“…just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It’s a Wonderful Life.”
—Huffington Post
Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day, Rhinebeck, New York
  • Sinterklaas Annual Rhinebeck Parade | sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

What’s Sinterklaas?

A community-wide series of events that draw on our Dutch heritage and the retelling of the Sinterklaas story to create a celebration of those we cherished most: OUR CHILDREN. For on the days of Sinterklaas Festivals the children become the Queens and Kings among us!


At the start, Sinterklaas was a real person. He was born in the 4th century in Myra, Asia Minor, where he became a bishop. Little else is known about him—except that he loved children.. Read on…

What’s Happening?


Star Party set for November 8

Come to the kick off event of the Sinterklaas season? This is our one major fundraiser and it is truly a Star Party! Meet the Snow King and Queen. Tasty refreshments and special local spirits.
Get your tickets…


celebration space | sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

Celebration Space set to open November 6.

Come make your Crowns & Branches. Help make the giant puppets. Its all happening in November at the workshop spec in Rhinebck More info…

How Can It Be Free?

We rely on donations from community members, businesses, and institutions —see who has donated! Your support is critical to keeping Sinterklaas a ticket-free event! Consider a donation now.


It Takes a Village! Become a Volunteer!

Do you know how all the puppets will come alive to dance their way down the road parading for all to see? Through the help of many volunteers. Ready for an extra good time?