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

Crowns & Branches Plus Puppet Workshops

Open to the community

Each year we begin the preparations for Sinterklaas Festival Day with fun activities for all. Crowns & Branches as well as the Puppet Workshop are open to the community and free of charge; donations are welcome. Children & adults welcome. Lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 



LOCATION: 3 Mulberry St.  In the gym in the former Father Brogan Center and Good Shepherd Rectory


Wednesday, November 29   2:30-6pm

Thursday, November 30       2:30 – 6 PM

Quiet Time

In the spirit of inclusivity, we have a large space (a gym) with areas that can be dedicated to neuro-divergent children and children with other special needs.

Consider Volunteering?

If you are interested and willing to help run Crowns and Branches please contact Joanna Hess (845-505-6397) or sign up online.


Join Sinterklaas puppeteers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles for workday sessions to restore, remake, and create puppets for the Starlight Parade!

Help us make this year’s honored animal, the ANT! Bring color back to the Turtle! Give luster to the Peace Dove!

Workshops are geared towards adults and teens, and older children working with an adult are welcome!

Workshop space and exact times TBD


11:00am – 4:00pm

  • Friday, November 17
  • Saturday, November 18
  • Friday, November 24
  • Saturday, November 25
  • Sunday, November 26

Spots are limited and registration is required! To register for the puppet workshops, email processionalarts@gmail.com and we will be in touch.

Buy A Star

Feed A Family

Our stars feed both the soul and the body!

Scavenger Hunt

Help the and find her colony!

Parking Spot Raffle

We all know how hard it is to park on Sinterklaas Day. Here is a chance to win your very own parking spot for December 2nd — all day and evening.

With Gratitude

This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

It's A Great Show!

Sinterklaas brings over 350 musicians, actors, magicians and other magical performers to town to entertain you!