Rhinebeck, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day
Rhinebeck, New York
"...just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It's a Wonderful Life."
—Huffington Post

Category: Event

Breathe Studio Sinterklaas Fundraiser

Join us for our Sinterklaas Fundraising event! We are hosting a Fusion fitness class that will incorporate barre and yoga. Nicole & Lea will be instructing this class together.

All fitness levels are welcome. Modifications will be provided.

Saturday, November 19th at 9:30 a.m.

Event address: Fr. Brogan Center, 6 Mulberry Street, Rhinebeck

100% of the proceeds from the class will go to this very special annual community event!

Advanced registration is required, so sign up now! If you have anything festive- please wear it!

?The minimum donation is $30.

? You will be entered into a raffle where you will have the opportunity to win: A spa gift basket or a 5 class package from Breathe.

? If you donate $50 or more you will receive two raffle tickets, one complimentary class at Breathe Barre & Pilates and your choice of a Sinterklaas star or a gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade Sinterklaas headband!

? Sign up! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11rzSnvYqtTBS4mRgZkbZ_H7qVKzjD9Ny5v9I5P0Bcuk/viewform?edit_requested=true

Woodland Night on November 19, 2022

Step into Vlei forest after hours to visit Sinterklaas animals in their natural habitat before they emerge into town for the Sinterklaas Parade. The Seven Sisters, twinkling lights and Sinterklaas stars illuminate your path.

This immersive experience of the nighttime forest and marsh, through the lens of this cherished Sinterklaas tradition, is an awe-inspiring journey of our irreplaceable forests and the biodiversity within them.

Woodland Night is a collaboration of the Winnakee Land Trust and Sinterklaas.


Vlei Marsh Rhinebeck (Parking at Burger Hill)


Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 4-8PM. Timed entry.


Adults $15; Youth (12 & under FREE)



Buy a Sinterklaas Star lantern to illuminate your walk through Woodland Night, then decorate your home and bring it again to the Dec 3rd parade!

Parking & Arrivals

Please note

Parking Location


If your plans change and you no longer plan to attend, please email contact@winnakee.org, so that we can make your spot available to others. This event is expected to sell out and has limited availability.

Create Your Own Hobby Horses & March in the 2022 Sinterklaas Parade!

Sinterklaas & Southlands Invite You to Create Your Own Hobby Horses 8 March in the 2022 Sinterklaas Parade!

Sunday, November 20, 2022
Workshops at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
at The Southlands Foundation
5771 US-9
Rhinebeck, NY 12571

1 hour time slots (spaces limited): https://forms.gle/7FU3noCrX8B9kbrm7

RIDE your hobby horse in the Sinterklaas Parade on Saturday, December 3! (Instructions will be provided, but marching is not required)

COLOR a Mask!This year’s Sinterklaas Honored Animal is The Porcupine


Questions? info@southlands.org or phone: (845) 876-4862

For more information about Sinterklaas: https://sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

For more information about Southlands: https://southlands.org

Sinterklaas Benefit Concert with Tuba Skinny

Save the Date: September 4

This amazing night of fabulous New Orleans Jazz is a ticketed event. Watch this page or sign up for the Sinterklaas email list to get details and purchase your tickets.

Love It or Swap It!

YES, the SWAP is returning for 2022!  October 23rd!

Love It or Swap It save the date


Where & When…

Sunday, October 23, 2022 — 12-4 pm, Old Buckeley Middle School Gym (newly named: Dutchess Shepherd)

The corner of Market and Mulberry St. Rhinebeck, New York

Here’s how it works…

FIRST: Gather up your Swap items: women’s clothes, accessories, jewelry, handbags and shoes
Items must be in very good condition, delivered on hangers

THEN: Drop off your swap items the day before, October 22, at the Old Buckeley Middle School (newly named: Dutchess Shepherd) or bring on the day of the event.

ON October 23: Come to the Swap, bring your family and friends.
$25 Donation All proceeds go to Sinterklaas! our annual community-wide winter celebration!

Visit the SinterStore…

Located inside the Swap you’ll find the store filled with special items for sale: accessories, gifts, jewelry, designer clothes, and gift certificates. Plus our special collection of Cashmeres!!!

Questions? Ask us: sinterswapstore@gmail.com

Dutch Treats & Summer Sweets Sinterklaas Fundraiser


Join us for music, great food and drink specials, a photo booth,  great raffle and auction items, storytelling and more! A fun time for kids and adults!

Tues. July 26, 5-7:30 pm

The Anchor, 744 Broadway
$10 suggested donation.


Grumpus Making Workshops


Join us in making  jumbo cardboard Grumpus heads for the annual Sinterklaas Send-Off parade that takes place on November 26th in Kingston this year.  If  you love creating imaginary works out of cardboard, paint, glue, and  shellac, this is the right place for you. 

July 9, 10 am-2 pm (during the Kingston Farmer’s Market)

July 16, 10 am-2 pm (during the Kingston Farmer’s Market)

July 23, 10 am-2 pm (during the Kingston Farmer’s Market)

July 30, 10 am-2 pm (during the Kingston Farmer’s Market)

The Old Dutch Church in uptown Kingston, NY. Free.


Sinterklaas Star Party

WHAT: The Star Party, Annual Fundraiser & Celebration

WHEN: Saturday November 9, 2019 — 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: The Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, New York


The annual Sinterklaas Kick-off Party is scheduled for Saturday November 9 and you are invited!

There is something fishy about the Illustrious Star Party this year! Our most elegant gathering of the year at which the Snow King and Queen Bring the Celestial Flame to light the First Star that is presented by the Star Child to the Keepers of the Flame; the announcement of the new Family who act as Holders of the Flame for the Sinter Season. Stories, dances, live music, prizes and much, much more! Libations and Hors d’oeuvres are served. Our biggest fundraiser of the year! All welcome! Donation: $50

Purchase your tickets today.

Prefer to order by mail?

Make your check payable to: HVCP (Hudson Valley Community Productions)
and mail to:
HVCP, 118 La Bergerie Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571


Can you do more?

To donate more than the “Star Party” amount please visit our Donation Page.

Kingston Crowns & Branches Workshops



When: Saturday, November 18, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston

Where every child becomes a King or Queen as they create their 
own crowns and branches and make their wishes.
For children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult) 
The workshops are free, but donations are welcome.

Children create their own Crowns and Branches to carry in the Parade on Sinterklaas Day when  the children become Kings and Queens with their handmade decorated crowns and royalty with their branches representing the Royal Scepter. Hundreds of handsome branches will be laid out alongside lots of beautiful and fanciful materials—jewels, ribbons, glitter, lace, streamers, — with which the children can can create their Royal garb!

Sinterklaas Crown Workshop at FiberFlame

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WHEN: Sunday, November 23, 2014 — 1:00-5:00pm

WHERE: Fiberflame in Rhinebeck: 18B East Market St.(845.516.5123)

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Dad fits a newly made crown!

Stop by Fiberflame for this drop-in workshop where kids can make SINTERKLAAS CROWNS to wear on the festival days. Parents and children are invited to co-create (the kids may need your help with some of the materials and tools!) crowns.

Crowns are a traditional part of the Hudson Valley Sinterklaas Celebration where children are elevated to royalty and the adults have the opportunity to honor our most precious ones!