Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert
Friday, December 2 FREE!
Before there was Santa Claus, there was St. Nicholas, known traditionally as the “bearer of gifts.” On December 6, many Europeans still celebrate St. Nicholas Day, and many Christmas traditions emerged from this holiday. The Elmhurst History Museum invites the public to celebrate this tradition and Elmhurst’s German roots with a concert of German carols and a performance by Jolly Old St. Nick. Now in its 80th year, Elmhurst’s own Damenchor (Women’s Chorus) and Männerchor (Men’s Chorus) will perform German carols that the audience can join in singing. St. Nicholas himself, brought to life by first-person history performer Terry Lynch, will join the festivities to explain the celebration and take pictures with the kids. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas! All ages welcome, reservations are required. Participants are invited to bring $1 to donate to the Yorkfield Food Pantry.
Location: Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York St., Elmhurst
The 2016 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest was bigger and better than last year, with close to 600 people in attendance on the Museum grounds on September 17th. The day included beer and cider tastings from over 30 craft brewers and live music by local guitarist Scotty Long. Many thanks to the event sponsors, the beer vendors, an enthusiastic group of volunteers, the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club of Elmhurst for putting together a great day for all.