Past Events

St. Nicholas Day Family Event

2020 St Nicholas Box Image
St Nick and Jenn
12/05/20 —12/06/20

The Historical Society of Rockland County invite you to enjoy this year's

Saint Nicholas Day
Box & Photo Op

When: Saturday, December 5 &
Sunday, December 6
Pickup times: 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am,
12:30 pm, 1:15 pm, and 2:00 pm*

Where: Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Road, New City

Price: $10 per box (we recommend one box per child)

This year may look different, but at the Historical Society of Rockland County we’re striving to keep the holiday tradition alive with our 59th annual Saint Nicholas Day program. We’re offering our experience this year as a combination of curbside pickup and online storytelling, with an in-person photo option following CDC safety guidelines to keep everyone healthy!

Visit the Historical Society of Rockland County for an unforgettable experience of wonder and fun:
  • Experience the traditional Dutch St. Nicholas celebration in your own home
  • Magically fill shoes with goodies included in our pickup boxes
  • Hear wondrous and joyful stories via a unique link
  • Enjoy holiday refreshments packaged to go
  • Meet Saint Nicholas and his beautiful horse for a COVID-friendly photo op

Each Saint Nicholas Box contains our traditional printed program highlighting this Dutch tradition. You will also receive individually packaged refreshments, recipes, special treats with instructions for filling children’s shoes, and a unique link to view our magical storytelling done virtually from the Jacob Blauvelt House. When you come at your reserved time to pick up your box, you’ll have the chance to visit with Saint Nicholas and his horse for a photo op (no contact please). Mask are required, and social distancing must be observed.

St. Nicholas Day is a highlight of the holiday season. Many adults who enjoyed this event in the past, as children, now celebrate with their own families. Why not begin your own tradition and join us?

* Three family groups will be scheduled in each pickup-time period to ensure safe social distancing!

Reserve your pickup time online and purchase St. Nicholas Boxes by clicking on the Eventbrite logo:

You can also call us with a credit card at (845) 634-9629. Or download, filll out and return the PDF below by November 27, 2020with a check made payable to "HSRC," to:

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Cancellation policy: The number of available St. Nicholas boxes is limited and will be sold first come, first served basis. To take advantage of the photo opportunity with St. Nicholas and his horse, you must arrive within your scheduled pickup time. If you find you cannot pick up your box on December 5-6, we will hold it for you during the following week. Due to the space restrictions and perishability of some box items, refunds cannot be given.  

2020 St. Nicholas Box Registration PDF


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