Our church makes a fun celebration for the kids on the Feast of St. Nicholas. When we started attending it a few years ago, I was nervous about how Santa, St. Nicholas, and baby Jesus would all come together. It actually works very well and nicely bring Santa and the idea of giving to the birth of Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas.
The kids love wearing their pjs to church, having pancakes, and making some fun crafts.
All the kids with St. Nicholas.