St Nicholas is from Greece. He was a historic 4th-century saint and a bishop in Myra. He was popular for secretly giving gifts like putting coins in the shoes of people who left them out for him, and hence became the model for Santa Claus.
1. Gather children on the night before St. Nicholas Day and tell them his story. Read a child-friendly account of his life, such as Demi's "The Legend of St. Nicholas" or one of the stories available online at the St. Nicholas Center website. (See www.ehow.com