St. Nicholas Appearances

At Christ Gate
St Nicholas in Canterbury, England
Byzantine Nicholas with child
St Nicholas in Hillside, New Jersey
With church group
St Nicholas in Holland, Michigan

Today’s good saint visits a great variety of places—some are big and spectacular, while others are small and intimate. Some take place in the public square, others in schools, churches, and even homes. Some invite the larger public to participate, others are for members only.

All visits, however, seek to bring the true spirit of Saint Nicholas to children and adults alike:

  • Compassion
  • Generosity
  • Love of God

Tips and ideas for St. Nicholas appearances

TIPS IN THIS SECTION

Helpers
Appearances go smoothly with good helpers
Props & Talking Points
Visuals for engaging presentations
Illustrative Objects for St. Nicholas Stories
More suggestions for storytelling
Scripts
One-person presentations and two-person dialogues
Tips
General, logistical, and conversational suggestions for St. Nicholas
Treats
Simple, affordable St. Nicholas treats, to give in person or leave in shoes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN OTHER SECTIONS

Costumes
Costume suggestions & patterns
Croziers
Crozier top to make an inexpensive crozier
Find a St. Nicholas
A new, growing directory of experienced St. Nicholases in the US and Canada

MORE IN OTHER SECTIONS

St. Nicholas Feast Day: Neighborhood Party
St. Nicholas for outreach and service
Picture Your Child with St. Nicholas
Plan for a simple event from Alternatives
St Nicholas Visits—Keeping the Tradition Alive
Photos and details of visits from around the world
More ideas for churches 

A spirited presentation by James Gooden at Grace St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona
13 minutes

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