Get into the Christmas spirit by learning about the life and faith of St. Nicholas.

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is adding in a hefty dose of history to the holiday bustle this year with their Who Is St. Nicholas? exhibit. On display are artifacts that tell the story of the legendary St. Nicholas, the man who inspired the legend of Santa Claus. This exhibit also takes a deep-dive into his Christian faith and explores Christmas customs from all over the world.

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This event is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. If you or your family are eager to learn more about the Christmas tradition and its importance to Christianity, you certainly don't want to miss out on this truly unique opportunity.

Who Is St. Nicholas? is located in the Welcome Center at Virginia Theological Seminary now until December 20, 2019, and again January 2-6, 2020. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bear in mind that the exhibit is closed the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

For large groups or to visit the exhibit outside of regular hours, please email VisitVTS@vts.edu and put "St. Nicholas" in the email subject line.