🎄 St. Nicholas Day Lantern Parade

Sunday December 3, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Steubenville Nutcracker Village338 Market StreetSteubenville WV 43952
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Taking inspiration from the '"Klausjagen" (Nicholas Chase) in Switzerland and the "Laternelaufen" (Lantern Walk) in Germany, we bring you one of our favorite Eastern European traditions - The St. Nicholas Day Lantern Parade, a now annual tradition at the Steubenville Nutcracker Village! Each year, we gather and follow St. Nicholas through the streets of Steubenville, singing traditional carols and carrying our lanterns to the Nativity Creche. Attendees are invited to leave their petitions for the Christmas season with the Christ Child before moving on to festive revelry with hot cider, gluhwein, and of course, chocolate coins from St. Nick!



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This year, the Lantern Parade will take place on December 3rd, the Sunday eve before St. Nicholas' Feast Day. We will gather at the parking lot of First Westminster Presbyterian Church (235 N. 4th St.) and at 7PM, process 3 blocks down the center of 4th Street to the Nativity Creche in the Sanctuary Garden at St. Paul's Church (415 Adams Street). Anyone is welcome to join the parade and participants are invited to make & bring their own lanterns on a stick and bells to ring!

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