Past Events

St. Nicholas Day Family Event

St. Nicholas Kneeler
12/04/21 —12/05/21


The Historical Society of Rockland County invite you to join us for 

Saint Nicholas Day 
at the Jacob Blauvelt House


  • Saturday, December 4: 10:30 am[SOLD OUT], 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 5: 10:30 am[SOLD OUT], 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm

Program duration: 45 minutes

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

Price: $5 per person (adults and children) for onsite program 
           $10 per box for at-home/pickup program (we recommend one box per child)[SOLD OUT]

Visit the Historical Society of Rockland County for an unforgettable experience of wonder and fun! We're opening our 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House to welcome children of all ages to celebrate Saint Nicholas as we've done since 1961. This traditional program is a highlight of the holiday season, and many adults who enjoyed this event in the past, as children, now bring their own families.

  • Join in the traditional Dutch celebration
  • See shoes magically filled with goodies 
  • Hear wondrous and joyful stories 
  • Enjoy holiday refreshments 
  • Meet Saint Nicholas and his beautiful horse 

Why not begin your own tradition and join us? Each child receives a special treat in his or her shoe from Saint Nicholas, and everyone can visit with Saint Nicholas and his horse! 


You can also call us with a credit card at (845) 634-9629, or download, fill out and return a PDF below by November 27, 2021with a check made payable to "HSRC" to:

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

COVID-19 Safety: 
  • Storytelling and refreshment service during in-person programs will be held inside the Jacob Blauvelt House. Capacity in each time slot is limited to 24 people (adults and children). All guests over age 12 entering the house must be vaccinated; masks/facial coverings are required for the duration of the indoor program.

  • A take-home version of the St. Nicholas Day experience (curbside pickup box and online storytelling) will be offered again this year. Each pickup box contains a traditional printed program, 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. 

Cancellation Policy: Refunds for in-person tickets can be given only if space can be filled by another guest prior to the event. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Only those who have made full payment can be accommodated. If the event is canceled by the HSRC for any reason, all tickets will be fully refunded. 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 for the at-home program cannot be given.

2021 St Nicholas Day At-Home Program Registration PDF
2021 St Nicholas Day On-Site Program Registration PDF


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