St. Nicholas Day. This is a favorite. Our kids love it as much as Christmas day.
They get candy and new shoes and sometimes new winter coats or pajamas.
I'm always amazed that they love this day so much considering we give them just a few things.
Other things we did during Advent but not pictured are daily lighting of the Advent wreath after supper followed by Advent prayers. We try to do "little gifts for Jesus" through Advent, being mindful of how we can "gift him" him love by loving others. We hang lights in our home on the feast of St. Lucy and leave them up until Candlemas. And we always go to a Posada hosted by our Mexican friends, which is a definite highlight of our Advent season.