Friday, December 2
Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert
Time: 7:00-8:15 p.m.
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.
RSVP: Online at Elmhursthistory.org (Special Events section)
Location: Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York St., Elmhurst
More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457