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Sinterklaas Festival Day in RHINEBECK



Join us on Saturday December 3, 2022, Rhinebeck, New York

Sinterklaas is a day-long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all over the village of Rhinebeck. Don’t miss the Dancing Bear, the Pocket Lady, and Mother Holly. The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade at 6:00 pm, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight. A non-denominational event, Sinterklaas joins residents and visitors alike, people of all ages and backgrounds, in a memorable celebration of children, art, and the light of the winter season.


Parking Info:

Read all the parking regulations here.
Be aware of Rhinebeck parking regulations as posted on the village streets. More detail about parking and street closings here.
FIND parking lots at the Northern Dutchess Hospital, at the Rhinebeck High School, at the Highway Department (W. Market St., 0.3 miles west of the Starr Library), and behind the Starr Library.


Be sure to grab a program booklet when you arrive so you know the whole story of Sinterklaas in the Mid-Hudson Valley. It will make for an even richer experience! Visit the ASK ME Ladies’ table in the center of town by the Beekman Arms.

In the meantime — browse through last year’s program if you want to get a feel for what happens, or you want to relive your own special memories!