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Sinterklaas Rhinebeck

Activities take place throughout the village during the day. See the schedule of events for details.

The Children’s Starlight Parade starts just west of town at the Library and culminates in a Pageant in the town’s municipal parking lot.Parking on Sinterklaas Day in Rhinebeck: ARRIVE early and park close by! Come and spend the ENTIRE Day with us — performances all day — all over town!

Parking on Sinterklaas Day in Rhinebeck can be DIFFICULT! Buy a raffle ticket and see if you can win your own parking space plus VIP viewing.

If you come later we recommend you arrive by 4:00pm. There’s still lots to do and many of places to eat before the parade steps off at 6pm.

Consider carpooling with friends! It is ecologically a good choice, plus it is fun to come to Sinterklaas with friends. Consider coming to animate a puppet together in the parade. Volunteer here.

Street Parking
Both north and south of the center of town on the neighborhood streets watch for posted NO PARKING areas. There will be several No Parking areas just for Sinterklaas Day.

Please DO NOT block driveways — it is no fun for the folks that get blocked in plus you will be towed & ticketed! That would be a bummer.

There’s a good reason they say: DO NOT park within 30′ of an intersection/stop sign. You will be ticketed because Emergency Vehicles cannot make turns at intersections with cars parked within 30′ of the intersection.

Parking Lots (within a few blocks walk):

Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

Rhinebeck High School – 45 North Park Rd., Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Town Highway Department – Rhinecliff Road, just west of the Parade line up starting point at the Starr Library.