The kids become royalty for a day at the magical Sinterklaas celebration, which celebrates the centuries-old Dutch character Sinterklaas (the precursor to Santa Claus in North America) and is rooted in the Hudson Valleys rich heritage as a Dutch colony. This years festivities in Rhinebeck will once again include plenty of childrens workshops and thrilling performances all throughout the Village of Rhinebeck. The days festivities culminate at dusk with the Childrens Starlight Parade, which is led by Sinterklaas himself riding his trusty white steed. The parade marches into the center of the village and is followed by the Sinterklaas Pageant and the Illuminated Star Ceremony in honor of all the children. A special wish for peace brings the event to a close. For complete details, click here.
Attached photo by Doug Baz courtesy of Jeanne Fleming.