“Sinterklaas” Once Again Bedazzles Historic Kingston….And Rhinebeck!


Saturday Nov. 30 is Sinterklaas Arrival Day at the historic Kingston Waterfront.

It is a day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches*, a march down Broadway, a parade of stars, and puppets galore. Kingston welcomes Sinterklass and then sends him on his ultimate destination across the river to Rhinebeck.  He will leave the historic Rondout area in grand style:  on his white horse down the the Hudson where he will board a tugboat!  After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.

Sinterklaas keeps moving along the Hudson Valley so be sure and visit the official website for the best time to see this legendary holiday figure!

Watch this video from the past to show you the fun and excitement that occurs in the historic Rondout area of Kingston as the parade takes Sinterklaas to the river and sends him off across to the festival in Rhinebeck!

What: Sinterklaas in the Hudson Valley

When:  He arrives in Kingston on Saturday Nov. 30 and then goes to Rhinebeck where he is greeted with a huge festival on December 7.

Website:  http://www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com/

NOTE:  Remember…Sinterklaas arrives first in Kingston (on the west side of the Hudson) and the festival is on the east side of the river in Rhinebeck!  Hence this festival is listed in two counties – Ulster (Kingston) and Dutchess (Rhinebeck)

About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit www.upstatenewyorkbooks.vpweb.com
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