Friday, December 2, 2011

St. Nick December 5

Don’t forget to have kids hang their stockings the evening of Dec. 5th for St. Nick to come and fill them up.

Did you know that this is not a tradition observed everywhere?

Like the fish fry and frozen custard, the celebration of St. Nick's Day, though not exclusively a Milwaukee tradition, is especially strong here. Tradition calls for children to hang their stockings or put out their shoes in the hopes that St. Nicholas will visit in the night, leaving a trinket or two for good children. Naughty kids will find a lump of coal or a switch instead.

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