Springboro Library

You Better Watch Out! A History of Santa Claus

santaSanta Claus is the most recognizable symbol of Christmas in America. But "the jolly old elf" began his life as a very religious personage, surrounded by myth and mystery.

Learn how Nicholas Bishop of Myra got transformed into the red suited figure we know today. Along the way meet Emperors Aurelian and Constantine of Rome, hear the dowry story that started the whole thing and learn the true meaning behind the names of those "eight tiny reindeer."

Guest Speaker: Fred Compton, Author and Warren County Historical Society Member

​Seating is on a first come basis. Content of the program will not interfere with a young child's belief in Santa Claus, but much of the purely historical information is tailored toward an adult audience.

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