The Story of St Nicholas: From Saint to Santa

Event Details

  • Date(s): December 03, 2023 to December 03, 2023
  • Timeframe: 2pm to 3pm. Refreshments to follow
  • Location: St George Orthodox Church 1508 Northside Dr, Prescott, AZ

Date: December 3rd, 2023
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Refreshments: 3pm – 4pm
Location: St. George Orthodox Church, 609 W Gurley Street
Admission: Free

Discover the Origins of Santa Claus
This Christmas season, St. George Orthodox Church invites you and your family to a unique experience. Delve into the enchanting story of St. Nicholas, the historical figure whose extraordinary life inspired the beloved legend of Santa Claus.

For the Adults:

Experience a narrative journey through the life of Saint Nicholas. Learn about the Bishop whose acts of kindness and miracles laid the foundation for the story of Santa Claus. Interspersed between the narrative, our choir will perform early Christian hymns that were, and still are, sung during the Christmas season.

For the Children:

While the adults are listening to the narrative, children will be having their own unique experience. They will be engaged in a variety of hands-on festive crafts, have a chance to speak to Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus, and-in the spirit of Saint Nick- choose their own gifts to anonymously bless a stranger or friend.


All are invited for refreshments as well as to take a photo with St. Nicholas/Santa Claus. Families will also receive materials to celebrate Saint Nicholas in their own homes on December 6.