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Sinterklaas Festival Day, Rhinebeck, New York

Sinterklaas Festival Day in RHINEBECK



Sadly, Sinterklaas is cancelled this year of 2020 due to the Pandemic.

Join us on Saturday December 4, 2021, Rhinebeck, New York

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.

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. You can download a copy of the 2019 program here.


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.