St Nicholas Fest Canterbury 2012
Now, in its eighth year, the St Nicholas’ Festival Parade is a fun and lively community parade, the purpose of which is to welcome the start of Christmas and raise money for worthy charities. The 2012 annual event took place on Saturday 8th December and saw hundreds of children and musicians take part. The great procession started at Canterbury’s iconic Westgate Towers at midday; with Canon Jim Rosenthal dressed as St Nicholas. It wound its way through the historic cobbled streets of the city, spreading festive cheer to all, while raising money for charity. Just over an hour into the event, the parade made its way to the Cathedral and the celebrations continued into the Nave, where hundreds of people attended a short service, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.