas—Sharing the Gift
Explore the meaning of Christmas celebration

Party Ideas

St. Nicholas Party
Youth plan party for younger kids
“St. Nicholas Bishop” Class Party
from Brazil

Video

We’re Here to Ruin SANTA 
Unusual look at Santa/St. Nicholas, with solid information and a bit of dark humor

Ideas from other sections

Activity Sheet

People of Faith: Saint Nicholas of Myra
Middle schoolers activity sheet

Lesson Plan

Show God’s Love: St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia
Lesson plan for ages 13-17 from the Christian Education Department, Orthodox Church in America
Who are you waiting for? Santa? St. Nicholas? Jesus?
Advent Biblical reflection for youth or adults

Comics

The Miracles of St. Nicholas: The Pious Man’s Daughters and the Butcher’s Boys
A real Story of the True St. Nick by cartoonist Calamity Jon
This cartoon version probably isn’t for everyone
St. Nicholas versus Arius
A cartoon account of Nicholas at the Council of Nicaea by George Tautkus
This is a comic, so expect a bit more than one punch!

Other

St. Nicholas Day Tradition for Teens
Help older kids and teens think about generosity and helping, near and far
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