“…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

Purchase Your Stars Online!



Sinterklaas Illuminated Stars.

Featuring this year’s honored animal the FROG!
Each package includes a star, an illumination unit and instructions for assembling.

Purchase in a store: Stars are available for purchase at Winter Sun & Summer Moon, Hummingbird Jewelers, Rhinebeck Department Store, Pegasus, Willow Wood, Zimmer Brothers Jewelers, Land of Oz, Sunflower, Periwinkles, Waddle and Swaddle, Rhinebeck Artists Shop, Paper Trail, and Williams Lumber.
$3 of every Star sold goes to Rhinebeck Responds to help other local not-for-profits during Covid 19.


Order online NOW available!
$15. plus shipping

Consider a donation. Stars included.

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Why do you need a star?

Carry Stars in the Parade | sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

Families carry their stars in the annual Children’s Starlight Parade.

From the moment you take possession of this star, you assume a key role in the Sinterklaas community tradition — honoring the CHILDREN.

join hundreds of your neighbors, friends, and family — carry your star in the Children’s Maritime Parade in Kingston on the last Saturday in November and on the first Saturday in December on the Sinterklaas Festival in the Children’s Starlight Parade that culminates in an illuminated pageant in the very heart of Rhinebeck.

Carry your star in your own way

Perhaps close to your chest and cradled with care, or held aloft dangling freely in the winter breeze. A gathering constellation will light the path for the many children who, bedecked in crowns and branches of their own creation, are the honored Kings and Queens of the Day.


You will want a star for the Sinterklaas Pageant Ceremony in Rhinebeck

captivated child with sinterklaas star | sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

Honor the children with a Sinterklaas Illuminated Star!

At the end of the Pageant that is the culmination of the entire Festival, everyone will gather for the final ritual, the moment you and your star have been waiting for. The Master of Ceremonies will call upon all those present to honor our children, our hope for the future, our joy of today. He will ask you to bow down on one knee to the children. At that moment, you will bow down and hold your STAR at the children’s waist level — elevating them, for a brief moment, on a sea of stars above everyone in the community. Then, you will be asked to stand again and raise your star above your heads — thus placing you, the children and the entire community in its proper place in the firmament — all of us as one and at peace under the stars.


A Star at Home

After the evening’s festivities are over, you take your star home with you to grace your hearth throughout the dark winter with the vivid memory–like a burning ember — of when we all came together to celebrate our children, our community, our lives and each other.