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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Lean Your Ear This Way! Jolly Old St. Nick is Back

Jolly Old St. Nick_newsflash

Kick off the holiday season with this special event—now it its fourth year! Before there was Santa Claus, there was St. Nicholas, known as the “bearer of gifts.” On December 6th, many Europeans celebrate St. Nicholas Day and many modern Christmas traditions have emerged from this holiday. The Elmhurst History Museum celebrates this tradition and Elmhurst’s German roots with a concert of German carols and an appearance by Jolly Old St. Nick. Now in its 80th year, Elmhurst’s own Damenchor (Women’s Chorus) and Männerchor (Men’s Chorus) will perform traditional German carols that the audience can join in singing. St. Nicholas will join the festivities to share the story of his legend and take pictures with the kids. Hot cocoa and cookies provided while supplies last. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. All ages welcome, no reservations required. Cash donations to the York Food Pantry giving tree are gratefully accepted. FREE ADMISSION!

More info: elmhursthistory.org (Special Events section) or 630-833-1457

Location: Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York St., Elmhurst

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