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A Magical afternoon visiting with Saint Nick at Saint Barnabas

As the holiday season brings joy and warmth to our hearts, one event that truly captured the spirit of Christmas was A Visit with Saint Nick at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. The festivities were nothing short of magical, with Santa and Mrs. Claus gracing the occasion and spreading cheer to children and families alike.

The church transformed into a winter crafting workshop, filled with laughter and joy as families gathered for an unforgettable experience. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the enchanting presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus, who took time out of their busy schedules to join the celebration. The excitement was palpable as kids eagerly lined up to share their Christmas wishes and pose for pictures with the holiday couple.

It was fun to see children showcasing their creativity and crafting skills. From decorating ornaments to making personalized holiday cards, the atmosphere was filled with the sight of colorful masterpieces. The joy on the faces of the little ones as they proudly displayed their creations was a testament to the success of the craft corner.

One of the most delightful surprises of the evening was the treats that magically appeared in kids’ shoes. Inspired by the tradition of leaving shoes out for Saint Nicholas in some cultures, children  discovered small surprises and goodies tucked into their footwear. A whimsical touch that added an element of surprise and delight to the event.

The giant Christmas bouncy house was a hub of excitement. The inflatable structure became a focal point for energy and merriment, providing a perfect outlet for the children to burn off some holiday excitement.

To add to the festive ambiance, hot cocoa and popcorn stations were set up, offering warm and tasty treats to everyone.

In the spirit of community and togetherness, A Visit with Saint Nick at Saint Barnabas was a resounding success. The laughter, joy, and shared moments created a magical atmosphere that truly captured the essence of Christmas. As families left the event with smiles on their faces and hearts full of holiday spirit, it was evident that this gathering had become a cherished tradition, bringing the magic of the season to life for all who attended. We hope to see you again next year!

Take a moment to glance at the wonderful images in this gallery below, taken from our fellow parishioner Scott Williams!

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