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The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

December 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a “jolly old elf,” rather than a pious Christian Bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture? This illustrated lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. It also includes many recognizable images and poems. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this presentation.


Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
349 E. Main St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 United States
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