St. Nicholas in Salem




Select preferred date and time slot

Saturday, December 9 – Morning (9:30 a.m. until noon)

Saturday, December 9 – Afternoon (1:30 until 4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, December 16 – Morning (9:30 a.m. until noon)
Saturday, December 16 – Afternoon (1:30 until 4:30 p.m.)




Held in the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road)

St. Nicholas in SalemDecember 9 (CANCELLED) & 16, 9:30 a.m. - Noon; 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
A Special Day with St. Nick on December 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Old Salem Visitor's Center(900 Old Salem Road)

Bring your family to the Old Salem Visitor Center to meet the “Jolly Old Elf” himself and enjoy special programming for children and the young at heart.

Included with your purchase of a special St. Nicholas in Salem ticket:

  • Meet St. Nicholas and have a souvenir photo with him taken by a professional photographer;  2 prints with each ticket purchased.
  • Taste a holiday beverage and a treat from Winkler Bakery.
  • Listen to a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
  • Join in singing Christmas carols with the Tannenberg Organ and other holiday music at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy holiday shopping.

*Note: A Special Day with St. Nicholas (originally scheduled for Dec. 11th) for families of children with diverse abilities or special needs, has been postponed due to technical issues at Old Salem related to the recent weather event. Updates will be posted here.

This event requires a special ticket and is not included in the Old Salem All-in-One Tour Ticket. Tickets are $20 for each child and include all activities listed above, the two souvenir photos with St. Nicholas, and a holiday snack.  This year, all adults enjoy free admission.  Tickets are available for purchase online below or can be purchased on the day of the event at the Visitor Center. If you purchase tickets online, just bring a printed copy of your confirmation to event.