Sankt Nikolaus Fest

Sunday, December 5th

Tickets On Sale Now!

All are welcome to enjoy this nostalgic visit with Christmas past. With a focus on family fun and making lasting memories, the Athenaeum Foundation brings traditional holiday favorites to ring in the season of joy.

Since 1985, the Sankt Nikolaus book of names has kept the name and age of every child who has visited with St. Nikolaus. At check in, your child’s name is added for a personalized visit with St. Nikolaus himself!

1:00 PM - Event Starts and Craft Activities Begin
1:00 - 2:30 - Music in 1st Floor Lobby 1:00 - 2:00 - Folk Dancing in the Basile Theatre
2:15 - 2:45 - Adzooks Puppet Show in the Basile Theatre
3:00 - 4:00 - Tree Lighting & Sankt Nikolaus Processional in the Basile Theatre
4:00 PM - Event End

All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the care and maintenance of the Historic Athenaeum.

* At this the time, this will be a socially distant event and guests who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to wear masks during the duration of the event, unless actively eating or drinking. This does include children 3 and older that are not vaccinated against COVID-19. If there are any changes are made to this policy, this info will be updated

Gingerbread House Contest


Adzooks Puppet Show

Live Tree Lighting


Court of St. Nikolaus

Start Your Holiday Season With this German Tradition

Thank You Sponsors

Ruth Reichmann in Memory
of Eberhard Reichmann


Thank You Partners