The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

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The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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 virtual 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.
This virtual program will take place on December 13 at 5:00 on Zoom and will be live streamed to the library’s Facebook page.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 826 0566 8755


Pike County Public Library
126 Lee Avenue
Pikeville, KY 41501 United States
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