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Who was St Nicholas?

Canterbury's annual St Nicholas Parade is taking place today. It celebrates the life of the 4th century priest who was the inspiration for Santa Claus.

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Canterbury celebrates the life of St Nicholas

The St Nicholas Community Parade hits the streets of Canterbury Credit: ITV Meridian

Crowds of people packed the centre of Canterbury in Kent today, for the city's annual St Nicholas Parade. It celebrates the life of the 4th century priest who was the inspiration for Santa Claus. The parade goes from the Westgate towers to Canterbury Cathedral

It's a precarious balancing act for some! Credit: ITV Meridian
Canterbury Cathedral's nativity scene Credit: ITV Meridian

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