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St. Nick's: a merry Milwaukee tradition

Published Dec. 3, 2018

The observance of St. Nicholas Day - often just called "St. Nick's" - lands on the short list of primarily-in-Milwaukee occurrences like Bloody Mary chasers, candy raisins and the word "bubbler." It takes place tomorrow night!

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Pickle ornaments: got one?

Published Nov. 14, 2018

Hanging a pickle-shaped ornament on the Christmas tree is a tradition for many Milwaukee families. Like St. Nick, it is rooted in a German tradition and because we have such a large German population in Milwaukee, it has been absorbed as a Brew City tradition, as well.

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Social Circle: Is celebrating St. Nick overkill?

Published Dec. 8, 2013

This week, we asked the Social Circle if it thought celebrating St. Nick was excessive considering Hanukkah and Christmas and other December gift-focused holidays. What are your thoughts on the other jolly ol' chap?

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