Kids combine fun with lesson on the real Santa at St. James Church


If you wished to describe a portion of Saturday as it applied to 10-year-old Annabelle Himes, you might say it was her version of All Saints Day.

In a nutshell, that’s because she got to participate in the eighth annual St. Nicholas Day Festival at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave.

The free gathering, which in addition to offering a variety of crafts, games and activities for children, featured an Advent party and a service of Evensong to teach youngsters about the real story of Santa Claus and celebrate the life of St. Nicholas, organizers said.

Read about the event and all its activities for kids, read Sunday's Vindicator or

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