St. Nick is coming to town!

No matter what you call him: Santa Claus, Joulupukki, Père Noël, St. Nick, Sinterklas, Jultomten, Mikulás, Weihnachtsmann,  Julenissen, Ded Moroz, Mos Craciun, Siôn Corn…tomorrow he’s coming to Welland. For some he is a mythical magical figure, for others a historic person with a reputation for generosity or a … Continue reading

Forget About Black Peter?????

Tomorrow is St. Nicolas Eve.  In The Netherlands and around the world children of Dutch heritage will be setting out their wooden shoes.  They will be going to bed not with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads but … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Chocolates

Chocolate Christmas tree ornaments have been popular since 1880 when Woolworth sold the first chocolate ornaments in their department stores. In England you will find chocolate coins covered in gold foil paper. These coins are an echo of the generosity … Continue reading